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 2016/17 202 overall for L100, L101 and L104

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 theories and analyse the impact of policies and events on the future health of the economy. It has been developed because, unlike physical sciences, where controlled experiments are used to determine the effect of one thing on another, it is impossible to hold the economy constant while tinkering with a single variable. Econometrics provides the scientific means to overcome this issue, using empirical observations.

Econometrics involves applying mathematical and statistical skills to analyse economic data. If you are interested in economics and want to have a good understanding of how economists test economic theories, and how that may inform the development of policy, then econometrics may be the subject for you.

In 2015 (the most recent graduation cohort) all students on our economics degrees graduated with at least an upper second-class degree, well above the national average of 74 per cent (source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, 2015). 30 per cent achieved a first-class degree.

More about Economics

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

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 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, and 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics. 7 in Standard Level Mathematics (not Mathematical Studies) is accepted in place of 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, and 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics. 7 in Standard Level Mathematics (not Mathematical Studies) is accepted in place of 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
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 offerAdvanced Higher: AA including Mathematics, and Standard Higher: AAAAA
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that 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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