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speciality: Economics

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What Is an Economics Degree?

Are you passionate about the business and finance sector? Do you follow the national and international news? Then, an Economics degree is the answer. It has always been one of the most sought-after degrees amongst youth. 

Economics degrees are designed to tackle all the issues that have an impact on financial situations, ranging from production to how resources are used. Candidates are trained to understand how the economy suffers fluctuations based on the market’s needs and wants followed by the market’s supply and demand.

By far one of the most crucial elements is that economics is divided into microeconomics and macroeconomic. Microeconomics deals with the economic behaviour at an individual level (companies, buyers, sellers and others), whilst macroeconomics illustrates the bigger picture, on a national or global scale (unemployment, economic growth, inflation and so on).

Benefits of an Economics Degree

Having an economics degree increases anyone’s chances to find a job, regardless of the field. This is mainly due to the fact that graduates hold many transferable abilities, such as analytical and problem-solving skills, that are suitable for any career. 

A study made by the London School of Economics and Political Science showed that graduates from an economics course have a starting salary of £33,000 per year. Having a job in the field right after graduation is a major positive aspect and comes with a lot of opportunities for career advancement.

Economics Degree Structure

Economics degrees are usually a three years commitment and sometimes are offered as part of a joint degree. This means that Economics can be studied along with another subject such as engineering, management, law, computer science and others.

This degree can be found either as a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA). The BSc focuses more on economical theory and statistical techniques, while BA is combined with social sciences and qualitative modules. 

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  • Economics
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    Excellent Student Support

    The university had a great campus. It had a touch of both city and country elements to it. Academic staff members were so helpful. They would answer students’ queries so swiftly and comprehensively. It had a great 24hr learning grid which is located so close to many student accommodations.

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    Programme: Economics
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2018
    Campus: Manchester
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  • International Bachelor ...
    Economics and Business
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    Great campus

    The university was very good and teaching was great! The campus is extremely modern and there are many many nice places to study. With more than 300 societies there are many ways to make the most of your experience there! And life in Manchester is amazing with best night life and so much more to do with the campus where students live just a few minutes away from uni and the city centre

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    Programme: International Bachelor Economics and Business
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2018
    Campus: Manchester
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  • Marketing and ...
    Management
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    Great university, with great teaching and facilities

    I really enjoyed my time here, the feedback was listened to and from later students, I know that this has been taken on.

    I met brilliant people, gained excellent knowledge and a degree which has given me the confidence to pursue a career in what I wanted to do… I studied management and marketing of fashion and I am a marketing manager working for a fashion company! Not many people can say that!

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    Programme: Marketing and Management
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2008
    Campus: Manchester
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  • Economics
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    Overall university experience

    I have generally enjoyed it, and have been able to do things that outside of university wouldn’t have been possible, though I’ve often felt that I have not had the full backing of my faculty and often wonder if I made the right decision. That is, my experience of studying my course has not made me enjoy the subject more than I did previously; it has only bettered my understanding.

    The careers department organises many guest speakers and careers fairs, as well as workshops which have been beneficial in my job search.
    Academic support is generally very good, however, the counselling service is drastically understaffed. However, this is the case with most all universities I believe and is cognisant with the government’s stance on mental health.
    The accommodation is close to the university, very comfortable. Not so large that I can entertain more than a few people.Terrific. Manchester is large enough to offer everything and yet small enough that you do not feel lost. Also considerably cheaper than London.

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    Programme: Economics
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2018
    Campus: Manchester
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  • Economics and ...
    Social Studies
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    The most universal of universities

    It is a fantastic university and as inclusive as they come; with students, lecturers and visitors alike from all walks of life and different backgrounds. The university provides more degrees to choose from than one can imagine, with ample reading material which you can find in numerous libraries. The main library, however, is enormous with literally thousands of educational resources. The lecturer halls are ‘mostly’ modern and the lecturers themselves do range from the great to the not so great. However, that’s expected in every university. You won’t be surprised to know that the campus is the biggest university campus in the country, located all around an amazing city, the true capital of England, Manchester – with a vibrant atmosphere, home to the biggest football club in the world and exciting nightlife. All in all, this university is rated as amongst the best for a reason. Universally acclaimed. Truly Mancunian.

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    Programme: Economics and Social Studies
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2018
    Campus: Manchester
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  • Economics and ...
    Finance
    Pulkit
    Awesome

    The university is a great place to develop as a person. Lots of exposure , understanding and helpful faculty and a beautiful city all culminate to provide a great experience. I’m an economics students who has thoroughly enjoyed his time until now.

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    Programme: Economics and Finance
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2021
    Campus: Manchester
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  • Economics
    Amir
    Ample number of Opportunities

    Perfect place for student Life . Every type of person available here who are as interested as you in whatever subject or idea, you just need to find them. A lot of events related to startups, design , and education always happening in and around uni.

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    Programme: Economics
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2019
    Campus: Manchester
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  • Economics
    Prasham
    The BEST

    The University of Manchester has an ideal student life. I am able to perfectly balance my student and social life, and I’m never bored as the city always has something to offer. The University is beautiful and I’m glad I close Manchester.

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    Programme: Economics
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2021
    Campus: Manchester
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  • Economics
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    One Uni Fits All

    My first year at University of Manchester was fun with loads with an abundance of social life besides the extremely qualified faculty in their respective fields. With so many streams to chose from, they enable you to follow your choice of path within your subject area from day 1 while at the same time ensuring that the students have the required minimum knowledge in the subject area through the compulsory modules. The choice of socities at this university is also quite rich. Apart from the location, I think my University is just as good as a high bitch London University.

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    Programme: Economics
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2021
    Campus: Manchester
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  • Economics
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    Good all round university

    A diverse uni with a large international student body, studying a wide range of courses. The facilities are good and improving with recently made investments, whilst the variety of student societies is great.

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    Programme: Economics
    Degree: Bachelor's
    Graduation: 2018
    Campus: Manchester
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