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What A-levels do you need to study economics?

Find out what courses you may need or may help you when it comes to studying an economics degree.

You don’t necessarily need A-level economics to study an economics degree, but some courses specify maths as a must-have A-level. Take a look at individual economics courses on Which? University to find out the most popular subjects students studied before attending.

Essential A-levels (or equivalent)

  • Maths (some courses).

 

Useful A-levels (or equivalent)

  • Economics.

Other typical A-levels taken by current economics students

  • Further maths.
  • History.
  • Statistics.

Similar subject areas...

  • Maths.
  • Business studies.
  • Management science.
Bear in mind that similar subjects may have slightly different A-level requirements to economics, so if you want to keep your degree options open, be sure to check the entry requirements of specific courses in advance.
 

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