UCL Department of Economics


Economics Careers

At UCL Economics, you'll learn what the right questions are to ask and how to find the answers yourself to prepare you for the world of work.

What support can UCL and the Department offer me? 

Your Careers and Further Study Tutor

Lukasz Rachel

Assistant Professor Lukasz Rachel

Careers Tutor

Lukasz is available to discuss your chosen career path or to help you decide what you'd like to do next. You can email him for an appointment at l.rachel@ucl.ac.uk.

Visit the Careers Tutor Moodle Page and find job opportunities, careers talks and research positions. 

Parama Chaudhury

Professor Parama Chaudhury

Further Study Tutor

If you're considering further study after your degree, Parama is on hand to discuss your options with you. You can email her for an appointment at p.chaudhury@ucl.ac.uk.

You can visit the Further Study Moodle Page and find information and support on entering further study after your degree.

What does an education in Economics lead to? 

26% of our students move onto graduate study, in range of topics including, Economics, Data Science, Finance, Computing and Law. In the past students have also joined US economics doctoral programmes at universities such as Columbia, Yale and Chicago. Other graduates enter employment in management, consultancy, accountancy, banking and public policy. 

You can find a full breakdown of industries, job titles, and positions by course level: 

What skills do Economics students learn? 

At UCL Economics our research-based education provides you with the skills that you need to succeed in further study and the wide range of career destinations that our students choose. Through your modules, and CTaLE-led extra-curricular activities such as Skills Lab and Explore Econ, you will learn how to identify problems that need to be solved, how to use a mix of theory and wider literature to identify approaches to problem solving, where to find evidence to solve the problems and how to use different statistical and programming techniques to analyse the evidence. You will also be provided with opportunities to learn how to explain what you have discovered, in writing and in discussion, with expert and non-expert audiences. You can find out more about why these are the relevant employability skills to develop from our research on What are Employers Looking for.

As you work through your degree, at any level, it is a good idea to keep a log of what skills you are developing and keep track of all the examples you will want to present in applications and interviews in the future. Suggestions on how to build a Skills Portfolio Log are on the Careers Tutor Moodle page.