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School of Social Sciences

Royal Exchange Manchester
MA Economics
Examine how the latest economics research is used to address today's policy developments.

MA Economics / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2018

Academic entry qualification overview

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.

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.

English language

IELTS - overall score of 7, including 7 in writing with no further component score below 6.0

TOEFL IBT - overall score of 100 with 25 in each section.

TOEFL code for Manchester is 0757

Scores are valid for 2 years.

For students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, your test score is valid for 2 years preceding the course start date.

For example;

Test taken on or after 17 September 2016 - CAS issued June 2018 = Score is VALID

Test taken before 17 September 2016 = Score is INVALID

Please note that CAS statements are issued only when all conditions of the offer have been satisfied, PDF copy of passport received and the offer accepted.

Applicants from certain countries MAY be exempt from having to provide an IELTS or TOEFL score.  For further advice please email pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk

Pre-Sessional English Courses:

If you eligible to do a pre-sessional English course (either 6 weeks or 10 weeks, depending on your English score), you will be required to successfully complete the course at the required level before you are permitted to register on your academic course).

The dates and fees for next summer (2018) are now available on the English Language Centre's website.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.