MSc Economics and Data Science / Overview
Year of entry: 2024
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Science
- 1 year
- Entry requirements
A UK 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in economics or another quantitative subject, such as mathematics, physics or computer science. This training must include a significant number of mathematical, econometrics and/or statistical courses, including advanced options in which top-level marks have been achieved, and a solid background in a statistical programming language such as R, Python, Julia or MATLAB.
For applicants with a degree in subjects other than economics, a significant exposure to economics courses is required.
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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- Use data science methods to analyse real world economic issues by thinking through the economic theories and applying the right empirical methods.
- Take advantage of optional modules to specialise in a variety of areas of economics and econometrics.
- Obtain skills in a field which is seeing increasing demand from the world’s top employers. Prepare for a career as an economic data analyst in government, central banks, the private sector or academia.
- Join one of Europe's leading centres for economics. We are internationally renowned for our postgraduate training, which puts at its core our state-of-the-art research.
The University hosts many opportunities for you to find out more about your degree, meet academics, tutors and admissions staff, ask questions, and explore everything that a postgraduate degree at Manchester has to offer.
You can attend an online information session, meet us at a study fair in the UK or meet us at one of our overseas events. See our meet us page for more information. You can also look at our Virtual Open Day content to help you learn more about the University.
If you’re interested in visiting our campus in-person or setting up a one-on-one with an advisor or member of academic staff, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2024, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £14,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): £31,000
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
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).
- Home students may be eligible for a postgraduate loan from the government to cover a significant proportion of their tuition fees.
- International students may be eligible for a number of international scholarships, such as the Manchester Humanities International Excellence Scholarship , the Global Futures Scholarship , or the GREAT Scholarship .
- Both home and international students who have studied at Manchester for their undergraduate degree and achieved a First may be eligible for the Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme of a reduction of £3,000 in tuition fees.
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