The Economics and Accounting degree provides students with the opportunity to study economics modules alongside accounting ones. This degree integrates core elements of both economics and accountancy degrees and offers an ideal platform for graduate students to enter into the accounting industry.
Economics and Accounting Degree highlights
The Queen's Economics group ranked 2nd of all Russell Group universities for student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey.
- There is also the opportunity to study or work abroad, supported by schemes such as Erasmus and Study USA.
- The Study USA programme provides students with the funded opportunity to study for a year in a US university.
- Joint Economics and Accounting students are eligible for exemptions from some professional accountancy examinations.
- Economics with Accounting students may take an optional placement year after their second year. Recent placements fromstudents studying economics and business economics include: PwC, KPMG, Citi, Oxford Economics, Belfast City Council, First Derivatives, and Tayto Group Ltd.
Internationally Renowned Experts
- Queen's is one of the 24 world-class universities that make up the Russell Group in the United Kingdom, and is the only Russell Group University in Northern Ireland.
- The Queen's Economics group ranked 2nd of all Russell Group universities for student satisfaction in the 2016 National StudentSurvey.
- Students can join the Trading and Investment Club, a student run organisation which aims to educate its members on trading and investing through guest speakers, competitions and educationalseminars.
"This degree teaches me to think critically about real world economic problems, understanding how problems occur and how they can be resolved through market theory. It has allowed me to gain the necessary skills for employment such as quantitative, analytical, computing, presenting and writing. The broad range of subjects means that I can experience the various areas before deciding on which area I want to specialise in."
Amy Gamble, BSc Economics & Accounting
Students graduating with a degree in Economics from Queen's are well placed to secure a range of employment opportunities in economics and related areas in the public and private sectors. In recent years, students have secured positions in economic analysis and appraisal with a range of government and other public sector organisations, specialist careers in banking and investment appraisal, as well as more generalist positions in economic consulting.
Employment after the Course
Typical career destinations of graduates include:
Managers and Administrators in areas such as market research, advertising, sales and personnel
Education, health or government departments
Graduate employers include: PwC; KPMG; FinTru; Ulster Bank; EY; ASM Financial Planning; JP Morgan; Aviva; Local Government; Deloitte; BDO; Morgan Stanley
'I provide strategic insight into the Bank of Ireland's key markets in the UK and am responsible for all its economic and market research, briefings and presentations in Northern Ireland. I am a member of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Northern Ireland's economic affairs committee and also appear regularly in the local media.'
Alan Bridle, Graduate in BSc Economics, Head of Economics & Market Analysis - Bank of Ireland, London and Northern Ireland
What employers say
'For many years Oxford Economics has recruited students from Queen's Economics degree, both for industrial placement and graduate positions. The course equips students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to hit the ground running in the workplace."
David Moore, Senior Economist, Oxford Economics, Northern Ireland.
Additional Awards Gained(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)
Prizes and Awards
Foundation Scholarships for best student in Economics Level 1 and Level 2
KPMG Prize is awarded to the best graduate in the BSc Economics degree
McKane Medal is awarded to the best final honours student in Economics
Shaw Memorial Prize for best performing second-year student in BSc Economics
Top performing students are regularly awarded prizes and scholarships from
Degree plus award for extra-curricular skills
In addition to your degree programme, at Queen's you can have the opportunity to gain wider life, academic and employability skills. For example, placements, voluntary work, clubs, societies, sports and lots more. So not only do you graduate with a degree recognised from a world leading university, you'll have practical national and international experience plus a wider exposure to life overall. We call this Degree Plus. It's what makes studying at Queen's University Belfast special.