MSc Economics and Data Science / Overview

Please note that this course is subject to approval.

Year of entry: 2024

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.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Course options

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

Course overview

  • 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.
Study MSc Economics and Data Science at The University of Manchester

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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2024, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    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).


Both home and international students may benefit from scholarships, merit awards, bursaries and loans available at The University of Manchester. For further information on fees and funding, available scholarships and bursaries, as well as their full eligibility criteria, please visit our funding pages .

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