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Economics and Philosophy BA (Econ) (Hons)

The University of Manchester

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    LV15

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    15th

    3
  • Subject Ranking

    13th

    3 (Philosophy)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    166

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    74

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.17

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA Eco (H)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

- Are you looking for a teaching and learning experience that is based on and informed by current research?- Do you want to develop specialised subject knowledge and understanding, as well as generic transferable skills?- Would you prefer a course with a large number of pathways, suitable for career opportunities in the private and the public sectors?- Would you like a chance to study abroad for a semester?The Economics and Philosophy pathway of the BA (Hons) Economic and Social Studies programme - or BA (Econ) for short - is a long-established and popular degree. 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. By studying philosophy at Manchester on the BA (Econ) you will develop your own responses to the fundamental questions and become familiar with on-going debates. You will acquire highly transferable skills of analytical and critical thinking, reasoned argument and clear, systematic expressions of ideas.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**A Chair in Political Economy was founded at the University in 1854, making it one of the oldest centres for the study of economics in the UK. Since then many famous names in economics have worked here, including three Nobel prize-winners.Philosophy at Manchester has a long and distinguished history. Previous professors have included Samuel Alexander, Dorothy Emmet, Michael Polanyi and Arthur Prior.The BA (Hons) Economic and Social Studies features a foundation first year so you don't need to have studied social science subjects before.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 Philosophy 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

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • Extended Project
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • AS
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades / Points

AAB

Details

We do not accept two A/S Levels grades in place of one A-level.Applicants must be studying at least one of the following A-level subjects: Accounting, Anthropology, Business Studies, Classics, Economics, English Language/Literature, Further Mathematics, Geography, History, Law, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Use of Mathematics and World Development.General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted for entry.Typical Contextual Offer: ABB

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

15th

About this University

The University of Manchester is one of the largest single-site universities in the UK, with 40,000 students from almost every country in the world. With world-leading research and social responsibility at its heart, Manchester is a place to innovate, to lead and to make a difference. A Russell Group university, it is ranked in the top 30 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020).

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