Economics Bristol, University of the West of England

Awarded by: University of the West of England, Bristol

BA(Hons) Economics is a modern applied course that focuses on applying the latest post-crisis economic theory to real and relevant problems.

It's accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), giving valuable exemptions from professional exams.

Our modules are informed by a pluralist approach to economic thinking and alternative schools of thought that are shaping economics. These include new-institutional economics, happiness economics, and evolutionary economics.

Learning this way will give you a deeper understanding of real-world economic relationships and make you attractive to employers.

Analyse numerous real-world issues, including irrational behaviour, how firms really operate, the cost of continued economic growth and sustainability, post-crisis banking, development and migration. Your analysis will include an integral pure mathematics strand.

With an emphasis on skills development and real-world experience, this course gives you regular access to industry through placements, field trips and guest lectures.

Our graduates go on to successful careers in banking, finance, accountancy, industry, retail, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and government.

They work as Financial Analysts, Stockbrokers and Pricing Analysts. They work across private and public sector organisations including Hargreaves Lansdown (stockbroker), HM Treasury, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst and Young, Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, Warner Music UK and Rolls Royce.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Frenchay Campus

  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

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

Course code L190
Institution code B80
Campus name Frenchay Campus

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points
A level A-level subjects: Grade C or above in Maths. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma DDM To include 6 units in Maths.
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits
M: 30 credits
P: 15 credits
Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; to include 15 level 3 credits at merit in Maths and 15 level 3 credits at merit in another subject.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C / 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics or Statistics, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme A minimum grade of 5 in higher level Maths.

Relevant subjects: Business, Management. Economics, Business, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology, Psychology, Geography and History


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 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

All fees are subject to final approval.

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