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MSc Economics
A specialist degree in modern economics which can lead to a variety of world-class careers.

MSc Economics / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
MSc: full-time 12 months, part-time 24 months
Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in economics, finance, mathematics or a related subject with economic theory,  mathematics and econometrics studied at a high level.

Applicants with a  2:1 in a less technical economics degree with, for example, economic theory only studied to intermediate level, or a 2:2 in a technical economics degree, may be considered for entry onto the MA Economics.


1. Please see our Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Economics  page for the minimum knowledge of mathematics and statistics you should have before starting the course.

2. On the same page, please look at details of our Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Economics course. This course builds on your existing knowledge and is designed to equip you with the further technical skills you will require before starting the MSc. You are strongly advised to attend this course which is offered free of charge during induction week. We recommend that you spend some of your time between July and September familiarising yourself with the course material on the website, especially if you may not be able to attend. 

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants


How to apply

Apply online

To request a copy of the Postgraduate prospectus for the School of Social Sciences please email

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • Would you like to study within a large department containing experts in all areas of economics?
  • Do you want a rigorous, comprehensive and balanced training in modern economics?
  • Are you interested in research-led teaching of forefront theories and findings in economics?

Many famous names from the world of economics have worked here at Manchester, including three Nobel Prize winners.

The MSc has three specialisms; econometrics , environmental economics and health economics .  Please see Course Unit Details for further information.

Open days

For details of the University's next postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,000
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,000
    International students (per annum): £9,250

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.


Please see the School Funding page .

If you are already a graduate of The University of Manchester, please visit,

Faculty of Humanities/School of Social Sciences - Loyalty Bursary

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Janet Smith
+44 (0)161 275 4471
+44 (0)161 275 1750
Academic department overview

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