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Manchester Metropolitan University

Economics

UCAS Code: L100

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


112-120 UCAS tariff points

Pass Access to HE Diploma with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff points

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

112-120 UCAS tariff points

UCAS Tariff

112-120

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Economics

**OVERVIEW**
Businesses and governments rely on economists to help them examine issues, identify trends and deal with financial uncertainty. Joining us, you’ll explore how organisations and individuals invest and allocate their resources.

Over three years, we’ll challenge you to think about choices people make and how those decisions affect every aspect of our lives. You’ll explore everything from employment to distribution of wealth, government spending to international trade.

**Boosting your employability**
To make sure our teaching tackles the most current challenges, we work in partnership with local government and companies such as investment platform, AJ Bell. You’ll explore a diverse range of areas including policy, cryptocurrencies and economic forecasting.

In response to industry need, we’ve also introduced a computer coding module. Moving forward, employers will expect graduates to be confident in this area. It’s not something all universities offer, but we know it’s an important part of learning to handle data in all shapes and forms.

**Teaching influenced by experience**

We have an excellent mix of academics leading in their area and lecturers who have had successful careers in industry before teaching. In the team, there is a former treasury adviser, chartered accountant, chartered tax adviser, and the former head of research and policy at GM Chamber of Commerce.

Traditionally this sector was made up of predominantly men. But there is a shift to more women moving into economics roles, which we support through our large number of female staff who come with industry experience, including our head of department.

**Choose a placement or study abroad**

The course offers real flexibility as you will enrol on the three-year course and then decide if a placement or overseas study is right for you once you have started your studies. You don’t have to decide now. If you opt to undertake a placement or study abroad your course will normally be four years full-time.

**FEATURES AND BENEFITS**
- **Triple crown** – study in a Business School that has prestigious triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.

- **Learn from leaders** – our teaching team are shaping economic development in Manchester, post-Brexit Britain and fast-growing European economies.

- **Explore the latest issues** – you’ll go beyond mainstream economics exploring non-conventional approaches, cryptocurrencies and the impact of Brexit.

- **Pick your path** – after year one, decide whether you want to achieve a BA or BSc. The BSc route is a brilliant option if you want to specialise in quantitative economics.

- **Free access to Bloomberg Terminal and Strata** – make the most of the leading global platforms used by the world’s banks, corporations and government agencies.

- **Benefit from regular events** – join us at Professional Development Weeks, guest lectures and masterclasses and network with employers looking to hire graduates.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Economics, Policy and International Business

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Economics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
68%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Business, research and administrative professionals

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Economics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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