Economic History and Economics: The University of Manchester

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Economic History and Economics: The University of Manchester, School of Arts, Histories and Cultures , The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 Years
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Course description

This programme provides a comprehensive introduction to modern British, European and international economic history, plus a grounding in economic theory, along with courses in quantitative methods and computer skills, social science and political history. In Year 3, more specialised courses in Economics and History provide the background for your choice of a dissertation research thesis.

Students may apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of their degree. Exchange partners are offered through the Erasmus Exchange scheme (in Europe) and the Worldwide Exchange scheme (eg. USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore).

Career opportunities

Graduates obtain employment in a wide variety of careers including banking, finance, management, teaching, the media, law, local government and the Civil Service. Many students continue their studies by taking graduate programmes in Manchester or elsewhere. Graduate studies can be pursued in either History or Economics.

Entry requirements

  • English language:
    • Minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent;
    • eg. NCUK EAP minimum Grade of A with range of 70-79
    • TOEFL: PBT score of 600; CBT score of 250; TWE score of 5.5; IBT score of 100.
  • A level: Grades ABB-BBB. This should include Mathematics, Economics or Business Studies. General Studies is welcomed but not included as part of the standard offer.
  • Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications.
  • GCSE: Minimum of grade C in English Language and Mathematics.
  • Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification.
  • International baccalaureate: 33-32 points overall, including grades 5 or 6 in three Higher level subjects, one of which must be either Mathematics, Economics or Business Studies.

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