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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


As a professional economist or economic analyst, you could be working on some of society’s biggest questions. Such as, how do we make local economies stronger; what do we need to do to alleviate poverty in the UK and in developing countries; how do we decide which cancer treatments to invest in; can we reduce crime through improving schools; are lockdowns the best approach to controlling Covid-19?

This masters is designed to equip you with the skills to influence and advise on the important decisions we face. It will prepare you for a career as a professional economist in government, international NGOs, the health and pharmaceutical sectors and economic consultancies.

Aimed at those who have studied economics and are looking to focus their knowledge toward practical application, while also open as a conversion course to graduates without a degree in Economics. You might already be working in local government or devolved administrations and wish to develop your skillset in economic analysis.

You’ll learn from experts in public policy economics. The course reflects the Business School’s strength in public policy research and its links with external organisations that use economic advice. If your goal is to pursue a career as an economist, and to tackle the problems that affect people’s lives, then this course is for you.


  • Experts in economic and public policy analysis – learn from world-leading scholars of economics – with vast experience in public policy practice.
  • Practical application – develop the technical skills to be a professional economist, with a blend of policy analysis, quantitative modelling and data analytics, all rooted in the expertise of our Economics, Political Economy and Public Policy centre of excellence.
  • Real-world focus – you’ll have the opportunity to interact and network with employers and undertake your dissertation with one of our local partner organisations.
  • 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.
  • Location – Manchester is at the heart of big innovative new ideas in public policy, including city region devolution, high speed rail as well as having a booming health and life sciences sector.
  • Future Economies – study alongside a team of high-profile scholars from our research centre, conducting high-impact research in partnership with a variety of public, private and voluntary sector bodies.
  • Career support - throughout your studies, we’ll help you boost your employability and secure graduate employment through our Careers and Employability Service. Opportunities to advance your career in policy and research are built into the course.


There is an increasing trend towards greater economic autonomy at the local and regional level, particularly in Greater Manchester – and the topics you’ll study reflect this. The course has been designed to fulfil the academic requirements of graduate schemes for organisations that recruit into professional economist roles; it will equip you with the technical skills highly sought-after by employers – ensuring you’ll be ready for a career as a professional economist when you graduate.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

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  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,000 students from more than 130 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 80 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    115 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%



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