Economics is a contemporary, thought-provoking and evolving subject. It is always in the headlines, unearthing new problems and proposing new solutions. Economic decisions and events exert a significant influence over the everyday lives of everybody.

The Economics Department believes that we all need to develop a degree of economic awareness to be fully active citizens in a modern society. To this end it seeks to foster an interest in and enjoyment of Economics so that students understand better the world in which they live so they can participate in decision making as consumers, producers and stakeholders.