BSc Economics (L100)
A-level standard offer: A*AA
A-level contextual offer: AAB
See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.
This degree develops analytical and quantitative skills applicable to a wide range of careers in economics and beyond.
We teach economics in a technically rigorous way. Econometrics – the application of statistical methods to data to estimate economic models – is a central component of the programme. During the first two years mandatory units in macro and micro-economics, mathematics, statistics and econometrics provide you with a strong foundation, which you build upon in the final year.
You will complement this with optional modules from a wide range of choices within the School of Economics, the University of Bristol Business School and other parts of the University. The number of options increases as you progress through the degree, allowing you to select units from the areas of economics that most interest you.
In the final year all students have the opportunity to carry out research through an applied economics dissertation. You will also select from a wide range of optional units; in recent years these have included Behavioural Economics, Data Science, Corporate Finance, Development Economics, Environmental Economics, International Economics and Operations Management.
This course is accredited 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.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (CAEW) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations. The University is recognised as an ICAEW Partner in Learning, working with ICAEW in the professional development of students.
Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.Go to programme catalogue
We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.
A-level standard offer
A*AA including Mathematics
A-level contextual offer
AAB including MathematicsFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
D*DD in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, AND A in Maths at A-level (or equivalent)Find out more about our BTEC entry requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including Mathematics with either 6 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches)
International Baccalaureate Diploma contextual offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including Mathematics with either 5 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches)Find out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
88% overall, with 8.5 in Mathematics
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Advanced Higher: AA including Mathematics, and Standard Higher: AAAAA
Access to HE Diploma
Access to HE Diploma in Engineering, Science, or Computing (or similar titles). 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 (including algebra, calculus and trigonometry) must be at Distinction.
Or Access to HE Diploma in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, Law or History (or similar titles), with the 45 graded Level 3 credits including at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above PLUS A in A-level Mathematics.
Requirements 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.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.Search international qualifications
Applicants must also meet these requirements
GCSE profile requirements
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in reading and listening,and no score below 6.0
- GCSE English Language grade C or 4
- An alternative English Language Profile G qualification
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels
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- We only use your information in UCAS to assess your application. There are no other selection criteria or processes.
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