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.

This degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), giving valuable exemptions from professional exams.

You’ll gain the skills to analyse issues including irrational behaviour, how firms operate, economic growth, post-crisis banking, and development and sustainability. You’ll learn about alternative schools of thought that are shaping economics, including new-institutional, happiness, evolutionary and behavioural economics.

Our pluralist, research-led approach is taught in only a handful of UK universities. We’ll show you how to assess problems using multiple disciplines, and explore the pros and cons of each. This will give you a deeper understanding of real-world economic relationships and make you attractive to employers.

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

Economics at UWE Bristol focuses on employability and experience, helping you bridge the gap between theory and practice and develop important workplace skills.

Our graduates go on to successful careers in banking, finance, accountancy, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and government. They work as Financial Analysts, Stockbrokers and Pricing Analysts across private and public sector organisations including Hargreaves Lansdown (stockbroker), the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, and Rolls Royce.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich

  • Location

    Frenchay Campus

  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    4 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 L100
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
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points
A level No specific subjects required. 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 No specific subjects required.
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits
M: 30 credits
P: 15 credits
Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; to include 30 level 3 credits at merit.
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 No specific subjects required.

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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
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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