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A Business Studies and Economics lecture at The University of Manchester
BAEcon Business Studies and Economics

Explore business and economic activities as they relate to society.

BAEcon Business Studies and Economics

Year of entry: 2018

Overview

Degree awarded
BA (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Typical A-level offer
AAB
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

6,6,5 at Higher level, 35 points overall.  Applicants offering Mathematics or Maths Methods at standard or higher level must achieve a minimum of grade 5.

Applicants not holding GCSE English Language or equivalent must achieve grade 5 in standard or higher level English.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
In 2017 there were 1559 applications for 84 places on the Business Studies pathways of the BA (Hons) Economic and Social Studies course.
How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

  • How about a flexible course that lets you tailor your studies to your emerging business interests?
  • Are you looking for a degree that it delivered, in part, by the Alliance Manchester Business School?
  • Do you want to develop transferable skills that will prepare you for a wide range of careers or further study?

Open days

  • Find out more and register for an Open Day

Post-offer visits

If you are made an offer we will email you an invitation to visit us late January, February or early March. These afternoons are organised by the School of Social Sciences and include a tour, a talk, refreshments and a chance to talk to students, lecturers and recruitment staff.

If you are visiting Manchester and would like to visit our admissions office please make an appointment in advance. (Call +44 (0)161 275 4470/1473 or email socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk )

Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2018 will be announced once confirmed by the UK government. As a guide, the 2017 tuition fees were £9,250 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2018 entry. Tuition fees for international students will be £22,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Scholarships and bursaries are available to eligible Home/EU students, including the Manchester Bursary . This bursary is in addition to the government package of maintenance grants.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Social Sciences Undergraduate Admissions
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 1473
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 4751
Email
Website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/socialsciences
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Entry requirements

A-level

  • AAB
  • We do not accept two A/S Levels grades in place of one A-level.
  • Applicants must be studying at least one of the following A-level subjects: Accounting, Anthropology, Business Studies, Classics, Economics, English Language/Literature, Further Mathematics, Geography, History, Law, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Use of Mathematics and World Development.
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted for entry.

Unit grade information

The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications.  Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes.

GCSE

Minimum grade C in English Language and grade B in Mathematics. In the newly reformed GCSEs in England you will require a grade 5 in English Language and grade 6 in Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate

6,6,5 at Higher level, 35 points overall.  Applicants offering Mathematics or Maths Methods at standard or higher level must achieve a minimum of grade 5.

Applicants not holding GCSE English Language or equivalent must achieve grade 5 in standard or higher level English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

H1, H1, H1, H2.

Scottish requirements

AAAAB in Scottish Highers.  Applicants taking a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers should contact socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk. Applicants not taking English Language or Mathematics at Higher level must achieve grade C in English Language and Grade B in mathematics at SCQF Level 5.

Welsh Baccalaureate

The Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted as equivalent to an A-level on a grade-for-grade basis.

European Baccalaureate

Applicants studying the European Baccalaureate are expected to achieve 77% overall and no lower than 80% in English.

Other international entry requirements

Pearson BTEC qualifications

The School accepts Pearson BTEC qualifications for entry as long as it is in a relevant subject and taken alongside A-levels.

National Extended Diploma - accepted with grades DMM, alongside an A-level at grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

National Diploma - accepted with grades MP, alongside two A-levels at grade A in different subject areas to the diploma.

Foundation Diploma - accepted with grade M, alongside two A-levels at grade A in different subject areas to the diploma.

Subsidiary Diploma - accepted with grade D, alongside two A-levels at grade A in different subject areas to the diploma.

OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications

The School accepts OCR Cambridge Technicals (CTEC) Level 3 qualifications for entry as long as it is in a relevant subject and are offered along with A levels. Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma- accepted with grades DMM, alongside an A level at grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

Cambridge Technical Diploma - accepted with grades DM, alongside an A level at grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

Cambridge Foundation Diploma - accepted with grades DM, alongside an A level at grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate - accepted with grades M, alongside two A levels at grades AA in different subject areas.

Access to HE Diploma

  • Typical applicant - A mature student returning to education after a number of years.
  • Typical offer - Pass Access to HE Diploma with 45 level 3 credits (39 Distinctions/6 Merits).
  • Minimum grade C in English Language and grade B in Mathematics.

Contact: Tom McCunnie tom.mccunnie@manchester.ac.uk

Cambridge Pre-U

Applicants are expected to achieve D3, D3, M1 in the Cambridge Pre-U. Applicants can either take three Pre-U qualifications or study them in conjunction with A Level subjects. 

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

Home-schooled applicants

If you have followed a non-standard educational route (eg home educated) we will consider your application against the standard entry criteria for the course to which you apply.

You must also provide a reference which should be written by somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education.

English language

All applicants are expected to have a minimum of grade C in GCSE English Language or equivalent.

For international students equivalent qualifications would be:

  • IELTS of 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.
  • TOEFL (IBT) 92 overall with minimum of 21 in listening and speaking, 22 in reading and 23 in speaking.
  • iGCSE English (First Language) grade C
  • iGCSE English (Second Language) grade B

If you have other English language qualifications and want to enquire about whether you meet our English language requirements then please contact socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk

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.

Application and selection

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

Advice to applicants

Potential candidates are expected to demonstrate why they have chosen this particular degree in their personal statement and express why the course interests them.

Applicants submitting mitigating circumstances

If you are submitting information about mitigating circumstances that have affected, or are likely to affect, your academic performance, you should include this in the referee's report.

We cannot usually take into account information that is supplied after an adverse decision has been made on an application by the admitting school.

(Examples of mitigating circumstances include family illness, problems with school facilities or an unusual curriculum followed by your school of college.)

How your application is considered

Applications are considered on the basis of an assessment of past and predicted academic achievements, the academic reference and personal statement.

Interview requirements

We do not interview.

Returning to education

We welcome applications from anyone who is returning to education.

Contact: Tom McCunnie tom.mccunnie@manchester.ac.uk

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

Applicants classed as international students who are studying Foundation Year Programmes, will be considered on the basis they have completed their High School education in full. Please see our list of approved UK foundation programmes and entry requirements  for more information. We also accept a number of qualifications from around the globe. For further information please see our country-specific information pages. If you still need help please email us  socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk .

Deferrals

Applications for deferred entry are considered equally to other applications up to the point of confirmation. Deferred entry is granted on the discretion of admissions staff, and is normally granted for one year only.

NB Some English Language test results, such as IELTS of TOEFL, are only valid from two years from the test date.

Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications

We consider applicants who are resitting.

Contact: socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you can apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry.

In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may refer back to previous applications or registrations at the University.

If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should include additional evidence of your suitability for the course.

If you are applying through clearing you will need to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing places will be subject to availability.

Course details

Course description

  • How about a flexible course that lets you tailor your studies to your emerging business interests?
  • Are you looking for a degree that it delivered, in part, by the Alliance Manchester Business School?
  • Do you want to develop transferable skills that will prepare you for a wide range of careers or further study?
  • Would you like a chance to study abroad for a semester?

The Business Studies and Economics pathway of the BA(Hons) Economic and Social Studies degree - or BA(Econ) for short - is a flexible and innovative course that brings together research-led teaching from Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Politics and Sociology and offers in-depth insight into the business world.

Business doesn't work in isolation and at Manchester neither does the study of it.

Only by understanding the environment in which businesses function can you understand commercial behaviour.

For example:

  • Politics explores the effects of government policy, regulation and public spending and how these would impact on businesses and the wider economy.
  • Economics encourages you to study the nuances of labour and finance markets and the microeconomic and macroeconomic factors that affect all of us.
  • Sociology gives you a framework to understand how employees and consumers are organised and how they behave. It also explores the demographic changes that will affect how firms must adapt to a changing population.

Each of your course units has been developed from the research of specialists in their fields from both the School of Social Sciences (Economics, Politics and Sociology) and the Alliance Manchester Business School (Accounting, Finance, Business Law, Marketing and Human Resource Management).

Business Studies (N100), Business Studies and Economics (NL11), Business Studies and Politics (NL12), Business Studies and Sociology (NL13) all share a common first year. In some cases it's possible to swap to a different pathway after the first year.

Please only apply for one of these courses to start with.

Special features

  • This degree's broad-based foundation year, means that you don't need to have a social science qualification to apply.
  • A Chair in political economy was founded at the University in 1854 making it one of the oldest centres for the study of Economics in the UK. Since then many famous names in Economics have worked here, including three Nobel Prize winners.

'The BA Econ is brilliant as it includes so many different pathways.' Rosanna Parr, Business Studies and Economics student.

Our students

Business Studies and Economics BA (Econ) students in figures (2014):

  • Students on the course came from 24 countries
  • Their ages ranged from 17 - 28
  • The male / female ratio was 60 : 40

Meet our students

Teaching and learning

Most course units feature formal lectures supported by smaller tutorials or seminars, in which you will be able to explore the contents of lectures and recommended reading in greater depth.

Tutorials and seminars are also key elements in improving your written and oral communication skills through group discussions, essay-writing and presentations.

Students are assigned an Academic Advisor, an academic member of staff who takes a friendly interest in your progress and can advise you on selecting course units and career opportunities.

Coursework and assessment

The BA (Hons) Economics and Social Studies programme, and the Business Studies and Economics specialisation in particular, offers a wide variety of course units.

The way that you study and are assessed will depend on which units you choose. The range of methods is carefully designed to promote in-depth learning and understanding.

  • Essays, coursework and other mid-term evaluations allow fuller development of and feedback on students' knowledge and understanding.
  • Coursework, essays and dissertations promote the development of argument and fuller understanding of academic material and test the extent to which students can carry out work independently.
  • Presentations or group projects promote the development of teamwork.
  • Final exams are more appropriate for certain Economics course units.

Course content for year 1

The first year is designed to give you a solid foundation in the study of Business and a wider understanding of the business environment.

The Business Studies and Economics pathway of the BA (Hons) Economic and Social Studies programme is a modular course and in your first year you take 120 credits overall (so between 10-12 individual course units) made up of:

  • 10 credits of Finance
  • 40 credits of Economics
  • 20 credits of Mathematics/Statistics
  • 40 credits of Social Sciences - eg Sociology, Social Anthropology or Philosophy
  • Remaining 10 credits from other disciplines - including Social Sciences, Development, Applied Statistics, Economic History or Study Skills.

At the end of your first year you can change onto another pathway, such as Business Studies or Business Studies and Economics, depending on your own academic interests, as they all share a common first year.

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Fundamentals of Financial Reporting A BMAN10621A 10 Mandatory
Financial Decision Making BMAN10522 10 Optional
Fundamentals of Management Accounting BMAN10632 10 Optional
An Introduction to Development Studies ECON10002 10 Optional
Introductory Mathematics ECON10061 10 Optional
Advanced Mathematics ECON10071 10 Optional
Advanced Statistics ECON10072 10 Optional
Computing for Social Scientists ECON10151 10 Optional
Microeconomic Analysis 1 ECON10171 10 Optional
Microeconomic Analysis 2 ECON10172 10 Optional
Macroeconomic Analysis 1 ECON10181 10 Optional
Macroeconomic Analysis 2 ECON10182 10 Optional
Introduction to Mathematical Economics ECON10192 10 Optional
Economic History ECON10212 10 Optional
Microeconomics 2 ECON10232 10 Optional
Macroeconomics 1 ECON10241 10 Optional
Macroeconomics 2 ECON10262 10 Optional
Microeconomics 1 ECON10331 10 Optional
Introduction to Ethics PHIL10021 20 Optional
History of Philosophy PHIL10401 20 Optional
Introduction to Metaphysics and Epistemology PHIL10622 20 Optional
Introduction to Philosophy of Mind PHIL10632 20 Optional
Introduction to Comparative Politics POLI10201 20 Optional
Introduction to Comparative Politics POLI10202 20 Optional
British Politics: Power and the State POLI10401 20 Optional
Politics of the Global Economy POLI10502 20 Optional
Introduction to International Politics POLI10601 20 Optional
Introduction to Political Theory POLI10702 20 Optional
Power and Culture: Inequality in Everyday Life SOAN10301 10 Optional
Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective SOAN10312 10 Optional
Key Ideas in Social Anthropology SOAN10320 20 Optional
Introduction to Business Anthropology: Consumers, Companies and Culture SOAN10361 20 Optional
Study Skills (BA Econ) - semester 2 SOCS10902 10 Optional
Study Skills (BA Econ) - semester 1 SOCS10911 10 Optional
British Society in a Globalising World SOCY10401 20 Optional
Foundations of Social Thought SOCY10421 20 Optional
Contemporary Social Thought SOCY10432 20 Optional
Media, Culture & Society SOCY10441 20 Optional
Global Social Challenges SOCY10462 20 Optional
Sociology of Personal Life SOCY10471 20 Optional
Work, Organisations and Society SOCY10912 20 Optional
Introductory Statistics for Economists SOST10062 10 Optional
Displaying 10 of 42 course units for year 1

Course content for year 2

In your second year you begin to study your chosen pathway in much greater depth and take 120 credits over the year.

Single pathway

If you specialise in one pathway, such as Business Studies, you can take a maximum of 80 credits (or two thirds of your courses) in that single pathway and up to 40 credits from other pathways from the BA (Econ).

Joint pathway

If you specialise on a joint pathway such as the Business Studies and Economics you also take a maximum of 80 credits in any one pathway, but you have the freedom to split these between the two disciplines depending on what you'd like to study.

Free choice units

In your second year you can also take 20 units from across the University.

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
International Business Strategy BMAN24132 10 Mandatory
Critical Perspectives in Strategy BMAN24141 10 Mandatory
Microeconomics IIA ECON20351 10 Mandatory
Macroeconomics IIA ECON20401 10 Mandatory
Fundamentals of Finance BMAN10552 10 Optional
Fundamentals of Management Accounting BMAN10632 10 Optional
Investment Analysis BMAN20072 10 Optional
Financial Statement Analysis BMAN20081 10 Optional
Financial Markets and Institutions BMAN21011 10 Optional
Financial Reporting and Accountability BMAN21020 20 Optional
Intermediate Management Accounting BMAN21040 20 Optional
Introduction to Business Information Systems BMAN21061 10 Optional
Foundations of Finance A BMAN23000 20 Optional
Foundations of Finance A BMAN23000A 20 Optional
Business Law 1: Law, Business Liabilities and the Consumer BMAN24042 10 Optional
Managerial Economics I ECON20000 20 Optional
Environmental Economics IIA ECON20101 10 Optional
Econometrics ECON20110 20 Optional
Mathematical Economics I ECON20120 20 Optional
Further Mathematics ECON20281 10 Optional
Further Statistics ECON20292 10 Optional
Development Economics IIA ECON20321 10 Optional
Development Economics IIB ECON20332 10 Optional
Business Economics 1A ECON20341 10 Optional
Business Economics IB ECON20342 10 Optional
Microeconomics IIB ECON20352 10 Optional
Macroeconomics IIB ECON20402 10 Optional
Economics for Public Policy ECON20431 10 Optional
Crisis and Prosperity in Twentieth-Century Europe HIST21111 20 Optional
Criminal Law (Criminology) LAWS10082 20 Optional
Psychology, Crime and Criminal Justice LAWS10432 20 Optional
Policing and the Police LAWS20051 20 Optional
Explaining Crime and Deviance LAWS20412 20 Optional
Making Sense of Criminological Data LAWS20441 20 Optional
Modelling Criminological Data LAWS20452 20 Optional
Understanding Punishment LAWS20692 20 Optional
Criminology and Criminal Justice in Action LAWS20701 20 Optional
Philosophy of Religion PHIL20021 20 Optional
Formal Logic PHIL20041 20 Optional
Locke, Berkeley, Hume PHIL20212 20 Optional
Ethics PHIL20232 20 Optional
20th Century Analytical Philosophy PHIL20241 20 Optional
Philosophy of Science PHIL20261 20 Optional
Philosophy of Mind PHIL20272 20 Optional
Phenomenology PHIL20612 20 Optional
Philosophical Methods PHIL20891 20 Optional
Aesthetics PHIL20952 20 Optional
Introduction to Political Theory POLI10702 20 Optional
The Politics of (in)Security POLI20332 20 Optional
Questions About International Politics POLI20521 20 Optional
Politics & Society in Britain Since 1940: From Blitz to Brexit POLI20531 20 Optional
Arguing About Politics: Political Theory in the World POLI20602 20 Optional
The Politics of Globalisation POLI20711 20 Optional
The Politics of Development POLI20722 20 Optional
The Politics of Policy Making POLI20802 20 Optional
Ideals of Social Justice POLI20881 20 Optional
Sex, Gender and Kinship SOAN20802 20 Optional
Anthropology of Religion SOAN20811 20 Optional
Political and Economic Anthropology SOAN20821 20 Optional
Materiality and Representation SOAN20852 20 Optional
Career Management Skills (BA Econ / BA Social Sciences) SOCS21002 10 Optional
Foundations of Social Thought SOCY10421 20 Optional
Contemporary Social Thought SOCY10432 20 Optional
Sociology of Popular Music SOCY20012 20 Optional
Sociology of Nature, Environment and Risk SOCY20022 20 Optional
Work, Economy and Society SOCY20031 20 Optional
Social Network Analysis SOCY20041 20 Optional
Education and Society SOCY20052 20 Optional
Sociology of Fashion SOCY20062 20 Optional
Qualitative Research Design & Methods SOCY20091 20 Optional
Sustainability, Consumption & Global Responsibilities SOCY20232 20 Optional
New Media SOCY20241 20 Optional
Global Migration SOCY20271 20 Optional
Self and Society SOCY20402 20 Optional
Gender, Sexuality and Culture SOCY20891 20 Optional
Racism and Ethnicity in the UK SOCY20962 20 Optional
Applied Statistics for Social Scientists SOST10142 20 Optional
The Survey Method in Social Research SOST20012 20 Optional
Essentials of survey design and analysis SOST20022 20 Optional
Research Design & Statistical Inference SOST20031 20 Optional
Market Research SOST20041 10 Optional
Displaying 10 of 81 course units for year 2

Course content for year 3

In your final year you take 120 credits overall.

Single pathway

If you specialise in a single pathway, such as Business Studies, you can take a minimum of 80 credits in that single area and up to 40 credits from other pathways from the BA (Econ).

Joint pathway                                                                                                                                                             

If you specialise in a joint pathway such as Business Studies and Economics you take a minimum of 50 credits from each of the two disciplines, and choose the split between the two pathways that you prefer.

Course units for year 3

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
International Business Analysis Project BMAN33000 20 Mandatory
Foundations of Finance A BMAN23000 20 Optional
Foundations of Finance A BMAN23000A 20 Optional
Business Law 2: Law and the Modern Corporation in an International Context BMAN24052 10 Optional
Marketing BMAN30021 10 Optional
Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting and Regulation BMAN30030 20 Optional
Human Resource Management BMAN30042 10 Optional
International Finance BMAN30060 20 Optional
Share Prices and Accounting Information BMAN30071 10 Optional
Financial Derivatives BMAN30091 10 Optional
Advanced Corporate Finance BMAN30111 20 Optional
Accountability and Auditing BMAN30131 10 Optional
Advanced Business Information Systems BMAN30151 10 Optional
Case Studies in Digital Transformation BMAN30202 10 Optional
Corporate Governance in Context BMAN30211 10 Optional
Financial Engineering BMAN30242 10 Optional
Corporate Contracting and Managerial Behaviour BMAN30702 10 Optional
Advanced Management Accounting BMAN31040 20 Optional
Environmental Economics IIA ECON20101 10 Optional
Econometrics ECON20110 20 Optional
Mathematical Economics I ECON20120 20 Optional
Development Economics IIA ECON20321 10 Optional
Development Economics IIB ECON20332 10 Optional
Advanced Macroeconomics ECON30002 10 Optional
The Chinese Economy ECON30101 10 Optional
Natural Resource Economics ECON30232 10 Optional
Mathematical Economics II ECON30290 20 Optional
Mathematical Economics I ECON30320 20 Optional
Micro Econometrics ECON30341 10 Optional
Business Forecasting ECON30352 10 Optional
Econometrics ECON30370 20 Optional
Mathematical Finance ECON30382 10 Optional
Time Series Econometrics ECON30401 10 Optional
Financial Economics ECON30432 10 Optional
Development Economics IIIA ECON30451 10 Optional
Topics in Economic History ECON30511 20 Optional
Microeconomics III ECON30600 20 Optional
Macroeconomics IIIA ECON30611 10 Optional
Macroeconomics IIIB ECON30612 10 Optional
Business Economics II ECON30821 20 Optional
Money, Banking & Financial Markets ECON30852 10 Optional
Economics of Monetary Integration in Europe ECON30941 10 Optional
Managerial Economics II ECON31000 20 Optional
Financial Econometrics ECON31012 10 Optional
Climate Change Economics and Policy ECON32111 10 Optional
Development Economics IIIB ECON32142 10 Optional
Behavioural Economics ECON32152 10 Optional
International Trade and Policy ECON32191 10 Optional
Health Economics ECON32202 10 Optional
Policing and the Police LAWS20051 20 Optional
Explaining Crime and Deviance LAWS20412 20 Optional
Ideals of Social Justice POLI20881 20 Optional
The Politics of the European Union POLI30031 20 Optional
Russian Politics POLI30072 20 Optional
Gender, Sex and Politics POLI30232 20 Optional
Elections and Voters in Britain and the United States POLI30241 20 Optional
Political Morality and Dirty Hands POLI30272 20 Optional
Ethical Issues in World Politics POLI30322 20 Optional
Politics of Hate POLI30452 20 Optional
Violence, Identity and Popular Culture POLI30461 20 Optional
Introduction to International Political Economy POLI30721 20 Optional
Africa & Global Politics POLI30862 20 Optional
War, Genocide, Terror: Understanding Organised Violence POLI30892 20 Optional
Comparative Protest Politics -Voting with their Feet POLI30922 20 Optional
Ideologies of Global Capitalism POLI31002 20 Optional
War Memories and Reconciliation in East Asia POLI31011 20 Optional
Children, Family and Social Justice POLI31031 20 Optional
American Politics: Why Do They Do That? POLI31061 20 Optional
Knowledge Production in Peace-building: Practices and Processes POLI31081 20 Optional
Global Capitalism, Crisis and Revolt POLI31091 20 Optional
Anarchy and Authority POLI32031 20 Optional
Contemporary Parliamentary Studies and the British Political Tradition POLI32042 20 Optional
Fear and Loathing in International Relations: The Problem of Identity and Difference POLI32061 20 Optional
Fear and Loathing in International Relations: The Problem of Identity and Difference POLI32061 20 Optional
The International Political Economy of Trade POLI32082 20 Optional
United States Foreign Policy: Dominance and Decline in a Complex World POLI32132 20 Optional
Political and Economic Anthropology SOAN20821 20 Optional
An Anthropology of Science, Magic and Expertise SOAN30052 20 Optional
Medical Anthropology SOAN30061 20 Optional
Anthropology of Development and Humanitarianism SOAN30111 20 Optional
Contemporary Issues in the Social Anthropology of the Middle East SOAN30122 20 Optional
Anthropology of Childhood and Education SOAN30371 20 Optional
Anthropology of Britain SOAN30382 20 Optional
The Good Life: An Anthropology of Ethics SOAN30391 20 Optional
Black Identities and Cultures in Latin America SOAN30662 20 Optional
Screening Culture SOAN30792 20 Optional
Anthropology of Vision, Senses and Memory SOAN30811 20 Optional
Sociology of Human Animal Relations SOCY30041 20 Optional
Urban Sociology SOCY30061 20 Optional
Forced Migration SOCY30082 20 Optional
Sociology of the Body SOCY30141 20 Optional
Secrets, Lies & Mass Deception SOCY30151 20 Optional
Identity, Power & Modernity SOCY30171 20 Optional
Multicultural Britain SOCY30272 20 Optional
Applications of Social Networks SOCY30292 20 Optional
Power and Protest SOCY30461 20 Optional
Gender, Time and Change SOCY30981 20 Optional
Theory & Method in Demography SOST30012 20 Optional
Advanced Social Network Analysis SOST30022 20 Optional
Modelling Social Inequality SOST30031 20 Optional
Displaying 10 of 100 course units for year 3

Facilities

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

Graduates from the Business Studies and Economics pathway are highly sought by employers. BA (Econ) graduates have gone on to the following careers.

  • Accountancy and professional services - Ernst and Young, KPMG, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers - as well as other graduate level employers such as Grant Thornton and BDO.
  • Finance and banking - Alliance and Leicester, American Express, Bloomberg, Bank of America, Bank of New York, Cooperative Bank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, UBS.
  • Government - National Audit Office, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Department of Health, FSA, Government Economics Service, HMRC, H M Treasury, House of Lords, Ministry of Justice, NHS, Welsh Assembly.
  • Plus - BAE Systems, BBC, BT, Centre for Economics and Business Research, IBM, New Economy, Thomson Reuters.

Throughout your studies and after you graduate you will have to access our Careers Service , which can help you:

  • find summer internships or work experience;
  • apply for jobs and provide practice interviews;
  • access online and interactive services such as practice psychometric tests.

A favourite with employers, the University also organises careers fairs and events throughout the year to give you a chance to meet graduate recruiters.

You can improve your employability by choosing course units in Year 2 from: