Economics (with placement)

University of Bath

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Gain the skills you need to solve a variety of complex economic issues. You’ll 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. You’ll 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. You’ll 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. You’ll further your skills in core mathematics, statistics and data analysis. In Year 2, you’ll 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.

Course details

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15 January

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Course codeL101
Institution code B16
Campus nameMain Site
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA 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.
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.
Access to HE Diploma D: 39 credits 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.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA AA in Advanced Highers including Mathematics plus AAAAA in Scottish Highers.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 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.
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.

GSCE requirements GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from category B) For further qualifications information and English Language equivalents, please see:

Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Tuition Fees for 2018/19 entry are to be announced and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on 2017 fees visit our web pages:
Economics (with placement) at University of Bath - UCAS