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Economics

Why study here?

We are ranked seventh in the UK for economics and econometrics in the QS World University Rankings 2019.

  • Our staff are leaders in their fields. 
  • 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 focused on your future - whether you're aiming for a financial career or take your research a stage further. 
  • From EViews to Stata, the computer clusters that you’ll use are loaded with the software you’ll need to model and analyse the world around you.
  • Read more about Economics at Manchester's rich heritage.

Research excellence

In REF 2014 (Economics and 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*), including:

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 possible employment prospects.

Economics and Social Studies (BA)

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: