BSc Economics and Econometrics (L140)

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UCAS code L140
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 on this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 220 overall for L100, L140 and L101

About BSc Economics and Econometrics

This course combines the study of economics and econometrics with a wide range of optional units offered from across the school.

Econometrics is the branch of statistics that economists use to verify or disprove its theories and predict future economic events. It has been developed because, unlike studying physical sciences where you can use controlled experiments to determine the effect of one thing on another, it's impossible to hold the economy constant while you tinker with a single variable. Econometrics provides the scientific means to overcome this using empirical observations.

To study the subject you use applied mathematical skills to analyse the theoretical aspects of statistics, and then relate this to the practical issues raised by economics. If you are interested in economics and want to have a good understanding of how economists test economic theories, then econometrics may be the subject for you.

In 2015 (the most recent graduation cohort), all students on our Economics degrees graduated with a 2.1 or better, well above the national average of 74 per cent (source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, 2015). 30 per cent achieved a First.

More about Economics

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
  • 40 credit points of options

Second year

  • Intermediate Economics 1
  • Intermediate Economics 2
  • Econometrics
  • Foundations of Econometric Theory
  • 40 credit points of options

Third year

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Advanced Econometric Theory
  • Applied Econometrics Dissertation
  • 40 credit points of options from the disciplines of economics, accounting, finance or management
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Economics and Econometrics

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

Standard offer
A*AA including Mathematics
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including A in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 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 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-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 D*DD including Distinction in Maths for Engineering Technicians and Distinction in Further Maths for Engineering Technicians; or D*DD plus grade A in A-level Mathematics
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAA 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 offer88% 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 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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