Economics Online Bachelor and Master Degree Courses in the UK

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Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Economics

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28601 £31974 £42762
25-75 percentile range £24065 - £34160 £24892 - £42048 £30343 - £57314

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28487 £33393 £44766
25-75 percentile range £24696 - £33945 £26466 - £43037 £34095 - £59887

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Economics

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Economics who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Specialisations within Economics

  • Development Economics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Urban Economics
  • Information Economics
  • Science Economics
  • Labour Economics

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Economics, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


  • The following degrees are offered for Economics studies:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip
  • Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Diploma - Dipl
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

According to a 2019 study conducted at Northeastern University in the U.S., 83% of business executives considered an online degree from a well-known institution to have the same value as its equivalent on-campus degree. The same study found that respect for online degrees has been increasing dramatically over the last decade. The reputation of the institution is generally more important than whether the degree is obtained online. The COVID pandemic has erased any remaining stigma that online education may have had in the past.

Economics (R30) - BA (Hons) at The Open University received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey 2022 with a rating of 94 out of 100 among 15 respondents.