BSc Philosophy and Economics with Study Abroad (VL54)

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UCAS code VL54
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 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, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available on this course.

About BSc Philosophy and Economics with Study Abroad

This course allows you to combine two historically interlinked disciplines to develop a breadth of skills across both economics and philosophy.

The economics part of the course is technically rigorous and will build your analytical skills with mandatory units in macro- and microeconomics, mathematics, statistics and econometrics (the application of statistical methods to data to estimate economic models). This is complemented by units in philosophy which will equip you with skills in textual analysis, written and verbal expression, logic and critical thinking.

As you progress through your degree you will be able to take an increasing number of optional units to specialise in the areas of the disciplines that interest you most.

Previous economics options have included History of Economic Thought; Environmental Economics; and Current Economic Problems. Previous philosophy options have included Philosophy of Psychology; Evil, Deviance and Crime; and Classical Chinese Philosophy.

We offer you the opportunity to extend your degree to four years, spending your third year studying economics (in English) at a top-ranking university in Europe or farther afield before returning to Bristol for your final year. For further details of year abroad opportunities visit Global Opportunities.

This course allows you to combine the challenging, broad academic content of our economics degree with an overseas dimension that reflects the international nature of the economy.

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Typical offer for BSc Philosophy and Economics with Study Abroad - 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 Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 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?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, and 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, of which at least 12 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 DDD 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: AAAAB
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 offer85% overall, with 8.5 in Mathematics
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

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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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For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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