MSc Financial Economics / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2021

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How to apply

Advice to applicants

Due to high demand for this course, we operate a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year, as follows:

  • 1 November (decision by 8 December, accept offer by 15 January) 
  • 7 January (decision by 14 February, accept offer by 16 March)
  • 2 March (decision by 8 April, accept offer by 8 May)
  • 1 May (decision by 1 June, accept offer by 1 July)

If we make you an offer, you will have approximately 4 weeks to accept. Any offers not accepted by the deadline will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate.

All conditional offer holders will have until 1 August to satisfy the conditions

Due to competition for places, we give preference to students with grades above our minimum entry requirements. 

You need to ensure that you submit your supporting documents with your online application as it may delay us processing your application before the deadline. Whilst we aim to give you a decision on your application by the decision date, in some instances, your application may be rolled forward to the next deadline date. If this is the case, we will let you know after the deadline date.

Please note: 

  • All places are subject to availability and if you apply for one of the later dates, some courses may already be closed, we recommend that you apply early in the cycle to secure your place.
  • Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer.
  • If you are a current undergraduate student at The University of Manchester, you may be eligible to apply via the Fast-Track scheme, email pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk for further information.
  • For a copy of the postgraduate prospectus, email pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk .

International applicants who require a visa to study in the UK can obtain up-to-date information on the latest student visa advice and guidelines.

How your application is considered

All applicants must submit:

  • an online application form;
  • supporting statement;
  • transcripts of degree;
  • two references.

Overseas applicants will need to submit a satisfactory IELTS certificate (or equivalent) at the time of application. A minimum IELTS overall score of 6.0, with 6.0 in each component.

Applications will not be considered if documents are missing.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.