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 Sociology

- Are you looking for a course programme with flexibility and choice? - Would you like to try out a range of social sciences alongside economics, before specialising in a particular area? - Do you want to develop transferable skills that will prepare you for employment and / or further study in relevant areas? - Would you like a chance to study abroad for a semester? The Economics and Sociology 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 sociology or politics. 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. Sociology at Manchester is the study of social life and change and provides a critical perspective on how and why we might change our social worlds. The Sociology department is first in the UK for the percentage of its research outputs that are judged as `world-leading', and second nationally based on its research power. See 2014 Research Excellence Framework . This expertise feeds directly into teaching at degree level and is reflected across the sociology course units on offer. 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. 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 Sociology department in the UK was ranked first in the main research rankings ( 2014 Research Excellence Framework ). 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 Sociology 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