Economics and Econometrics

University of Bristol

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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This course combines the study of economics and econometrics with a wide range of optional units. Econometrics is the application of statistical methods to data to estimate economic models. It is used by economists to verify or disprove theories and analyse the impacts of policies and events on the health of the economy. Econometrics is a vital tool for economists because, unlike natural sciences, where controlled experiments are used to determine the effect of one thing on another, it is impossible to hold the economy constant while tinkering with a single variable. Econometrics provides the scientific means to overcome the issue using empirical observations. Alongside additional mandatory modules in econometrics and the applied economics dissertation, you will be able to select from a wide range of optional modules from the Schools of Economics, Finance and Management during all three years of your degree.

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL140
Institution code B78
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB - A*AA Standard offer: A*AA including Mathematics. Contextual offer: AAB including Mathematics. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD in Engineering with Distinction in both Maths for Engineering Technicians and Further Maths for Engineering Technicians; or D*DD in Applied Science plus A in A-level Mathematics.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Access to HE Diploma in Applied Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Engineering, or Science. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include: at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and at least 15 credits from Mathematics units, at least 12 of which must be at Distinction. Not all Mathematics units are accepted; please contact the Enquiries team for details. OR Access to HE Diploma in Business, plus A in A-level Mathematics. In the Access course, the 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above. Mature students are welcome to contact [email protected] to check the suitability of their Access course.
Scottish Higher AAAAA Standard Higher: AAAAA
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Advanced Higher: AA including Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 - 34 points Standard offer: 38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including either 6 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches) in Mathematics Contextual offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including either 5 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches) in Mathematics. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.

European Baccalaureate offer: 88% overall, with 8.5 in Mathematics.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2021/economics/bsc-econ-econometrics/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £19500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.
Economics and Econometrics at University of Bristol - UCAS