BSc Economics with Study in Continental Europe (L101)

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UCAS code L101
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Part-time study Part-time study is not available on this course
Number of applications for 2014/15 1480
Number of places for 2016/17 185

About BSc Economics with Study in Continental Europe

This course is similar to BSc Economics, but with your third year spent abroad at one of our partner universities.

You will build on an appropriate language qualification with units in the relevant language during your first and second years. You will then spend your third year studying economics in the host language of a partner university in France, Germany, Italy or Spain, and return to Bristol for your fourth year.

Visit our Study and Work Abroad Office website for more information about where you can study in Europe.

In 2014 (the most recent graduation cohort at the time of writing), 91% of students on this programme earned a 2:1 or First-class result.

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

Course structure

First year

  • Economic Principles 1
  • Economic Principles 2
  • Mathematical and Statistical Methods 1
  • Mathematical and Statistical Methods 2
  • French/German/Italian/Spanish for General Purposes

Second year

  • Intermediate Economics 1
  • Intermediate Economics 2
  • Econometrics
  • French/German/Italian/Spanish for Specific Purposes
  • 40 credit points of options (usually 2 subjects, for example History of Economic Thought and Growth and Development)

Third year

The third year is spent at a continental European university.

Fourth year

  • Applied Econometrics
  • 100 credit points of options which must include at least two of the following units:
    • Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
    • Applied Economics Project
    • Advanced Microeconomics.
Further details about the course structure for Economics with Study in Continental Europe

Typical offer for BSc Economics with Study in Continental Europe

(including international A-levels)
AAA including Mathematics
(including international A-levels)
(contextual offer)
AAB including A in Mathematics
IB Diploma 36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics (but not 'Mathematical Studies')
IB Diploma
(contextual offer)
34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 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 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:grade A in Italian or Spanish if Italy or Spain is your chosen country.
Academic qualificationsFor students choosing France, Germany, Italy or Spain for their third year there is also a language requirement: A-Level or AS-Level grade B (French or German) or GCSE grade A (Italian or Spanish) or equivalent.

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Fees and funding

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International students

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This course is recognised by the following organisations:

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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