BSc Philosophy and Economics with Study Abroad (VL54)
A-level standard offer: AAA
A-level contextual offer: ABB
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This course allows you to combine two historically interlinked disciplines and develop a breadth of skills across both economics and philosophy.
The economics part of the course is technically rigorous. You will build your analytical skills with mandatory units in macro- and microeconomics, mathematics, statistics and econometrics (the application of statistical methods to data to estimate economic models). These are complemented by units in philosophy, which will equip you with skills in textual analysis, written and verbal expression, logic and critical thinking.
As you progress through your degree you will be able to take an increasing number of optional units to specialise in the areas that interest you most.
Previously, economics options have included: History of Economic Thought; Environmental Economics; Data Science; Current Economic Problems.
Previous philosophy options have included: Democracy; Philosophy of Psychology; Evil, Deviance and Crime; Philosophy of Mathematics.
We offer you the opportunity to extend your degree to four years and spend your third year studying economics in English at a top-ranking university in Europe or farther afield. You will return to Bristol for your final year. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities.
This course allows you to combine the challenging, broad academic content of our economics degree with an overseas dimension that reflects the international nature of the economy.
Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.Go to programme catalogue
We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.
A-level standard offer
AAA including Mathematics
A-level contextual offer
ABB including MathematicsFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
DDD in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, AND A in Maths at A-level (or equivalent)Find out more about our BTEC entry requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including Mathematics with either 6 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches).
International Baccalaureate Diploma contextual offer
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including Mathematics with either 5 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches)Find out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
85% overall, with 8.5 in Mathematics
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Advanced Higher: AA including Mathematics, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Access to HE Diploma
Access to HE Diploma in Engineering, Science, or Computing (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include: at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and at least 15 credits from Mathematics units, of which at least 12 (including algebra, calculus and trigonometry) must be at Distinction.
Or Access to HE Diploma in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, Law or History (or similar titles), with the 45 graded Level 3 credits including at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above PLUS A in A-level Mathematics.
Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.Search international qualifications
Applicants must also meet these requirements
GCSE profile requirements
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 have one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in reading and listening,and no score below 6.0
- GCSE English Language grade C or 4
- An alternative English Language Profile G qualification
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels
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