Join online distance MSc in Economics at University of Manchester, UK 2017

Degree awarded

MSc

Duration

MSc: full-time 12 months, part-time 24 months

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in economics,   finance, mathematics  or a related subject with economic theory,  mathematics and econometrics studied at a high level.

Applicants with a  2:1 in a less technical economics degree, with for example economic theory only  studied to intermediate level,  or a 2:2  in a technical economics degree may be considered for entry onto the MA Economics.

MATHS & STATS PREPARATION

  1. Please visit our   Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Economics page  where you will find information about the minimum level of knowledge of mathematics and statistics that you should possess from your current or previous training.
  2. On the same website, please look at the details and content of our Pre-Session course on mathematics and statistics which builds on the knowledge resumed in (1) and which is designed to equip you with further technical skills that you will require before starting your programme. Attending this course is mandatory and is offered free of charge.  The course will run during induction week and we recommend that you spend some time between now and September 2015 studying and familiarising yourself with the course material on the website, especially if you might not be able to attend the course.

Academic entry qualification overview

A UK 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in economics,   finance, mathematics  or a related subject with economic theory,  mathematics and econometrics studied at a high level.

Applicants with a  2:1 in a less technical economics degree, with for example economic theory only  studied to intermediate level,  or a 2:2  in a technical economics degree may be considered for entry onto the MA Economics.

MATHS & STATS PREPARATION

  1. Please visit our   Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Economics page  where you will find information about the minimum level of knowledge of mathematics and statistics that you should possess from your current or previous training.
  2. On the same website, please look at the details and content of our Pre-Session course on mathematics and statistics which builds on the knowledge resumed in (1) and which is designed to equip you with further technical skills that you will require before starting your programme. Attending this course is mandatory and is offered free of charge.  The course will run during induction week and we recommend that you spend some time between now and September 2015 studying and familiarising yourself with the course material on the website, especially if you might not be able to attend the course.

English language

IELTS – overall score of 7, including 7 in writing with no further component score below 6.0

TOEFL IBT – overall score of 100 with 25 in each section.

TOEFL code for Manchester is 0757

Scores are valid for 2 years.

For students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, your test score is valid for 2 years preceding the course start date.

For example;

Test taken on or after 17 September 2015 – CAS issued June 2017 = Score is VALID

Test taken before 17 September 2015 = Score is INVALID

Please note that CAS statements are issued only when all conditions of the offer have been satisfied, PDF copy of passport received and the offer accepted.

Applicants from certain countries MAY be exempt from having to provide an IELTS or TOEFL score.  For further information please email

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries.

 

How to apply

Apply online

Advice to applicants

Points Based System (PBS) International applicants who will require a visa to study in the UK can obtain up-to-date information on the latest student visa advice and guidelines.

How your application is considered

Applications are initially assessed by the Admissions Team and referred to the Admissions Tutor when required.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Course description

Would you like to study within a large department containing experts in all areas within Economics?

Do you want a rigorous, comprehensive and balanced training in modern Economics?

Are you interested in research-led teaching of forefront theories and findings in Economics?

This programme aims to provide balanced and rigorous training in modern theories and techniques in economics at the postgraduate level. Students are introduced to key concepts, ideas, tools and techniques via core and optional course units, and have the opportunity to combine and practice their skills in writing a summer dissertation. By the end of the programme, you should be able to read and understand the leading economics journals, develop economic models of your own from which to derive original results and offer a critique of underlying theories.

Special features

Quantitative methods preparation for the MSc

Please visit our Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Economics website where you will find information about the minimum level of knowledge of mathematics and statistics that you should possess from your current or previous training.

On the same website, please look at the details and content of our Introduction course on Quantitative Methods in Economics which builds on the knowledge resumed in (1) and which is designed to equip you with further technical skills that you will require before starting the MSc. You are strongly advised to attend this course which is offered, free of charge.  The course will run during induction week and we recommend that you spend some time between July 1 and September studying and familiarising yourself with the course material on the website, especially if you might not be able to attend the course. The significance of this course is illustrated by the fact that the obtained marks contribute 10% to the final marks of the Maths Methods and Econometrics compulsory units of semester 1.

Teaching and learning

IMPORTANT NOTE ON PART-TIME STUDY

Part-time students complete the full-time programme over two years.  There are NO evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme.

You must first check the schedule of the compulsory modules and then select your optional modules to suit your requirements.

Updated timetable information will be available from mid-August and you will have the opportunity to discuss your module choices during induction week with your Course Director

Coursework and assessment

The Master of Economics is awarded by the University on the recommendation of the Board of the School of Social Sciences, Graduate Office.  The degree may be awarded with Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Students who fail a Master’s degree may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma if they satisfy the appropriate conventions.  Once a diploma has been awarded in these circumstances, a student cannot re-enrol on a Master’s degree.

In Economics, there are three standard methods of assessment:  (i) written examination only; (ii) written examination, with a weight of two thirds, plus an essay or project, with a weight of one third; (iii) project.  Examinations are usually 2 hours in length.

Course unit details

There are typically five compulsory course units: Microeconomic Theory; Macroeconomic Theory; either Mathematical Methods in Economic Analysis or Mathematical Economics; either Introduction to Econometrics and Further Econometrics or Time Series Analysis and Intermediate Cross Section Econometrics or Advanced Econometric Theory and Topics in Advanced Econometrics. In addition, students take three approved optional course units from a wide range. Students sponsored by the ESRC are requested to take Research Design for Economists plus two optional units.

Course unit list

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Course overview

You would like to study within a large department containing experts in all areas within Economics

You want a rigorous, comprehensive and balanced training in modern Economics

You are interested in research-led teaching of forefront theories and findings in Economics

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

MSc (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
International students (per annum): £17,500

MSc (part-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
International students (per annum): £8,750

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Please see the School Funding page .

If you are already a graduate of The University of Manchester, please visit,

Faculty of Humanities/School of Social Sciences – Loyalty Bursary

Faculty of Humanities/School of Social Sciences – Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme

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