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  • 36 months
Businesses, governments and institutions all rely on economists to help them examine issues, identify trends and deal with financial uncertainty. With the (Hons) Economics programme from Manchester Metropolitan University, you’ll develop an understanding of how organisations and individuals invest and allocate their resources.
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In the (Hons) Economics programme from Manchester Metropolitan University, you’ll examine the nature of the choices people make, and gain an insight into how those decisions affect every aspect of our lives – exploring issues like employment, the distribution of wealth, government spending and international trade.

Relevant, cutting-edge teaching

Working in partnership with companies like AJ Bell and local government, your learning will be relevant to what is happening right now. You’ll study areas including economic policy, cryptocurrencies, economic forecasting and informing regional and national government policies.

Our expert staff, including two former treasury advisors, a former Head of research and policy at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, and a leading expert in Brexit and European politics, shape debates around economic development, devolution and post-crash economics.

While your first year gives you a good grounding in the principles of economics, you’ll have the opportunity to choose your route in your second year – whether that’s focusing on the statistical, quantitative side of the discipline, or exploring more of the policy aspect of the subject.

Whatever route you take, you should leave us with advanced analytical skills, enhanced critical evaluation, problem-solving abilities and the tools to interpret data and translate its meaning to non-economists. In other words, the kind of skills that great careers are built on.


We’ll help you develop the advanced analytical and numerical skills, the ability to solve problems, interpret data, convey solutions to non-economists and advise others.

Your economic expertise skills are useful in a wide range of careers, and other than economics, your options might include:

  • accountancy
  • banking
  • insurance
  • retail
  • quantitative surveying
  • real estate
  • government

Our graduates are working both as economists and in jobs where their wider skills are extremely valuable. They’re working at companies like HM Treasury, Government Economic Service, PWC, Deloitte, HMRC, Office for National Statistics, NHS and Experian.

Or, if you want to explore the subject further, you might also decide to carry on your studies with a postgraduate degree.



Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Economic Principles
  • Global Business Environment 
  • Introduction to Statistics PPD
  • Mathematical Economics 
  • Computational Economics PPD
  • Data Analytics for Economics

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • 104-112 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BCC-BBC) or acceptable alternatives e.g. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DMM).
Specific GCSE requirements
  • GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.  Level 2 Functional Skills English and Mathematics also accepted.
Non Tariffed Qualifications
  • ass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 106 UCAS Tariff Points.
International Baccalaureate points
  • 26 IB Diploma Points

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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