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University of Bristol

Economics and Mathematics

UCAS Code: LG11
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

152

% applicants receiving offers

81%

Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
Student score
77% LOW
79% MED
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£26k HIGH
£27.1k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A*AA

A*AA including Mathematics. Mathematics at grade A.

Scottish Highers
AAAAA-AA

SH: AAAAA and AH: AA including Mathematics

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA

AA including Mathematics Mathematics at grade A.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
38

38 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics* (but not 'Mathematical Studies'). Applicants taking Economics would also be expected to achieve A-level grade A (or equivalent) in that subject.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

81%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Our department is among the top ten economics departments in the UK. In both teaching and research we specialise in analysing real-world economic problems using rigorous analysis and careful use of data. The technical skills we teach are highly valued by prestigious employers and are essential for a career as a professional economist. Students rate the quality of our teaching as among the best in the country. Most of our students rate our courses as intellectually stimulating and challenging. We are very proud of the quality of our teaching and the way it equips students with the confidence to tackle unfamiliar problems, a skill in great demand among employers. In 2015 (the most recent graduation cohort), 88% of students on our Economics degrees graduated with a 2.1 or higher, well above the national average of 74% (source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, 2015). 29% of our graduates achieved a First. The School of Mathematics offers several courses based on a wide range of units. This allows movement between courses and gives great flexibility. All six Single Honours courses share the same first year (with some slight variation for those taking Mathematics with Study in Europe). This lays a firm foundation for your studies and informs your choice of units in later years. You can specialise from year two and choose from a rich variety of units: Some units - Financial Mathematics and Maths in Schools - are aimed at a very specific career path. Others, such as Probability 3 or Mechanics 3, offer advanced studies in familiar topics. Units such as Random Matrix Theory or Quantum Information allow the study of new and exciting topics that reflect our strong research base. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will guide you through your degree. Assessment will be by examination at the end of each year. If you are applying for deferred entry, please seek advice about maintaining your mathematical skills.

Modules

University of Bristol

Inside one of the campus buildings

The University of Bristol is world-renowned with a reputation for academic excellence and has a vibrant student community that's passionate about everything from volunteering to hot air ballooning. Come to Bristol to earn a brilliant degree, develop interests and make life-long friends. It's easy to get involved: our students take part in 192 societies and 52 sports clubs.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
29%
71%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

19%
81%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
97%
3%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

99%
1%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 83%
Student score 77% LOW
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
32% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
507 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £26k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

17%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

12%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK still doesn’t have as many maths teachers as we’d like, so anyone wanting to take maths and then go into teaching will be welcome. In fact, there’s felt to be a general lack of maths skills in the population at large, so this is one subject where there's demand for graduate skills. With all that training in handling figures, it's hardly surprising that a lot of maths graduates go into well-paid jobs in the IT or finance industries, and last year, a maths graduate in London could expect a very respectable average starting salary of £27k. But for research jobs, you'll want a doctorate – and a really good maths doctorate will get you all sorts of interest from academia and finance – and might secure salaries to match.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

73%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

63%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
47% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
48% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
489 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £27.1k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

4%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

27%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

22%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Economics graduates normally do well in the jobs market, but as the finance industry has struggled, it's made for more difficult conditions for new graduates. As the industry recovers, we expect the statistics to improve. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that nearly half of all 2012's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy which 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. The incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £28,000 for graduates working in the capital.
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