BSc Economics and Accounting (LN14)

2016 entry

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UCAS code LN14
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course.
Number of applications for 2014/15 1074
Number of places for 2016/17 110

About BSc Economics and Accounting

By optimising our teaching to combine subject areas, we are able to offer you a genuinely integrated degree in Economics and Accounting, enabling you to study both disciplines in depth.

In the first two years you learn skills across the core disciplines of economics, accounting and finance. This allows you to specialise in the final year, when you can choose a range of units from economics, accounting, finance, management and law.

Most of the assessment that forms the final degree result takes the form of closed-book examinations, a feature that is extremely credible with your potential future employers. Work is set to help you practise problem-solving and essay-writing skills, supported by constructive comments and regular feedback from experienced tutors.

ICAEW Foundation bursary

We are pleased to announce an ICAEW Foundation bursary of £4,000 per annum to one of our applicants for September 2016 entry. This sits with ICAEW’s own wider objectives of broadening access to the profession. The bursary recipient will demonstrate an interest in and aptitude for accountancy in addition to coming from a financially disadvantaged background.

ICAEW will stay in touch with them throughout the course of their studies and feature them on their website.

More about Accounting and Finance

Find out more about studying Accounting and Finance at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Economic Principles 1
  • Economic Principles 2
  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance 1
  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance 2
  • Mathematical and Statistical Methods 1
  • Option (for example Analysis in Management)

Second year

  • Intermediate Economic 1
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • 40 credit points of options (usually 2 subjects, for example Taxation and Foundations of Business Law)

Third year

  • 120 credit points of options which must include Financial Reporting or Advanced Management Accounting.
Further details about the course structure for Economics and Accounting

Typical offer for BSc Economics and Accounting

(including international A-levels)
AAA or A*AB, including A in Mathematics.
(including international A-levels)
(contextual offer)
AAB including A in Mathematics; or A*BB with A* in Mathematics
IB Diploma 36 points overall with 17 at Higher Level including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics (but not 'Mathematical Studies')
IB Diploma
(contextual offer)
34 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics (but not 'Mathematical Studies')
Cambridge Pre-URequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
AccessPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, with Distinctions in Maths units including Further Calculus. (We will accept the Further Calculus unit offered by Apt Awards in the south-west region; please contact Admissions to check the content of your Further Calculus unit if studying elsewhere in the UK.)
BTEC DDD with Distinction in both Mathematics for Engineering Technicians and Further Mathematics for Technicians; or DDD plus grade A in A-level Mathematics
SQASH: AAAAB and AH: AA including Mathematics
Welsh BaccRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
EB85% overall with 8.5 in Mathematics
International qualificationsQualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
English language requirements Profile B
Further information about English language requirements
Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:no specific subjects required.

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1637

Fees and funding

For information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit fees and funding.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.


This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.

The Association of International Accountants (AIA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

Key information about this course

Did you know?

  • Students from more than 180 countries study with us, and we share more than 150 exchange links with institutions worldwide.
  • Our Students' Union has over 300 student-run societies and sports clubs. The Richmond Building, home to the Students' Union, recently underwent a £30-million renovation.
  • 12 Bristol graduates and members of staff have been awarded Nobel prizes.


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