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Economics

Why study here?

Economics is a great field to study and we think there are plenty of good reasons to study it at Manchester.

  • Our staff are leaders in their fields. 
  • Our department is ranked among the top 10 in the UK, is among Europe's leading research departments, and among the 100 best worldwide.
  • Three Nobel prize winners have worked within Economics in the University.
  • We are committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Our teaching is award-winning and makes use of innovative techniques and technologies.
  • Your learning will be research-informed, making sure that you have access to current theories and thinking.
  • We'll help you to keep focussed on your future too - whether you're aiming for a financial career or keen to take your research as stage further. Six months after graduation economics graduates enjoy 90% employability, and our graduates are in UK top ten for UK graduate salaries.
  • From EViews to Stata, the computer clusters that you’ll use are loaded with the software you’ll need to let you model and analyse the world around you like a professional economist.

  • Economics at Manchester's rich heritage

Research excellence

In REF 2014 (Economics & Econometrics) Manchester Economics was ranked 7th out of 28 Economics Departments in terms of research power (Grade Point Average multiplied by FTE). 

Overall, 75% of our activity was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (achieving a 4* or 3*). This includes:

Your options for economics at degree level

Economics (BSc) 

Our Economics (BSc) degree is a quantitative economics course that is designed for those who have already chosen to specialise in economics and have a strong mathematical background. 

The course emphasises economic principles and quantitative and analytical economics, particularly mathematical economics and econometrics. It also highlights the importance of study skills and applied economics and allows students to combine finance with economics if they want.

This degree arms you with the necessary analytical reasoning, essay writing and quantitative techniques to give you the best employment prospects possible.

BA (Economics and Social Studies)

Otherwise known as the BAEcon, this multidisciplinary degree does not require that you have A-level Maths. It gives you the flexibility to choose a joint specialism with other subjects.

In the first year you will follow a broad programme of studies before you specialise in either one or two of the following areas: 
Accounting, Business Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Finance, Philosophy, Politics and Sociology.