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University of Bath

Economics with Professional Placement and Study Year Abroad.

UCAS Code: L105

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*AA including Mathematics. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. Alternative A level offer AAA including Mathematics plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39

Typical offer: Pass the Access to HE Diploma, with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction. This must include 12 credits from Mathematics units achieved at Distinction. Our Economics courses are academically challenging and require solid foundations of knowledge in Mathematics. We are looking for you to be studying a suitable level of Mathematics as part of your Access course (at least 12 units of Level 3 Mathematics) to be able to succeed on our course. However, due to the time-limited nature of Access programme delivery, it is expected that you will have also completed a significant level of independent study in order to further develop and refine these Mathematical skills. For other suitable units, please refer to the A level section for details of preferred subject combinations.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

D2, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics. Cambridge Pre-U alternative offer D3, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics. We have a strong preference for applicants who are studying Higher Level Mathematics. If you are studying Standard Level Mathematics, we may be able to consider you. In this case the typical offer is 36 points overall and 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects plus 7 in the Standard Level Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*D*

D*D*D* in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) PLUS grade A in A Level Mathematics. We prefer the above qualifications in Business and you must also be studying A level Mathematics. We can also consider BTEC or Cambridge Technical qualifications in Engineering or Science, but we would expect you to demonstrate evidence of strong essay-based skills, such as strong GCSE performance in English and humanities subjects.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA in Advanced Highers including Mathematics plus AAAAA in Scottish Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-152

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

50%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Economics

Gain the skills you need to solve a variety of complex economic issues. Youll learn core economic theory and become acquainted with chosen specialist areas. In this degree, you will study the foundation of economic theory and its application decisions to the real world. Youll explore the connections between economic issues, such as business and rational human behaviour. The course will teach you how to manipulate economic theory, enabling you to solve complex economic problems. Youll develop your knowledge of UK and global economics which will enable you to understand how economic decisions and policies are made.Your first year is concerned with key concepts in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. Youll further your skills in core mathematics, statistics and data analysis. In Year 2, youll build on this through intermediate study of economic theory. The study of econometrics will enable you to understand economic systems. The final year will teach you advanced economic theory. A selection of optional units will enable you to tailor your expertise.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Economics

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Economics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
65%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
65%
Male students
35%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£30,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
23%
Business, research and administrative professionals
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Economics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£33k

£33k

£44k

£44k

£52k

£52k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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