Economics University of Bath

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.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    October 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


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 B16
Campus name Main Site

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA Compulsory A level subjects
A*AA including Mathematics.

A level subjects that will not be considered in your application
A level General Studies will not be considered. We may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh).

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 Not accepted
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.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects D2, D3, D3 Cambridge Pre-U alternative offer
D3, D3, D3 including Mathematics plus on 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.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Mathematics.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA AA in Advanced Highers including Mathematics plus AAAAA in Scottish Highers.

GSCE requirements
GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from category B)

For further qualifications information and English Language equivalents, please see: go.bath.ac.uk/econ


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

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: http://www.bath.ac.uk/corporate-information/tuition-fees-for-undergraduate-courses-starting-in-2017/