BA Economic History and Economics (3 Years)

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  • Objectives
    The course aims to: provide a supportive environment for all students free of bias and discrimination; combine training in the approach and methods of modern economics with training in the historical discipline of critical study of the past; provide a challenging and coherent curriculum, based upon (a) the study of major aspects of theoretical and applied economics, and (b) the study of the experience of economic behaviour and economic problems in diverse historical periods and societies, mainly from c. 1500 to the present day; equip students with the expertise necessary to develop an understanding of contemporary economic issues; develop a historiographical appreciation of a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to particular issues and problems of economic history; extend students' powers of analysis and criticism, logical argument and communication, by applying them both to historical interpretation and economic analysis; provide opportunities for the study of other social sciences and modern history; develop students' capacity to communicate and present ideas orally and in writing; advance the ability of students to work independently and organise their schedules of personal study; produce graduates with the transferable skills of self-management, independence, capacity to analyse, ability to undertake research, and use of common IT applications, that are essential for many kinds of graduate employment, and in particular careers in economics (whether in public or private sector), economic and social history, business, and for further training and postgraduate study in economics, economic history and other disciplines.
  • Entry requirements
    Selected 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. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. 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. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. 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. Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
  • Academic title
    BA Economic History and Economics
  • 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.

    Special features
    Socrates/Erasmus scheme available. Exchange Scheme available in USA, Canada or Australia.
    Course content for year 1
    Please note that the following list is intended to be a guide only - course content or availability may change slightly as we aim to improve and update our courses yearly. 

    HIST10611  Economics and History; HIST10062  Origins of British Industrialisation: British Economic & Social History 1550 - 1830; HIST10511  Globalisation in Historical Perspective

    For students with GCSE Mathematics but without A-level Mathematics or equivalent:

    Introductory Mathematics; Introductory Statistics; Introductory Computer Applications

    For students with A-level Mathematics or equivalent:

    Advanced Mathematics; Advanced Statistics; Introductory Computer Applications

    Students without A-level Economics or equivalent:

    Microeconomic Principles; Macroeconomic Principles

    Students with A-level Economics or equivalent:

    The UK Economy: Microeconomics; The UK Economy: Macroeconomics  

    Twenty credits in Social Science or History, or a modern foreign language

    Course content for year 2
    Please note that the following list is intended to be a guide only - course content or availability may change slightly as we aim to improve and update our courses yearly. 


    Microeconomics IIA; Macroeconomics IIA


    40 credits in Economic History from:

    British Economic and Social History, 1880-1980; British Population and Social Structure, 1700-1950; European Economic History, 1914-95; An Industrialising Society: English Economic and Social History, 1689-1830; Economic and Social History of Latin America, c1800-2000

    20 credits from options available within Economic Studies:

    Managerial Economics; Economics for Environmental Management; Alternative Perspectives on Developing Countries; Business Economics IA; Business Economics IB: The Firm; Microeconomics IIB (Pre-requisite); The Economics of the European Union:International Trade and Customs Unions; Macroeconomics IIB (Pre-requisite); Operational Research I; Basic Econometrics (Pre-requisite ES1070); Mathematical Economics (Pre-requisite); Marketing Research; Further Applied Statistics ; Further Mathematics for Economists (Pre-requisite); Further Statistics for Economists (Pre-requisite).

    40 further credits chosen from any Economic History or Economics course not already taken from the lists above, plus units in Social Sciences and Modern History.

    Course content for year 3
    Please note that the following list is intended to be a guide only - course content or availability may change slightly as we aim to improve and update our courses yearly. 

    Compulsory - HIST30980 Thesis

    Optional - 40 credits from course units offered in Economics:

    Managerial Economics II (Pre-requisite); Natural Resource Economics ; Operational Research IIA; Introduction to Demography; Mathematical Economics II; Operational Research I; Mathematical Economics I; Cross Section Economics; Business Forecasting; Further Applied Statistics; Basic Econometrics; Mathematical Finance; Time Series Econometrics; Microeconomics III; Macroeconomics III; International Trade and Monetary Economics; The Global Economy and Third World Industrialisation; Globalisation and Economic Development; Public Economics; History of Economic Thought; Business Economics II; Banking and Financial Markets; Monetary Theory and Policy

    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

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