MSc Economics and Data Science / Careers

Please note that this course is subject to approval.

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

The growing awareness of the gains from analysing big data has led to increasing demand from employers for recruits with data science skills.

This programme is designed to prepare you for employment as an economic data analyst in government, central banks or the private sector.

The training also provides the foundation for a research degree in quantitative analysis in economics or interdisciplinary topics involving economics.

Aside from the hard skills in economics and data science gained from your degree, you will also gain highly-valued employability skills such as digital literacy, group work, data handling, communication, presentation and writing skills.

Students on similar degrees (e.g. MA Economics, MSc Economics, MSc Financial Economics, MSc Data Science) go on to work at leading organisations world-wide, in sectors such as:

  • Banking / Finance
  • Local / National Government
  • Consulting
  • Accountancy
  • Academia
  • Research and Development
Recent graduates of our economics postgraduate degrees now work at employers such as:
  • The World Bank
  • HM Treasury
  • The Ministry of Justice
  • The NHS
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Deloitte
  • PwC
  • Bank of China
  • African Union
The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability .