BSc Economics and Politics (LL12)

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UCAS code LL12
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 2016/17 79 for all Joint Honours Economics courses

About BSc Economics and Politics

Our Economics and Politics degree combines the study of these two social sciences, providing you with a deep understanding of global markets and political systems.

Economics is based on a series of core units which cover economics and econometrics, which you will study in all three years. You also have the opportunity to study a variety of optional units in areas such as:

  • environmental economics
  • political economy
  • globalisation and development
  • the history of economic thought
  • industrial economics
  • international economics
  • labour economics
  • macroeconomic theory and policy.

Bristol has an impressive reputation for teaching and research in politics and international relations. You will study the politics of individual countries and governments, and the relationships between countries, communities, and individuals. Politics is organised around three themes:

  • political theory
  • comparative and national politics
  • international relations.

During your first and second years you will study four compulsory units in politics to ensure you have a solid grounding in the discipline, as well as taking some optional units. Your final year will include a range of units, which are closely linked to staff research interests and thus unique to Bristol. Units include subjects such as political theory, international relations, UK politics, US politics, gender, security and conflict. There is a strong emphasis on research skills, with a compulsory unit in the first year and the possibility to complete a dissertation in the final year.

Both schools encourage strong synergy between research and teaching, resulting in a vibrant learning environment as staff respond in their teaching to new research.

More about Economics

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

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

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including Mathematics
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including A in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 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?
32 points overall with 16 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 DDD either (a) including Distinction in Maths for Engineering Technicians and Distinction in Further Maths for Engineering Technicians; or (b) plus A in A-level Mathematics
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA including Mathematics, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
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 offer85% overall with 8.5 in Mathematics
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalentNo specific subjects required.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application.

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

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