University of Manchester

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

Economics and Politics

- Are you interested in the relationship between economics and the wider political world? - Would you like a course with flexibility and choice? - Do you want a degree that gives you transferable skills that will prepare you for employment or further study? - Would you like a chance to study abroad for a semester? The Economics and Politics pathway of the BA (Hons) Economic and Social Studies programme - or BA (Econ) for short - is a long-established and popular degree. As part of the BA (Econ) you will be able to combine economics with a range of other social science courses such as politics or sociology. 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. The politics units that you choose will be structured around three core themes, Comparative Politics, International Politics and Political Theory. The Politics department is one of the largest groupings in the UK. It's this scale that allows us to provide such a wide range of courses for this BASS pathway. 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** The BA (Econ) has an award-winning (2015) Peer Mentoring Scheme that helps you to find your feet both academically and socially. 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. The BA (Hons) Economic and Social Studies features a foundation first year so you don't need to have studied social science subjects before. The Politics department is one of the largest groupings in the UK. It's this scale that allows us to provide such a wide range of course options. 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 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 (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 £20,000