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Economics and Politics University of Bristol Degree level: Undergraduate

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This course combination offers an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges, in two schools with strong reputations for teaching and research.

By studying these two social sciences you will develop a deep understanding of global markets and political systems.

Economics study is based on a series of core units in the first and second years covering economics and econometrics, as well as optional units. Popular unit options have previously covered topics including:

  • behavioural economics;

  • environmental economics;

  • political economy;

  • the history of economic thought;

  • industrial economics;

  • international economics;

  • labour economics;

  • macroeconomic theory and policy.

You will also study the politics of individual countries and governments, and the relationships between countries, communities and individuals. Politics is organised around three themes: political theory, comparative and national politics, and international relations.

In addition to compulsory units, which will give you a solid grounding in politics, you will have access to a range of units that are closely linked to staff research interests and thus unique to Bristol. You will become familiar with many different views and methods and learn to analyse and evaluate them.

Politics units may include subjects such as political theory, international relations, UK politics, US politics, gender, security and conflict. There is a strong emphasis on research skills, with a compulsory unit in the first year and the possibility to complete a dissertation in the final year.

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

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Course code LL12
Institution code B78
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB - AAA Standard offer: AAA including Mathematics and an essay-based subject.

Contextual offer: ABB including B in Mathematics and B in an essay-based subject.

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) DDD - D*DD DDD 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
Pass Access to HE Diploma (Applied Science/Engineering/Maths and Engineering/Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Applicants must be taking a minimum of 15 Level 3 graded units of Mathematics, at least 12 of which must be at Distinction, and 9 units in an essay-based subject at Distinction. Not all Maths units will be accepted.
Scottish Higher AAAAB Standard Higher: AAAAB
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 - D3, M2, M2 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 36 - 32 points Standard offer: 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject and either 6 at Higher Level or 7 at Standard Level in Mathematics

Contextual offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject and either 5 at Higher Level or 7 at Standard Level in Mathematics

Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Advanced Higher: AA in Mathematics and an essay-based subject.
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 Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

European Baccalaureate offer: 85% overall, with 8.5 in Mathematics and an essay-based subject.

Essay based subjects include: Ancient History; Anthropology; Archaeology; Classical Civilisation; Classics; Drama; Economics; English Language; English Literature; Environmental Studies; Film; Geography; Government and Politics; Health and Social Care; History; History of Art; Latin; Law; Media Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Religious Studies; Social Care; Social Policy; Sociology; Theatre Studies; Welsh.

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

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2020/economics/bsc-econ-politics/

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £19,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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University of Bristol
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BS8 1TH


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