BSc Economics (L100)

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UCAS code L100
Application method UCAS
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £20,100 per year
  • International students: £20,100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
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

About BSc Economics

This degree develops the necessary analytical and quantitative skills for a wide range of careers in economics. Our teaching is technically rigorous and econometrics, the application of statistical methods to data to estimate economic models, is a central component of the course.

Mandatory units in macro and micro-economics, mathematics, statistics and econometrics provide you with a strong foundation over the first two years of your degree. You can complement these with optional modules from a wide range within the Schools of Economics, Finance and Management and other parts of the University. The number of options increases as you progress through the degree, allowing you the flexibility to select units from the areas of economics which most interest you.

In the final year most students choose an applied economics dissertation and select from optional units. In recent years units have included Behavioural Economics, Corporate Finance, Development Economics, Environmental Economics, Industrial Economics, International Economics and Operations Management.

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

A-level
Standard offer
A*AA  including Mathematics
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including either 6 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches) in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including either 5 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches) in Mathematics
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Applied Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Engineering, or Science. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 15 credits from Mathematics units, at least 12 of which must be at Distinction.
Not all Mathematics units are accepted; please contact the Enquiries team for details.

Or Access to HE Diploma in Business, plus A in A-level Mathematics. In the Access course, the 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above.

Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer D*DD in Engineering, with Distinction in both Maths for Engineering Technicians and Further Maths for Engineering Technicians, or D*DD in Applied Science plus 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 Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall, with 8.5 in Mathematics
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile G
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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Accreditation

This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

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