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BSc Economics and Accounting (LN14)
A-level standard offer: AAA
A-level contextual offer: ABB
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This course offers a fully integrated degree combining economics and accounting subjects. The course is designed for students who seek to broaden their knowledge of the economy and understand the linkage with accounting.
The economics units provide you with insight into economic institutions (for example, banks), actors and policies that underpin and influence the financial market. You will be prepared for a career as an economist, studying in a School of Economics run by world-leading experts.
The accounting units explore accounting institutions (for example, audit firms), accounting regulations and accounting techniques that are used by and support organisations both in and outside the market.
Our course prepares you for a career in the accountancy profession or financial markets. The course provides you with access to subjects accredited by several professional accountancy bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
This course is unique as it offers you an interdisciplinary perspective. You will learn from academic experts who work with businesses in the financial industry. The knowledge acquired from the field is used to design and shape the curriculum, enabling you to keep on top of commercial and contemporary issues.
This course provides you with rewarding opportunities to participate in a summer internship and the Bristol PLUS Award.
You'll also benefit from the Professional Liaison Network within the faculty, which runs a professional mentoring scheme with alumni, insight talks and internships.
Previously, graduates have gone on to work for the Bank of England, JP Morgan, UBS, PwC, KPMG, EY, Microsoft, IBM and many other blue-chip organisations.
This course is accredited by the following organisations
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) 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.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS) Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.
Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA) Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
In the first year the focus is on strengthening your problem-solving skills. You will study the fundamental principles across core disciplines in accounting, economics, mathematics, and statistics. You will be able to choose an optional unit in the second semester of the first year.
The second year builds on principles learnt in the first year while advancing your knowledge in accounting and finance subjects. It emphasises problem-solving and application skills. You will study Macroeconomic Analysis, Microeconomic Analysis, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Applied Quantitative Research methods and Principles of Finance in more depth. A range of core units allow you to focus on building an in-depth knowledge in accounting, finance, and economics.
The final year consolidates your learning from years one and two. You learn more advanced quantitative and qualitative skills. You will have an opportunity to develop your critical skills and deepen your knowledge of complex issues in accounting and finance.
The final year offers greater flexibility and choice in the selection of options. You may choose to tailor the degree to your own interests by specialising in a particular area. You may also choose to keep your options open by selecting units across disciplines. Examples of recent units include Behavioural Economics, International Economics, Management Accounting for Strategy, Advanced Financial Reporting, Auditing, Advanced Corporate Finance, and Financial Markets.
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
AAA including Mathematics, or A*AB including A in Mathematics
A-level contextual offer
ABB including MathematicsFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
DDD in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma and A in mathematics at A-level (or equivalent)Find out more about our BTEC entry requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma
36 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
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including Mathematics at 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
85% overall with 8.5 in Mathematics
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Advanced Higher: AA including Mathematics, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Access to HE Diploma
Access 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 (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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