University of Manchester

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Oxford Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9PL, United Kingdom

Economics and Philosophy

- Are you looking for a teaching and learning experience that is based on and informed by current research? - Do you want to develop specialised subject knowledge and understanding, as well as generic transferable skills? - Would you prefer a course with a large number of pathways, suitable for career opportunities in the private and the public sectors? - Would you like a chance to study abroad for a semester? The Economics and Philosophy 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 from the largest Economics department in the UK, you'll benefit from their research-led teaching and have a wide range of course units to choose from depending on your interests, from econometrics and operational research to development and microeconomics. Above all you will learn about what drives economic systems and acquire the skills to model and quantify these systems - skills that are particularly relevant for professional economist, but are also keenly sought by a wide range of employers. By studying philosophy at Manchester on the BA (Econ) you will develop your own responses to the fundamental questions and become familiar with on-going debates. You will acquire highly transferable skills of analytical and critical thinking, reasoned argument and clear, systematic expressions of ideas. Economics (L100), Economics & Politics (LL12), Economics & Sociology (LL13), Economics & Philosophy (LV15) and Development Studies (L900) 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** A Chair in Political Economy was founded at the University in 1854, making it one of the oldest centres for the study of economics in the UK. Since then many famous names in economics have worked here, including three Nobel prize-winners. Philosophy at Manchester has a long and distinguished history. Previous professors have included Samuel Alexander, Dorothy Emmet, Michael Polanyi and Arthur Prior. 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 Philosophy BA (Econ) students in figures (2018): - Students on the course came from 57 countries - Their ages ranged from 17 - 36 - The male / female ratio was 62 : 38

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Hons)/BA Eco (H)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Manchester
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Hons)/BA Eco (H)
  • 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 £20,000