OVERVIEW Businesses and governments rely on economists to help them examine issues, identify trends and deal with financial uncertainty. By studying our BA/BSc (Hons) Economics degree, you’ll explore how organisations and individuals invest and allocate their resources. Throughout the course, we’ll challenge you to think about choices people make and how those decisions affect every aspect of our lives. You’ll explore everything from employment to distribution of wealth, government spending to international trade. Boosting your employability To make sure our teaching tackles the most current challenges, we work in partnership with local government and companies such as investment platform, AJ Bell. You’ll explore a diverse range of areas including policy, cryptocurrencies and economic forecasting. In response to industry need, we’ve also introduced a computer coding module. Moving forward, employers will expect graduates to be confident in this area. It’s not something all universities offer, but we know it’s an important part of learning to handle data in all shapes and forms. Teaching influenced by experience We have an excellent mix of academics leading in their area and lecturers who have had successful careers in industry before teaching. In the team, there is a former treasury adviser, chartered accountant, chartered tax adviser, and the former head of research and policy at GM Chamber of Commerce. You’ll be part of a department that celebrates diversity in its staff and students. We have a large number of female staff, including our head of department, within a discipline traditionally thought to be male-dominated. This enables us to provide you with a transformative educational experience. Choose a placement or study abroad The course offers real flexibility as you will enrol on the three-year course and then decide if a placement or overseas study is right for you once you have started your studies. You don’t have to decide now. If you opt to undertake a placement or study abroad your course will normally be four years full-time. FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Triple accredited – our business school holds the globally recognised trio of accreditations from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, placing us among the best business schools in the world.
- Learn from leaders – our teaching team are shaping economic development in Manchester, post-Brexit Britain and fast-growing European economies.
- Explore the latest issues – you’ll go beyond mainstream economics exploring non-conventional approaches, cryptocurrencies and the impact of Brexit.
- Pick your path – after year one, decide whether you want to achieve a BA or BSc. The BSc route is a brilliant option if you want to specialise in quantitative economics.
- Enhance your employability – through activities including internships, volunteering or learning a new language. With our award-winning ‘Rise at Manchester Met’ programme you can gain extra academic credits towards your degree.
- Benefit from regular events – join us at Professional Development Weeks, guest lectures and masterclasses and network with employers looking to hire graduates.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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GCSE grade C/4 in English Language or Level 2 Functional Skills English pass and GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics or Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics pass
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