M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Economics

Manchester Metropolitan University

12 months
17500 GBP/year
10250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Learn how to apply economic theory to the real-world. On this Applied Economics course from Manchester Metropolitan University you’ll gain the skills you need for a career as a professional economist or economic analyst.


By thinking rigorously about costs and benefits, incentives and human behaviour, you’ll consider the likely consequences of the choices made by individuals, businesses and policymakers. 

Throughout the Applied Economics course from Manchester Metropolitan University, you’ll develop the technical skills to inform economic decisions and predict possible outcomes. You’ll be taught how to make informed evidence-based decisions to assess economic situations, and the impact of key public policy questions in real-world circumstances. 

This masters is designed to directly prepare you to work in a professional economist role - with core modules on policy analysis, quantitative modelling and data analytics, it’s about the practical application – not just theoretical and mathematical study - with the option of completing an internship aligned to your career aspirations.

With the emphasis on how the theory has a practical application, you’ll start by covering the foundations of both macroeconomic policy and microeconomic analysis. You’ll then go on to develop the core practical skills in applied economic analysis that are highly valued by employers, enabling you to solve an economic problem for a real-world client. 


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Macroeconomic Policy
  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Applied Economic Analysis
  • Public Policy Economics
  • Quantitative Modelling
  • Policy Evaluation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no deadline for applications to our postgraduate programmes, however we recommend you apply as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a UK honours degree –  at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent. We will also consider applications if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10250 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK and Channel Island: £1709 per 30 credits studied per year.
  • Eu and Non-Eu International: £2917 per 30 credits studied per year.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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