Trinity Hall is an extremely congenial College in which to study economics, and has a reputation for friendly relationships and excellent facilities. The College is only a brief cycle ride or walk from the Economics Faculty and the Marshall Library.
The Economics Faculty at Cambridge is one of the largest in the UK. It maintains its own computer network and students have access to a wide range of statistical databases and software. Members of the Faculty, and of the associated Department of Applied Economics, are involved in a very wide range of research projects, and the Faculty was awarded a 5 rating in a recent official survey of research output in Economics.
The Economics course is flexible with many options to choose from for Part II (the third year) of the Tripos, including the option of submitting a dissertation on a topic of one's choice, which counts for two of the six papers that are required.
Students who complete the Economics Tripos are extremely well qualified for a wide range of jobs and further courses. A substantial number go on to professional training in chartered accountancy, actuarial work and similar fields. Others are employed by financial institutions, or as professional economists in industry, government and management consultancy. If students wish to go on to further academic study, there are a large number of Master's degree courses in Cambridge, both in general Economics and in various specialised sub-disciplines, for which the wide range of skills acquired in the Economics Tripos provides a valuable foundation.