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BAEcon Economics and Sociology / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
BA (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Typical A-level offer
AAB
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

35 points overall. 6,6,5 at Higher Level. No lower than 5 in any subject.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
In 2015 there were 1560 applications for 142 places on this pathway of the BA (Hons) Economic and Social Studies course.
How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS

Find out more about the application process

Course description

  • Are you looking for a course programme with flexibility and choice?
  • Would you like to try out a range of social sciences alongside economics, before specialising in a particular area?
  • Do you want to develop transferable skills that will prepare you for employment and / or further study in relevant areas?
  • Would you like a chance to study abroad for a semester?

The Economics and Sociology pathway of the BA (Hons) Economic and Social Studies programme - or BA (Econ) for short - is a long-established and popular degree.

As part of the BA (Econ) you will be able to combine economics with a range of other social science courses such as sociology or politics.

Taught by experts from the largest Economics department in the UK, you'll benefit from their research-led teaching and have a wide range of course units to choose from depending on your interests, from econometrics and operational research to development and microeconomics.

Above all you will learn about what drives economic systems and acquire the skills to model and quantify these systems - skills that are particularly relevant for professional economist, but are also keenly sought by a wide range of employers.

Sociology at Manchester is the study of social life and change and provides a critical perspective on how and why we might change our social worlds.

The Sociology department is first in the UK for the percentage of its research outputs that are judged as `world-leading', and second nationally based on its research power. See 2014 Research Excellence Framework .

This expertise feeds directly into teaching at degree level and is reflected across the sociology course units on offer.

Economics (L100), Economics & Politics (LL12), Economics & Sociology (LL13), Economics & Philosophy (LV15) and Development Studies (L900) all share a common first year. After your first year you can apply to switch to a different pathway.

Please only apply for one of these courses to start with.

Select the `Course details' tab above to find out more about the course structure.

Open days

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Post-offer visits

If you are made an offer we will email you an invitation to visit us late January, February or early March. These afternoons are organised by the School of Social Sciences and include a tour, a talk, refreshments and a chance to talk to students, lecturers and recruitment staff.

If you are visiting Manchester and would like to visit our admissions office please make an appointment in advance. (Call +44 (0)161 275 4470/1473 or email socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk )

Fees

Fees for entry in 2017 have not yet been set. For entry in 2016 the tuition fees were £9,000 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2017 entry.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Scholarships and bursaries are available to eligible Home/EU students, including the Manchester Bursary . This bursary is in addition to the government package of maintenance grants.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Social Sciences Undergraduate Admissions
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 1473
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 4751
Email
Website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/socialsciences
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