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University of Manchester

Economics and Social Statistics

UCAS Code: LL15

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Grades AAB. 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: Grades ABB. For further information about contextual offers, please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applications/after-you-apply/contextual-data/contextual-data-2019/

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 45 level 3 credits (39 Distinctions/6 Merits). Minimum Grade C in English Language and Grade B in Mathematics. Contact: Tom McCunnie tom.mccunnie@manchester.ac.uk

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1

Applicants are expected to achieve D3, D3, M1 in the Cambridge Pre-U. Applicants can either take three Pre-U qualifications or study them in conjunction with A Level subjects.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Minimum Grade C in English language and Grade B in Mathematics. In the newly reformed GCSEs in England you will require a Grade 4 in English language and Grade 6 in Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

6,6,5 at Higher level, 35 points overall. Applicants offering Mathematics or Maths Methods at standard or higher level must achieve a minimum of Grade 5. Applicants not holding GCSE English Language or equivalent must achieve Grade 5 in standard or higher level English.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

Accepted with Grades DD, alongside an A level at Grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

Accepted with Grades D, alongside two A levels at Grades AA in different subject areas.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Accepted with Grades DMM, alongside an A level at Grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

DM

Accepted with Grades DM, alongside an A level at Grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MP

Accepted with Grades MP, alongside two A-levels at Grade A in different subject areas to the diploma.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

Accepted with Grade D, alongside two A-levels at Grade A in different subject areas to the diploma.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Accepted with Grades DMM, alongside an A-level at Grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

M

Accepted with Grade M, alongside two A-levels at Grade A in different subject areas to the diploma.

AAAAB in Scottish Highers. Applicants taking a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers should contact socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk. Applicants not taking English Language or Mathematics at Higher level must achieve Grade C in English Language and Grade B in mathematics at SCQF Level 5.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

AAAAB in Scottish Highers. Applicants taking a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers should contact socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk. Applicants not taking English Language or Mathematics at Higher level must achieve Grade C in English Language and Grade B in mathematics at SCQF Level 5.

The Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted as equivalent to an A-level on a grade-for-grade basis.

UCAS Tariff

136-159

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Economics

Applied statistics

- Learn from experts in contemporary business and social sciences.

- Develop a specialist working knowledge of social statistics.

- Enjoy a broad degree course that offers flexibility and choice.

- Work within a community of students studying different disciplines.

- Have the chance to study abroad for a semester.

The Economics and Social Statistics pathway of the BA (Hons) Economic and Social Studies degree - or BA(Econ) for short - is a new course at The University of Manchester for 2018. This flexible, innovative course brings together research-led teaching in accounting, business, economics, finance, politics and sociology and offers a considerable depth of insight into contemporary business. Economics doesn't function in isolation, which is why you'll study it in context at Manchester. Commercial practices are best understood and explored through an understanding of the environments in which businesses function.

**Aims**

This course offers advanced social statistics teaching for students with a grounding in maths and/or statistics (gained either at A-level or on the specialist first year course units you'll take alongside all of our BA Econ students). Social statistics uses data, which can be numbers, text, sounds, images, memories or experiences; to study human behaviour and social environments. We will use it to ask questions about business environments, the ways they function and their impact.
Your contact with the broad range of disciplines within the BA (Econ) means you'll gain a range of perspectives on business, for example:
- Politics - the effects of government policy, regulation and public spending and their impact on businesses and economies;

- Economics - the role of the labour and finance markets, micro- and macroeconomic factors;

- Sociology - employees and consumer, behaviour, demographic changes and how companies must adapt to changing populations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

School of Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
med
Economics
83%
high
Applied statistics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

Teaching and learning

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

46%
UK students
54%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

Statistics

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

30%
UK students
70%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
17%
Business, research and administrative professionals
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

Statistics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,542
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
64%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Business, research and administrative professionals
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
4%
Administrative occupations: records
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The business and research sectors worry that the UK hasn't got enough people with good statistics skills, and as stats are at the heart of so much of the economy, and we only have a few hundred graduates a year in the discipline, this type of degree can be very useful and versatile. The finance industry is very popular with this group, and they're far more likely to be working in London than most other graduates. And who can blame them — statistics graduates starting work in London were earning an average of nearly £29k just six months after leaving university. There is also demand from the Scottish finance sector in Edinburgh and Glasgow - particularly in banking and insurance. But a good statistician can find work almost anywhere that data can be analysed - which, in an online world, is almost anywhere - and many industries struggle to find enough statisticians to fulfil demand, so stay flexible and you can find a variety of options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Economics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£30k

£30k

£39k

£39k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Applied statistics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£28k

£28k

£36k

£36k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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