Taught course


The University of Manchester · Economics

Entry requirements

MSc: Upper Second-Class degree or equivalent; relevant professional experience may be taken into account. Note: possibility of progressing to MSc programme from the Postgraduate Diploma in Economics, subject to satisfactory examination performance. This programme might also be suitable for students without an economics background, but are comfortable with appropriate statistical and mathematical techniques. Undergraduates from statistics, science or engineering backgrounds might wish to apply. Applicants must provide full course outlines from their previous degree course before they can be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme aims to provide balanced and rigorous training in modern theories in econometrics at the postgraduate level. Although similar to the MSc in Economics and Econometrics, it differs in that macroeconomic and microeconomic theory are not compulsory course units, but units in time-series econometrics and microeconometrics are compulsory. By the end of the programme, you should be able to understand and apply the basic principles behind the theory of econometrics, and apply these techniques to real data using packages such as Stata and PC Give, and employ more advanced computational tools using Gauss. This programme is ideal for students who wish to specialise in econometrics.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require TOEFL 623 (263 computer based) withTWE 5. Internet based score of 100 with 25 in each element. IELTS 7 with seven in writing.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations67
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
0161 275 4471
0161 275 2450