BSc Economics (L100)

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UCAS code L100
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2018 entry only. Fees for 2019 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2018.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £16,500 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

We are pioneers of the innovative 'core econ' approach to teaching economics, which seeks to reconnect the study of economics with our experience of real life.

A broad range of units gives you the opportunity to study varied areas, which may include:

  • environmental economics
  • game theory
  • globalisation and development
  • the history of economic thought
  • industrial economics
  • international economics
  • labour economics
  • macroeconomic theory and policy
  • courses from other departments within the school.

In all three years you will study econometrics, which involves the analysis of economic relationships using empirical data. Econometrics builds on ideas taken from statistics, maths and economic theory and is a key part of all our degrees.

View all our Economics courses

See a list of all Economics degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Typical offer for BSc Economics - 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, including either 6 at Higher Level or 7 at Standard Level in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including either 6 at Higher Level or 7 at Standard Level in 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 (Applied Science/Engineering/Maths and Engineering/Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Applicants must be taking a minimum of 15 Level 3 graded units of Mathematics, at least 12 of which must be at Distinction. Not all Maths units will be accepted. Alternatively, pass Access to HE Diploma (Business) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, plus A in A-level Mathematics.
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 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.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2018 entry and will be updated for 2019 entry in summer 2018.

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 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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