The BA(Econ) course is an interdisciplinary course allowing you to specialise in Economics, plus other social science units such as Philosophy, Politics and Sociology. You have the flexibility to either delve into technical units in Economics such as Econometrics and Mathematical Economics or combine Economics units covering inequality and climate change with social science units to develop a well-rounded understanding on social issues. The Finance pathway of the BA(Econ) course is a long-established and popular degree. Taught by experts across the University, including Alliance Manchester Business School, the degree features a broad range of internationally recognised and research-led teaching in accounting, finance, economics and law. You will benefit from experts in business and social sciences on this jointly delivered degree by the Alliance Manchester Business School and the School of Social Sciences. We are well connected with the three main accounting bodies (ICAEW, CIMA and ACCA), along with international businesses, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kellogg's and Rolls Royce. The course offers a flexible and relevant learning experience for anyone considering a career in finance, accounting or banking. Accounting and Finance, and other pathways in BA(Econ) share a common first year, allowing you to switch to a different pathway after Year 1 if you want to.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme: Applicants completing the INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester international foundation programme are required to achieve AAA in academic subjects and grade A in the EAP. Applicants completing the NCUK International Foundation year are required to achieve AAA in academic subjects and grade A in the EAP. For all other foundation programmes please see our full list of approved UK foundation programmes.
English language requirements
|6.5 overall with 6.0 in each subtest.
|92 overall with a minimum of 21 in Listening and Speaking, 22 in Reading and 23 in Speaking.
All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either: - GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade C. - IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component. - TOEFL (IBT) 92 overall with minimum of 21 in listening and speaking, 22 in reading and 23 in speaking. - iGCSE English (Second Language) grade B - An acceptable equivalent qualification. Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification. The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the 'B2 level'. Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level.
Acceptable English Language Qualifications
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Fees and funding
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Additional fee information
Scholarships and bursaries, including the Manchester Bursary , are available to eligible home/EU students. Some undergraduate UK students will receive bursaries of up to £2,000 per year, in addition to the government package of maintenance grants.