The economic profession has got a bad rap in Britain recently with the failure of “so-called experts” often cited by pro-Brexit campaigners as a reason to mistrust economists who overestimated the negative impacts of Brexit on the economy. Despite this, interest in economics as an academic subject is on the rise.
This week, the Guardian published its annual ranking of the UK’s best universities, which ranks establishments according to a number of factors including course satisfaction, student to staff ratio, and career prospects.
The ranking is broken down into subject areas, with economics one of those covered. Business Insider decided to take a look at the top universities for studying the subject in the UK.
As the ranking heavily favours student satisfaction as a criteria, rather than pure academic achievement, some powerhouses like University College London, Manchester University and even the London School of Economics miss out.
Check out the schools the Guardian ranks highest, below:
13. Loughborough University — 78.3 points: Generally better known for its sporting prowess than its academics, Loughborough is actually hugely impressive when it comes to teaching and research. The university finished joint 6th overall in the Guardian’s ranking.
12. St Andrews University — 78.8: Located in a quiet seaside town famous as the home of golf, St Andrews is something of an academic hotbed. Notable alumni include Britain’s Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon.
11. King’s College London — 80.1: With a famous history, King’s has educated some 12 Nobel laureates. It scored 92.3 points when it comes to the satisfaction of economics students with their teaching.
May 20, 2017 at 01:33PM
from Will Martin