BA Economic and Social Studies (BA Econ)
What we offer
The BA Economic and Social Studies (BAEcon) offers a range of benefits and ways of combining your chosen pathway (see below) with complementary social science units. Your tailor-made degree:
- provides an award-winning interactive learning experience that encourages a deeper knowledge and understanding appropriate to your specialisation;
- offers learning experiences that are based on and informed by current research;
- helps you develop an awareness of the contribution of the social sciences to understanding contemporary society;
- prepares you for further postgraduate study if that’s right for you;
- encourages a range of invaluable transferable skills that will prepare you for employment.
Choose from one of these featured pathways
A great choice if you are interested in the relationship between accounting, finance and the social sciences.
Exploring the roles, structures and functions of business from a broad social science perspective.
Taught by experts from the largest Economics department in the UK.
Are you interested in the issues, problems and policy options facing the developing world?
The benefits of the BA (Econ)
- We have tailored the Mathematics and Economics units in Year 1 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 you'll encounter on graduation.
- In your second year you focus more 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 can take course units that may mean that you are exempt from some of the exams set by professional accountancy bodies.
Interested? Contact our admissions team if you need to know more.
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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
Tutorials and seminars are there for you to talk in more depth about your studies. This is where you can share ideas, bring questions, get to know other students and talk about your work. Tutorial discussion is one of the most important ways of developing your knowledge and understanding.
Workshops are designed to develop the practical aspects of your studies. They combine the small group element of a tutorial or seminar with hands-on work, often in a group setting.
Lectures are often the most important way of delivering the key messages of a course. As they provide the essential basis for what you should know, they are best seen as starting points for your independent study and as suggesting questions that can be taken up elsewhere.
Your academic advisor is there to provide general academic support, and to help you keep track of progress through your degree. Maintaining a close relationship with your academic advisor will help you to effectively reflect on your studies, and help them to write effective references for you.
We have a dedicated undergraduate support office in the School of Social Sciences. This will be your first point of contact for any ill health or personal problems that might affect your work.