Congratulations on becoming an offer-holder in BA Economic and Social Studies (BAEcon) at The University of Manchester.
Develop your knowledge and transferable skills in our world-renowned department.
Combine your chosen pathway specialism with complementary social science units.
We have strong links with the three main accounting bodies ICAEW, CIMA and ACCA.
7th in the UK for economics and econometrics (QS World University Rankings 2020).
Your next steps
Careers and employability
Make your mark at Manchester
Our flexible courses enable you to build a specialised degree to invest in a career that suits your interests.
Our graduates earn an average salary of £40,000 after five years, and 90% of our graduates are in work or further study after 15 months (Discover Uni).
Learn from students who've completed internships.
Sabine has been offered a graduate job after completing her placement in audit at BDO.
Careers in Economics
Make the most of Manchester.
Careers Consultant Natalie Walsh talks about career options and employability for BA Economic and Social Studies students.
Graduate Danniella talks about her role in the banking sector.
Danniella says she did not move into programming straight away - she decided to pursue it as an interest before her career in technology developed.
Learning and support
Your learning experience
We've worked hard to ensure you have a rich learning experience despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
You will benefit from an engaging and interactive learning experience and expertise in your area of interest through exciting course units.
Support on your course
We foster a vibrant learning community among our staff and students in the School of Social Sciences.
You’ll make friends through our many student societies, activities, and receive support from students through our peer-assisted support scheme.
Providing high-quality education
Your learning environment
We know this year has been challenging and uncertain for you all.
Whatever happens next, we will provide you with a quality learning environment while adjusting to any changes in public health guidelines.
Details of how teaching may change can be found below.
We don’t compromise on your student experience.
Lectures are usually delivered in person, on campus, and supported by seminars, group work and online activities to consolidate your learning.
Currently, all lectures are delivered online, usually live or occasionally pre-recorded, with supporting activities, such as Q&A sessions, and discussion boards, which are delivered through our online learning environment.
Seminars are smaller group sessions led by a member of staff which give you the opportunity to discuss topics covered in your lectures, in depth.
Currently, seminars are hosted online and, if possible, in a COVID-safe learning space on campus.
Students are offered extra support through Q&A sessions or discussion boards.
This could include working with other students to discuss a case, prepare and deliver a presentation, or to write a report.
Group work is important to consolidate and deepen your knowledge as well as develop important transferable skills.
Currently, group work takes place online through platforms including Zoom breakout rooms and Blackboard Collaborate.
Hear more about the blended learning experience.
Sammun, an Economics and Politics student, talks about the options available to you online and on campus.
BAEcon Accounting and Finance
Learn more about the international student experience.
Yining talks about his route to becoming a Chartered Accountant and his tips for future students.
Student Faris talks about studying Finance at Manchester.
Faris says even though this next step "can be terrifying, it is also very exciting and interesting".
Hear what inspires our lecturers to change the world.
Megan Ritchie, Politics and International Relations student, interviews sociologists Gary Younge and Claire Alexander on lockdown, ethnicity, race and inequality.
Courses within this subject area
Remind yourself how much your course at Manchester has to offer you.
Follow the relevant link for details about the course you have an offer for:
- Accounting and Finance BAEcon
- Development Studies BAEcon
- Development Studies and Social Statistics BAEcon
- Economics BAEcon
- Economics BSc
- Economics and Finance BAEcon
- Economics and Philosophy BAEcon
- Economics and Politics BAEcon
- Economics and Social Statistics BA
- Economics and Sociology BAEcon
- Finance BAEcon