BSc Economics and Accounting (LN14)

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UCAS code LN14
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course.
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 98 overall

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 valued by many major employers. Work is set to help you practise problem-solving and essay-writing skills, supported by constructive comments and regular feedback from experienced tutors.

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 Organisation Theory)

Second year

  • Intermediate Economics 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

In your final year you will study​ units in Financial Reporting and Advanced Management Accounting. You will also choose from a wide range of options, which we vary from time to time according to current developments in accounting​, economics and finance issues. For example, in the 2015/16 academic year our units included:

  • ​Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Communication​
  • Current Economic Problems​
  • Financial Crises​
  • Financial Markets​
  • Financial Statements Analysis​
  • International Economics​
  • International Finance
  • Portfolio Management
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Economics and Accounting

Typical offer for BSc Economics and Accounting - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
AAA or A*AB, including A in Mathematics.
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including A in Mathematics; or A*BB with A* in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics (but not 'Mathematical Studies')
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics (but not 'Mathematical Studies')
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. A minimum of 15 credits in Maths are required with 12 of these, including Further Calculus, at Distinction.
BTEC offer DDD with Distinction in both Mathematics for Engineering Technicians and Further Mathematics for Technicians; or DDD plus grade A in A-level Mathematics
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAB and AH: AA including Mathematics
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall with 8.5 in Mathematics
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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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.

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