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University of Bristol

Economics

UCAS Code: L100

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

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*AA including Mathematics Contextual offer: AAB including A in Mathematics Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. A minimum of 15 credits in Maths are required with 12 of these, including Further Calculus, at Distinction.

Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D2,D3,D3

Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38-34

38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, and 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics. 7 in Standard Level Mathematics (not Mathematical Studies) is accepted in place of 6 in Higher Level Mathematics. Contextual offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, and 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics. 7 in Standard Level Mathematics (not Mathematical Studies) is accepted in place of 6 in Higher Level Mathematics. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

D*DD

D*DD including Distinction in Maths for Engineering Technicians and Distinction in Further Maths for Engineering Technicians; or D*DD plus grade A in A-level Mathematics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

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

UCAS Tariff

152-165

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

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Economics

We are pioneers of the innovative 'core econ' (http://www.core-econ.org/) approach to teaching economics, which seeks to reconnect the study of economics with our experience of real life.

A broad range of units give you the opportunity to study varied areas such as:

environmental economics
game theory
globalisation and development
the history of economic thought
industrial economics
international economics
labour economics
macroeconomic theory and policy
and courses from other departments within the school.
In all three years you will study econometrics, which involves the analysis of economic relationships using empirical data. Econometrics builds on ideas taken from statistics, maths and economic theory and is a key part of all our degrees.

In 2015 (the most recent graduation cohort), 89 per cent of students on our economics degrees graduated with at least an upper second-class degree, well above the national average of 74 per cent (source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, 2015). 31 per cent achieved a first-class degree.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bristol

Department:

School of Economics, Finance and Management

TEF rating:

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What students say


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

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

53%
UK students
47%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A
489

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.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
64%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Business, research and administrative professionals
7%
Public services and other associate professionals
6%
Childcare and related personal services
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.

Social sciences

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

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£30k

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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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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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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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