University of Manchester

57 th
World University Rankings 2019
51-60 th
World Reputation Rankings 2018
Oxford Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9PL, United Kingdom

Economics and Finance

- Are you interested in the relationship between economics, finance and the social sciences? - Would you like a broad ranging, flexible and topical learning experience? - Do you want a degree that is delivered jointly by the Alliance Manchester Business School and the School of Social Sciences? - Would you like a chance to study abroad for a semester? The Economics and Finance pathway of the BA (Hons) Economic and Social Studies programme - or BA (Econ) for short - is a long-established and popular degree. Taught by experts in Economics and the Alliance Manchester Business School (home of Accounting and Finance), the degree features a broad range of internationally-recognised and research-led teaching in accounting, finance, economics and law. You will also benefit from the ties that the University has with the three main accounting bodies (ICAEW, CIMA and ACCA) along with international businesses, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kellogg's and Rolls Royce. Above all, Economics and Finance offers a flexible and relevant learning experience for anyone considering a career in finance, accounting or banking. Accounting and Finance (NN43), Finance (N300) and Economics and Finance (LN13) all share a common first year. After your first year you can apply to switch to a different pathway. Please only apply for one of these courses to start with. **Special Features** The BA (Econ) has an award-winning (2015) Peer Mentoring Scheme that helps you to find your feet both academically and socially. The Manchester Accounting and Finance Group (MAFG) is one of the leading and also one of the largest accounting and finance units in Europe, with over 60 research staff and four BAFA (British Accounting and Finance Association) distinguished fellows including: Professor Martin Walker, Professor Andy Stark, Professor Robert Scapens and Professor Chris Humphrey. External surveys of graduate recruiters in the field have consistently voted us in the UK's top three. We also have strong links with three main UK accounting bodies: ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, as well the `Big 4' accounting companies and other large graduate employer organisations. The BA (Hons) Economic and Social Studies features a foundation first year so you don't need to have studied social science subjects before. In REF 2014 (Economics & Econometrics) Manchester Economics was ranked 7th out of 28 Economics departments in terms of research power (Grade Point Average multiplied by FTE). Overall, 75% of our activity was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (achieving a 4* or 3). This includes: - 64.9% of outputs rated 4/3* - 90% of impact rated 4*/3* - 100% of environment rated 4*/3* **Our Students** - Economics and Finance BA (Econ) students in figures (2018): - Students on the course came from 59 countries - Their ages ranged from 17 - 37 - The male / female ratio was 48 : 52

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Manchester
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Manchester
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £22,000