BSc Economics and Politics (LL12)

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UCAS code LL12
Application method UCAS
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £19,500 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 for this course

About BSc Economics and Politics

This course combination offers an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges, in two schools with strong reputations for teaching and research.

By studying these two social sciences you will develop a deep understanding of global markets and political systems.

Economics study is based on a series of core units in the first and second years covering economics and econometrics, as well as optional units. Popular unit options have previously covered topics including:

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

You will also 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, and international relations.

In addition to compulsory units, which will give you a solid grounding in politics, you will have access to a range of units that are closely linked to staff research interests and thus unique to Bristol. You will become familiar with many different views and methods and learn to analyse and evaluate them.

Politics units may 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.

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

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including Mathematics and an essay-based subject
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including B in Mathematics and B in an essay-based subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject and either 6 at Higher Level or 7 at Standard Level in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject and either 5 at Higher Level or 7 at Standard Level 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, M3 is C
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, and 9 units in an essay-based subject at Distinction. Not all Maths units will be accepted.
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 in Mathematics and an essay-based subject, 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 and an essay-based subject
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Essay-based subjects include Ancient History; Anthropology; Archaeology; Classical Civilisation; Classics; Drama; Economics; English Language; English Literature; Environmental Studies; Film; Geography; Government and Politics; Health and Social Care; History; History of Art; Latin; Law; Media Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Religious Studies; Social Care; Social Policy; Sociology; Theatre Studies; Welsh.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
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 meet this profile level:
Profile G
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS

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