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BSc Economics and Mathematics (LG11)
A-level standard offer: A*A*A
A-level contextual offer: AAA
See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.
3 year(s) full-time
Part-time study is not available for this course
£9,250 per year, home students
£24,500 per year, international students
Fees quoted are for 2023 entry only. Fees for 2024 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2023.
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Join a university ranked in the UK top five for maths research (THE analysis of REF 2021) with an excellent reputation for teaching and learning (UK top ten for maths, QS World University Rankings by subject 2023).
BSc Economics and Mathematics combines high-level mathematics with a technically rigorous economics programme that emphasises the use of mathematical tools, including econometrics - the application of statistical methods to data to estimate economic models.
Mandatory economics units develop your understanding of micro- and macro-economics, while the mathematics portion builds your mathematical ability and allows you to explore applied topics that are particularly relevant to economics.
Having built a solid grounding in the fundamentals of both disciplines in your first year, the second and third years allow you to choose optional units to tailor your degree to your specific interests, including the option to carry out research in an applied economics dissertation.
Previously, economics options have included topics such as Behavioural Economics, Data Science, International Economics and Macroeconomic Theory and Policy. Mathematics options have included Complex Networks, Financial Mathematics and Time Series Analysis.
Think Big bursaries of £3,000 are available to support first-year international undergraduate students in this subject.
This course is accredited by the following organisations
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
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
A*A*A including A* in Mathematics and A in another mathematics-related subject, or A*AA including A*A (in any order) in Mathematics and Further Mathematics
A-level contextual offer
AAA including Mathematics and another mathematics-related subject, or AAB including AA in Mathematics and Further MathematicsFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
D*D*D in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, and A in mathematics at A-level (or equivalent)Find out more about our BTEC entry requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma
40 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 7 at Higher Level in Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) and 6 at Higher Level in another mathematics-related subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma contextual offer
36 36�points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) and another mathematics-related subjectFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
90% overall, with 9.0 in Mathematics and 8.5 in another mathematics-related subject
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Advanced Higher: AA in Mathematics and another mathematics-related subject (including Mathematics of Mechanics), and Standard Higher: AAAAA
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.
Mature students can contact email@example.com to check the suitability of their Access course.
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
More about UK qualifications.
- We only use your information in UCAS to assess your application. There are no other selection criteria or processes.
- Full information about our selection processes for this course:
- The admissions statement above relates to 2023 entry. The statement for 2024 entry will be available in summer 2023.
- Regulations and codes of conduct we abide by to create a positive environment for learning and achievement: