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    I know it's a decent university, but is the economic department actually good? According to league tables, it seems okay..nothing special though..its about average.

    so is it just me or is Manchester University actually good for Economics?

    students doing economics at man uni.. feel free to comment lol
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    Your better off posting this in the Manchester forum, and my personal opinion is that their economics department isnt very good they also seem to have a low student satisfaction however from what a previous Manchester economics student posted its due to them changing the way they did the course a few years back.
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    I have two housemates who do Economics at Manchester. They seem to think that it is a good course and is quite well taught. Its biggest failings are the lack of feedback and the class sizes.
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    I am going on an open day for economics soon... I will try and remember to report back
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    thanks for the feedback guys.. and yeah i've also heard student satisfaction is apparently quite low, dont really know exactly what that means though

    yeah i'll post this in the manchester forum and see what people are saying..
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    (Original post by eddysalted)
    I am going on an open day for economics soon... I will try and remember to report back
    when is that I could do with another look around.
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    err well I have booked it for the 3rd march. But I think you can just go any wednesday???
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    (Original post by eddysalted)
    err well I have booked it for the 3rd march. But I think you can just go any wednesday???
    Ahh fair enough I thought there was an ecomonics specific one
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    where else have you applied?

    league tables only really matter if you're going for the top top jobs imo
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    I've seen a few posts saying the teaching is poor and one or two different posts saying the course is good.

    Econ open days are invite only, so you should have an email from them if you got an offer. I went to on Wednesday, and I did try getting some honest responses from one or two current students and they both said that lectures are ok - not really good, but ok. And I said about do students get good feedback from work and the girl said yeah its good but if you want some more feedback you can email them. This was the BA Econ I'm on about but there is some overlap with BSc. Another problem is that I get the feeling that the degree is called
    BA (Econ) 'Economics and Social Studies' specialising in XXX (econ, politics etc.) The reason why I'm not clear on this is since the website links just say 'BA Economics' but one of the lecturers said Economics and Social Studies....
    which sounds a bit crap imo. Would have been better to have BA (Econ) Economics specialising in XXX
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    (Original post by Davidosh)
    Ahh fair enough I thought there was an ecomonics specific one
    Yeh, 3rd of march is the last economics one available
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    Lol.
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    What are your alternatives?

    (Original post by Marvin211)
    I know it's a decent university, but is the economic department actually good? According to league tables, it seems okay..nothing special though..its about average.
    TAELT entry suggests that it's typical offer over rates it's value:
    23) Manchester (Ba) ABB m#c resit AAB[BSc AAB M**B E**p resit AAA] 408 23.2K (Times 38th(39th),Independent 32nd(36th),Guardian 30th) Offers/Places: (BA) BSc

    (Original post by Marvin211)
    so is it just me or is Manchester University actually good for Economics?
    Like you:
    i) I suspect that it's high typical offer for economics is down to high student demand to live in Manchester rather than an indication of high course quality.
    ii) I don't have personal experience.

    (Original post by Marvin211)
    students doing economics at man uni.. feel free to comment lol
    Their input will be very useful to you.
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    (Original post by jabed786)
    I've seen a few posts saying the teaching is poor and one or two different posts saying the course is good.

    Econ open days are invite only, so you should have an email from them if you got an offer. I went to on Wednesday, and I did try getting some honest responses from one or two current students and they both said that lectures are ok - not really good, but ok. And I said about do students get good feedback from work and the girl said yeah its good but if you want some more feedback you can email them. This was the BA Econ I'm on about but there is some overlap with BSc. Another problem is that I get the feeling that the degree is called BA (Econ) 'Economics and Social Studies' specialising in XXX (econ, politics etc.) The reason why I'm not clear on this is since the website links just say 'BA Economics' but one of the lecturers said Economics and Social Studies....which sounds a bit crap imo. Would have been better to have BA (Econ) Economics specialising in XXX


    yeah im planning on going to the open day in march.. and yeah what the hell is all this economics & social studies thing about? i've applied for straight economics, but on the offer letter it said economics and social studies.. anybody know what thats about?

    it might be a stupid question but i dont really get it lol
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    (Original post by Marvin211)
    I know it's a decent university, but is the economic department actually good? According to league tables, it seems okay..nothing special though..its about average.

    so is it just me or is Manchester University actually good for Economics?

    students doing economics at man uni.. feel free to comment lol
    It's good for Bsc Economics. The league tables are based on their BA course, which is ****.
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    (Original post by Marvin211)
    yeah im planning on going to the open day in march.. and yeah what the hell is all this economics & social studies thing about? i've applied for straight economics, but on the offer letter it said economics and social studies.. anybody know what thats about?

    it might be a stupid question but i dont really get it lol
    Bsc Econ is essentially straight econ, however it seems you've applied for the BA which is more of a general social sciences course.
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    where else have you applied?

    league tables only really matter if you're going for the top top jobs imo
    im already at university, but i wanted to transfer to a 'better' one so decided to apply to manchester..got an unconditional offer from them.. but i've now realised the economics department isn't as good as i initially thought it to be.. and i'm now contemplating whether moving would be worth it. what dya think?
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    (Original post by Marvin211)
    im already at university, but i wanted to transfer to a 'better' one so decided to apply to manchester..got an unconditional offer from them.. but i've now realised the economics department isn't as good as i initially thought it to be.. and i'm now contemplating whether moving would be worth it. what dya think?
    Well, where are you at the moment?
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    (Original post by Paulwhy)
    Well, where are you at the moment?
    leeds met :/
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    (Original post by Clements-)
    Bsc Econ is essentially straight econ, however it seems you've applied for the BA which is more of a general social sciences course.

    lol yeah i've applied for the BA one. but im thinking that manchester as a uni has got a good reputation right.. so maybe if i get a good economics degree from there it will look good for employment etc?
 
 
 
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