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BSc Economics

University of Bristol
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
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About this program

BSc Economics

This degree develops the necessary analytical and quantitative skills for a wide range of careers in economics. Our teaching is technically rigorous and econometrics, the application of statistical methods to data to estimate economic models, is a central component of the course.

Mandatory units in macro and micro-economics, mathematics, statistics and econometrics provide you with a strong foundation over the first two years of your degree. You can complement these with optional modules from a wide range within the Schools of Economics, Finance and Management and other parts of the University. The number of options increases as you progress through the degree, allowing you the flexibility to select units from the areas of economics which most interest you.

In the final year most students choose an applied economics dissertation and select from optional units. In recent years units have included Behavioural Economics, Corporate Finance, Development Economics, Environmental Economics, Industrial Economics, International Economics and Operations Management.

Admission requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following

A-level Standard offer

A*AA including Mathematics

A-level Contextual offer

AABincluding Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer

38points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including either 6 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches) in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer

34points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including either 5 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches) in Mathematics

Cambridge Pre-U offer

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.

Access to HE Diploma offer

Access to HE Diploma in Applied Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Engineering, or Science. 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, at least 12 of which must be at Distinction.

Not all Mathematics units are accepted; please contact the Enquiries team for details.

OrAccess to HE Diploma in Business, plus A in A-level Mathematics. In the Access course, the 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above.

BTEC offer

D*DDin Engineering, with Distinction in both Maths for Engineering Technicians and Further Maths for Engineering Technicians,orD*DD in Applied Science plus A in A-level Mathematics

Scottish Qualifications Authority offer

Advanced Higher: AA including Mathematics, and Standard Higher: AAAAA

Welsh Baccalaureate offer

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.

European Baccalaureate offer

88% overall, with 8.5 in Mathematics

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Program content

Year 1


  • Mathematics for Economics
  • Probability, Statistics and Econometrics
  • Economic Data
  • Economics Optional Globalisation and Development
  • Introduction to Accounting

Year 2


  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics 1
  • Econometrics 2


  • History of Economic Thought
  • Growth and Development
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • International Business Management
  • Public Management
  • Management Science
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Principles of Finance
  • Banking
  • Foundations of Business Law

Year 3


  • Applied Economics Dissertation
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
  • Applied Economics: Current Economic Problems Applied Economics Dissertation
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
  • Economics of Developing Countries
  • Applied Economics: Current Economic Problems
  • International Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Foundations of Econometric Theory
  • Advanced Econometric Theory (QM6)
  • Environmental Economics
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Communicating Economics
  • Data Science
  • Accounting and Finance units
  • Management units

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • 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

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University of Bristol

Bristol is a successful and ambitious university where we offer you the chance to learn from, and with, some of the leading scholars in the world. Here, you will enjoy the benefits of studying in a research-rich environment where we combine a rigorous approach to...

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