Department of Economics

Career prospects

With 91% of our employed alumni working in graduate-level jobs six months after graduation (DLHE 2014), your career prospects as a Sussex economics graduate are excellent.

School of Business, Management and Economics student working at The Home Office

The skills we teach you throughout your degree are highly sought after by employers - you gain the ability to solve problems, analyse complex issues and data, and to learn how communicate these to non-economists.

Where do our graduates work?

Jobs secured by some of our recent graduates include:

  • Economics Intern, Civil Service
  • Graduate Accountant, EY
  • Assurance Associate, PWC
  • Development Officer, Vision Aid Overseas
  • Detainee Contact Management, Home Office
  • Project Manager, UBS Investment Bank

Career support and resources

You will receive expert advice during your time at Sussex, from guidance during meetings with your Academic Advisor to the host of opportunities provided by the School of Business, Management and Economics, as well as the University Careers and Employability Centre

You have access to guest lectures and networking opportunities with graduate employers, CV writing workshops, employer visits, interview practice and a large-scale annual careers fair held in the American Express stadium.