Economics & Econometrics

Best universities for social sciences degrees in Australia 2022

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Thu, 10/28/2021 - 16:10

The social sciences include a range of subjects such as geography, politics and sociology.

Social science is one of the largest fields of study in Australia, second only to business and management. Most Australian universities offer both undergraduate and postgraduate courses across a range of social science subject areas.

Best universities for social sciences degrees in the UK 2022

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Thu, 10/28/2021 - 12:27

The social sciences are fields that explore the relationships between individuals and societies. Subjects under this umbrella include anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, linguistics, politics, psychology and sociology.

In the UK, undergraduate courses tend to be in one subject within the social sciences as opposed to a singular social sciences degree.

Best universities for social sciences degrees in the US 2022

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Mon, 10/18/2021 - 13:39

As the home to some of the top universities in the world, the US is a great place to study for a social science degree.

Undergraduate programmes in the US are typically four years long and include the opportunity to study multiple subjects in the first two years, before specialising in the second half of your degree.

Subjects you study alongside your specialisation are known as minors, and your specialisation is your major, or special concentration. This format allows for a great level of flexibility and allows students to get a real grounding across the social sciences.

What can you do with an economics degree?

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:44

What is economics?

Economics is the practical and theoretical science of the production and distribution of wealth. It is based around the system of the production, buying and selling of goods and services.

As a social science it is primarily concerned with the behaviour and relationships of people and societies and economics is applied to the real world to study and analyse the activities and interaction between people, markets and governments.


Nobel laureates offer their advice to young economists

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:26

Young economists are "missing the human side of economic activity" and should get their "nose out of data", according to 2006 Nobel laureate Edmund S. Phelps. 

This is just one piece of advice included in a series of videos featuring eight Nobel prizewinners in economic sciences aimed at helping students and young economists.