BSc Economics and Politics (LL12)

2019 entry

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UCAS code LL12
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £18,100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About BSc Economics and Politics

Our Economics and Politics degree combines the study of two social sciences, providing you with a deep understanding of global markets and political systems.

Economics is based on a series of core units covering economics and econometrics, which you will study in all three years. You also have the opportunity to study a variety of optional units in areas that may include:

  • environmental economics
  • political economy
  • globalisation and development
  • the history of economic thought
  • industrial economics
  • international economics
  • labour economics
  • macroeconomic theory and policy.

Bristol has an impressive reputation for teaching and research in politics and international relations. You will 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
  • international relations.

During your first and second years you will study four compulsory units in politics to ensure you have a solid grounding in the discipline, as well as taking some optional units. Your final year will include a range of units that are closely linked to staff research interests and thus unique to Bristol. 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.

Both schools encourage strong synergy between research and teaching resulting in a vibrant learning environment as staff respond in their teaching to new research.

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Typical offer for BSc Economics and Politics - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including Mathematics and an essay-based subject (see list of essay-based subjects below)
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including A in Mathematics and B in an essay-based subject (see list of essay-based subjects below)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
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
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject and either 6 at Higher Level or 7 at Standard Level in Mathematics
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass 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.
BTEC offer 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.
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in Mathematics and an essay-based subject, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements 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 offer85% overall, with 8.5 in Mathematics and an essay-based subject
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Essay based subjects include:
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; Law; Media Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Religious Studies; Sociology; Theatre Studies.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application.

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