University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Economics

This programme aims to provide training in modern theories and techniques in economics at the postgraduate level; students are introduced to key concepts, ideas, tools and techniques via core and optional course units, and have the opportunity to combine and practice their skills in writing a summer dissertation; by the end of the programme, students should be able to read and understand the leading economics journals, develop economic models of their own from which to derive original results and offer a critique of underlying theories.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in economics;
With knowledge of Econometrics, Macro/Microeconomics, Maths and Statistics at Intermediate level or above, relevant professional experience may be taken into account; those with a lower class second degree may be accepted onto the MA. Applicants whose 1st language is not English: IELTS: overall 7, writing score 7, no other score below 6; TOEFL (iBT) overall 100, with at least 25 in each of the 4 sections.

Course modules

Modules include: Mathematical methods in economic analysis; microeconomic theory; macroeconomic theory; pre-sessional maths; econometric methods; cross section econometrics; macroeconomic theory and policy; international macroeconomics; public economics; poverty, inequality and government policy in less developed countries.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by examinations, projects and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Stanley Jevons Postgradaute Loyalty Bursary: £1,500 fee reduction for University of Manchester graduates only who have obtained a 1st Class degree and who are fully self-financing; the Bursary is automatically deducted from the full tuition fee at registration.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,625 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,625 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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School of Social Sciences
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