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An interesting combination of maths skills, logical reasoning and current affairs.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Economics.


Overview πŸ”— This is the Economics section of the University undergraduate prospectus. The most important information about the course is here, including entry requirements, course structure, and prerequisites.

Faculty website πŸ”— This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources. The most important of them is the course description πŸ”—, which gives a general overview of what studying Economics at Cambridge is like.

Unofficial prospectus πŸ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Cambridge University Student Union; it’s written based on students’ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a Economics student is like, compared to official materials.

More things to explore

Part I of the Tripos closely follows the textbooks listed for the Microeconomics paper, Macroeconomics paper, and the Quantitative Methods paper.

For the Political and Social Aspects of Economics Paper and British Economic History Paper, you will also be studying many sources outside of the textbooks listed.

Studying Economics at Trinity College πŸ”— 🌟 A great Q&A with Dr Chris Rauh from the Department of Economics.

Economics and Land Economy webinar, St Catharine's College πŸ”— 🌟 Academics, admissions staff and current students answer questions about the courses and application processes.

CambTweet Economics πŸ”— 🌟 Follow the daily life of a current Cambridge Economics student through this Twitter account!

Application Resources

Reading Lists πŸ”— These are the reading lists for the papers that first-years take. Don’t be intimidated by how long they are; they’re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

Guide for Prospective Applicants πŸ”— 🌟 The Faculty of Economics has answered some FAQs that prospective applicants may have.

Admissions test specimen paper πŸ”—

Admissions test answer sheet πŸ”— Have a look at the Economics admissions test specimen paper first!

InsideUni Economics interview experiences πŸ”— 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!