Taught course

Economics

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in economics, finance, mathematics or a related subject in which you have achieved a high level of performance. You should normally have a good training in the core areas of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory (up to at least intermediate level) and a strong background in mathematics and statistics. A 2:2 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a straight technical economics degree where advanced economic theory and econometrics have been studied may also be acceptable.

When applying, please submit these supporting documents, in addition to the on-line form;

- Copy of transcript from undergraduate degrees (interim transcripts are acceptable if you have not yet finished the degree)

- English language evidence (for applicants from non-native English speaking countries)

MATHS & STATS PREPARATION

1. Please visit our Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Economics page where you will find information about the minimum level of knowledge of mathematics and statistics that you should possess from your current or previous training.

2. On the same website, please look at the details and content of the pre-session course which builds on the knowledge resumed in (1) and which is designed to equip you with further technical skills that you will require before starting your programme. Attending this course is mandatory and is offered free of charge. The course will run during welcome week and we recommend that you spend some time between now and September studying and familiarising yourself with the course material on the website, especially if you might not be able to attend the course.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Manchester is a leading centre for economics and research-led teaching. Graduate students from across the globe come to study economics at Manchester, attracted by its first-class postgraduate training and supervision in the core and specialist areas of economics.

Many famous names from the world of economics have worked here at Manchester, including three Nobel Prize winners. Interdisciplinary study is also actively pursued here with many course units involving a number of different Schools at the university.

The MA Economics course is designed to meet the growing demand for those students who seek a degree that combines a solid training in microeconomic and macroeconomic principles with quantitative methods and research informed applied economics units.

This course is different from the existing MSc Economics course at Manchester because of its focus on mainstream but less theoretical units that need to be completed.

Students who choose the MA Economics course will take compulsory course units in both microeconomics and macroeconomics; you will further advance your quantitative skills and techniques in the core units:

  • Introduction to econometrics;
  • Mathematical methods in economic analysis;
  • Further econometrics, and;
  • As part of your dissertation, you will focus on applied and/or policy-oriented research of economic data as relevant to policy makers and economics professionals.

The programme suits students who are interested in a career straight after the MA and not those students interested in postgraduate research. The latter group may find our MSc Economics more appropriate.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Social Sciences
Email
pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
0161 275 4471