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School of Social Sciences

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BA Economic and Social Studies (BA Econ)

Offering a range of benefits and ways of combining your chosen pathway with complementary social science units.

Your tailor-made degree

  • provides an award-winning interactive learning experience that encourages a deeper knowledge and understanding;
  • offers learning experiences that are based on and informed by current research;
  • develop an awareness of the contribution of the social sciences to understanding contemporary society;
  • prepares you for postgraduate study if that’s right for you;
  • encourages a range of invaluable transferable skills that prepare you for employment.

Choose from one of these featured pathways

The benefits

  • The Mathematics and Economics units in Year 1, are tailored to accommodate your previous academic experience (ie GCSE, A-level, AS-level).
  • We collaborate with the Alliance Manchester Business School to equip you for the global business environment after you graduate.
  • In Year 2, you focus on two or three study areas, but also have the option to study abroad, take credits in a language or join the Manchester Leadership Programme.
  • If you choose the Accounting and Finance pathway, you may take course units that exempt you from certain exams set by professional accountancy bodies.
  • Contact our admissions team for advice, information and more.

Diversifying your learning is the best way to get a head-start in this ever-changing world, so whatever your chosen specialisation the BA Econ course will leave you well-equipped to understand and impact the 'real world'.

Lucas Hille / Recent graduate