Manchester Metropolitan University

Economics (Foundation Year) Manchester Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Whether you dream of working in business or want to shape policies in government, an economics degree can get you there.

Economists play a central role in everything from banking to government. You’ll have a host of career options once you complete your full degree.

You’ll learn from economics experts. Our team includes two former treasury advisors and a leading expert in Brexit and European politics. It’s an exciting time to study economics. You’ll explore the economic challenges, trends and opportunities of today to prepare you for work in the sector tomorrow.

We work closely with employers such as AJ Bell and local governments to develop our courses. That means you’ll graduate from your full degree with the skills you need to get ahead.

Laying strong foundations

This course is designed to prepare you for studying on any of our economics pathways.

It will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to study for an honours degree, even if you don’t currently meet the academic requirements.

Once you’ve passed, you’ll be ready to start your degree course. That means your degree will take four years, or five years if it includes a work placement or year studying abroad.


  • Adapt to university life – develop your study skills, prepare for a full degree course and familiarise yourself with our city centre campus.

  • Funding support – you can apply for student finance (e.g. tuition fee loan, student loan and student maintenance grant) in the same way as other students.

  • Latest research and practice – learn from leading economists who are shaping economic development in Manchester, post-Brexit Britain and fast-growing European economies.

  • Unique subjects – this course goes beyond mainstream economics. You’ll learn about non-conventional approaches, cryptocurrencies and the impact of Brexit.

  • Free access to Bloomberg Terminal & Strata – leading global platforms used by the world’s banks, corporations and government agencies for news, data, analytics and research.

  • Broaden your horizons – make the most of our industry connections and experience what it’s like to work in the field of economics or study overseas during your fourth year.

  • Regular industry events – attend guest talks and masterclasses delivered by industry experts and network with recruiting organisations.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code M102
Institution code M40
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 72 - 80 points A minimum of 72 UCAS Tariff points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent.
A level DDD - CDD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 74 UCAS Tariff Points.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DM

GCSE grade D or grade 3 in English Language and Mathematics. Level 2 Functional Skills English and Mathematics also accepted.

Fees and funding

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Manchester Metropolitan University
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M15 6BH

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