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Economics - MSc


Course Description

-Would you like to study within a large department containing experts in all areas within Economics?
-Do you want a rigorous, comprehensive and balanced training in modern Economics?
-Are you interested in research-led teaching of forefront theories and findings in Economics?

This programme aims to provide balanced and rigorous 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, you should be able to read and understand the leading economics journals, develop economic models of your own from which to derive original results and offer a critique of underlying theories.

Teaching and learning

Part-time students complete the full-time programme over two years. There are NO evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme.

You must first check the schedule of the compulsory modules and then select your optional modules to suit your requirements.

Updated timetable information will be available from mid-August and you will have the opportunity to discuss your module choices during induction week with your Course Director.

Coursework and assessment

The Master of Economics is awarded by the University on the recommendation of the Board of the School of Social Sciences, Graduate Office. The degree may be awarded with Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Students who fail a Master's degree may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma if they satisfy the appropriate conventions. Once a diploma has been awarded in these circumstances, a student cannot re-enrol on a Master's degree.

In Economics, there are three standard methods of assessment: (i) written examination only; (ii) written examination, with a weight of two thirds, plus an essay or project, with a weight of one third; (iii) project. Examinations are usually 2 hours in length.

Visit the Economics - MSc page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in economics, finance, mathematics or a related subject with economic theory, mathematics and econometrics studied at a high level. Applicants with a 2:1 in a less technical economics degree, with for example economic theory only studied to intermediate level, or a 2:2 in a technical economics degree may be considered for entry onto the MA Economics.

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