BSc Economics and Politics (LL12)

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UCAS code LL12
Application method UCAS
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2021 entry only. Fees for 2022 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2021.

  • 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 for this course

About BSc Economics and Politics

BSc Economics and Politics combines 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 follows a series of core units in the first and second years, covering micro- and macro-economics, mathematics, statistics and econometrics. This lays the foundations for specialising in the areas of economics that most interest you in your third year. Popular unit options previously have included Development Economics, Behavioural Economics, History of Economic Thought and International Economics.

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 be able to select from a range of units that are closely linked to staff research interests and thus unique to Bristol.

Politics units cover subjects such as international relations, political economy, UK politics, US politics, gender, security and conflict. There is a strong emphasis on research skills, with the possibility to complete a dissertation in the final year.

You can apply to transfer to our four-year BSc Economics and Politics with Study Abroad in your first year and spend your third year studying units in economics and finance in English at one of our partner institutions overseas.

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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 Mathematics and 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 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
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject, and Mathematics with either 5 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches)
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 Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, Law or History (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 (incuding algebra, calculus and trigonometry) must be at Distinction and
  • at least 9 credits at Distinction in an essay-based subject

    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 (includingat least 9 credits at Distinction in an essay-based subject) PLUS A in A-level Mathematics.
BTEC offer DDD in any essay-based Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, AND A in Mathematics at A-level (or equivalent)
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; and Welsh.

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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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2021 entry and will be updated for 2022 entry in summer 2021.

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For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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