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Economics (Economics of Health) MSc

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Selected entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

UK 2:1 Honours (or overseas equivalent) in economics/econometrics or a related subject

If you don't have this but have a good training in Economics, contact the Pathway Directors, or

A brief description of any macro & micro-economics/econometrics/mathematics/statistics courses taken on your undergraduate degree, detailing core texts used. This does not have to be an official document. A paragraph for each course unit taken and a brief list of the main textbooks used will be sufficient.

Go to the Files to Download tab for an example of what is required .


English language

IELTS - overall score of 7, including 7 in writing with no further component score below 6.0

TOEFL IBT - overall score of 100 with 25 in each section.

TOEFL code for Manchester is 0757

Scores are valid for 2 years.

For students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, your test score is valid for 2 years preceding the date that your CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) is issued.  CAS statements will be issued from June-September 2014.

For example;

Test taken on or after 15 September 2012 - CAS issued June 2014 = Score is VALID

Test taken before 15 September 2012 = Score is INVALID

Please note that CAS statements are issued only when all conditions of the offer have been satisfied, PDF copy of passport received and the offer accepted.

Applicants from certain countries MAY be exempt from having to provide an IELTS or TOEFL score.  Please email us for advice.

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.

Other entry requirements


We require a certain level of knowledge of Mathematics (& Statistics) before embarking on the formal Masters training.

(1) Please visit our pre-session maths website where you will find information about the minimum level of knowledge of mathematics and statistics that you should possess from your current or previous training.

(2) On the same website, please look at the details and content of our Pre-Session course on mathematics and statistics which builds on the knowledge presumed in (1) and which is designed to equip you with further technical skills that you will require before starting the MSc. You are strongly advised to attend this course which is offered, free of charge. The course will run during induction week & we recommend that you spend time before September 2011 studying & familiarising yourself with the course material on the website, especially if you might not be able to attend the course.