MA Economics / Overview
Year of entry: 2022
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Arts (MA)
- 1 year (full-time); 2 years (part-time)
- Entry requirements
A UK 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in economics, finance, mathematics or a related subject in which you have achieved a high level of performance. You should normally have a good training in the core areas of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory (up to at least intermediate level) and a strong background in mathematics and statistics.
When assessing your academic record, we consider the grades you have achieved and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.
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- Gain solid training in microeconomic and macroeconomic principles as well as quantitative methods
- Understand how applied and policy-oriented research of economic data has relevance for real-world economists
- Focus on a career after your master's or develop the requirements for our more advanced MSc in Economics
The University holds regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to find out more about our facilities and courses.
On this day, you will find out more about the School of Social Sciences and our resources, as well as meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.
See open days and visits for more information.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
For details of funding opportunities, visit our website .
The Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a first-class Bachelor's degree and are progressing to a postgraduate taught master's course.
For more information, see fees and funding or search the University's postgraduate funding database .
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