Why study here?

We are ranked sixth in the UK and in the world's top 30 universities for Economics and Econometrics in the Times Higher Education Rankings 2022.

A rich and vibrant student experience

  • 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.
  • Your learning will be supported with online materials, active discussion boards and online videos.
  • The computer clusters are loaded with the software you’ll need to model and analyse the world around you. We have a particular strength in helping you learn data analysis and econometrics skills with R.
  • The Department supports a range of very active student societies who organise outstanding events for students.
  • You will have the opportunity to help younger students with your learning experience (peer support).
  • You will receive excellent training and develop skills which set you apart in the job market.

Our global reputation and excellence in research

  • We have a proud history of world-leading research.
  • Three Nobel prize winners have worked within Economics in the University: John Hicks (1972), Arthur Lewis (1979) and Joseph Stiglitz (2001).
  • Read more about Economics at Manchester's rich heritage.
  • Our current staff are leaders in their fields.

Find out more about our research.

Your future

  • We'll help you to keep focused on your future. Whether you're aiming for a career in Finance or Business, or want to contribute as economists to governments, charities or inter-governmental institutions. Maybe you want to take your research a stage further?
  • Find out more about careers and employability.