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Economics with Politics BSc (Hons)

4 years with professional placement or study abroad, starting in September 2023

Develop the skills and knowledge to become a thoughtful political economist. You'll explore the relationship between economics and political decision-making.

During this course, you’ll learn about the connections between society, the government, and the economy. You’ll examine the challenges facing individuals, countries and the international community using theories and methods from economics, complemented by key concepts from political science, like power, justice, conflict, and sovereignty.

You’ll learn to apply economic methods to policy issues while increasing your knowledge of UK and global institutions. This will help you understand how policies are formed and evaluated.

Year 1 will focus on building your economic intuition and core skills in mathematics, statistics, data analysis, and coding. You’ll also explore the exercise and evolution of power in societies and the role of politics in conflict resolution and consensus-building.

In Year 2, you’ll strengthen your command of economic theory and the econometric techniques and software tools used to estimate and forecast economic relationships. You’ll deepen your understanding of political theory and issues of conflict and security.

In your final year, you’ll choose from a range of optional units. This will give you the freedom to focus on your interests and career ambitions.

By the end of the course, you will have a deeper and more refined knowledge of the complex links between economics and political science.

Informed teaching to advance your learning

You’ll learn from teaching staff with diverse backgrounds and expertise in different areas of economics. Their passion, knowledge and research shape their teaching with the aim of enhancing your learning experience.

Benefit from specialist resources

You’ll have access to some of the latest industry-standard statistical, mathematical and econometric software. This will allow you to access up-to-the-minute data on real-world trends to enhance your learning experience.

Develop your professional skills

We work to provide you with the tools and support to prepare you for employment and further study.

These include:

  • critical and analytical thinking
  • quantitative skills to apply to real-world economic challenges
  • presentation and communication skills
  • adaptability and resilience

Prepare for your future career

Many of our economics graduates have gone on to careers in both the private and public sectors, working as economists, financial or business analysts, researchers, accountants and tax professionals.

They have worked for organisations such as:

  • Deloitte
  • Bank of England
  • HSBC
  • Ministry of Justice
  • PwC
Find out what our graduates go on to do

2023/24 Academic Year


Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, information about courses starting in the 23/24 academic year may be subject to change. We continue to improve your teaching and learning experience, so you gain skills and understanding which are valuable to you and sought after by employers.

Before you apply for a course, please check the website for the most recently published course detail. If you apply to the University of Bath, you will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

We understand that you will want to know more about the shape of the academic year. We work hard and plan for different scenarios, to be able to welcome you to the University of Bath at the start of each semester.

Find out about our approach for a safe campus experience for the current 2021 to 2022 academic year.

Course structure

This course lasts 4 years. It starts in September 2023 and ends in 2027. Welcome week starts on 25 September 2023.


Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Units

At Bath, our courses are made up of units of study. Compulsory units cover core concepts that you'll need to understand as part of your degree programme. Some of our courses also offer the opportunity for you to study optional units. These allow you to specialise in particular areas of knowledge that interest you.

As an undergraduate, you will be expected to take 60 credits (ECTS) in each academic year. These are usually split into 30 credits for each semester you study. Sixty credits are the equivalent of 1200 notional hours of study; this includes contact time with staff and your own independent learning.

Year 1

Compulsory units

  • Introduction to coding and numerical methods

    5 credits

  • Introduction to probability and statistics

    5 credits

  • Introductory macroeconomics

    15 credits

  • Introductory microeconomics

    15 credits

  • Mathematics for economics

    5 credits

  • Politics: key concepts and analysis

    15 credits

Year 2

Compulsory units

  • Introduction to econometrics

    10 credits

  • Macroeconomics

    10 credits

  • Microeconomics

    10 credits

  • Thinking the world politically

    10 credits

Options

  • Year 2 Options

    20 credits

Year 3

Compulsory units

  • Professional placement or study abroad

    60 credits

Year 4

Options

  • Final Year Options

    60 credits

Study abroad or placement


You can choose to do a professional placement, study at one of our overseas partner institutions, or combine the two in your third year. This is an opportunity to enhance your CV, gain new skills, and establish networks either within industry, internationally, or both.

Professional placement

Doing a professional placement in Year 3 allows you to use what you've learnt in a practical context. You’ll find out about the organisation you join and how it works, while learning more about potential future careers. Our students have worked in the UK and overseas. Some have been offered graduate roles following placements.

You’ll develop skills like planning, problem-solving, decision making and project management. Sometimes you can gain professional qualifications, particularly in accountancy, during placements.

Employers often value placements, so you could gain an advantage in the job market.

Previous students have done placements with organisations in the public and private sectors. These include:

  • Nomura
  • EY
  • Microsoft
  • Pension Protection Fund
  • BP
  • UBS
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Amazon

Placement opportunities can’t be guaranteed but you will receive tailored support from our dedicated placement team to help you secure a placement.

Read more about doing a professional placement.

Study abroad

If you decide to study abroad in your third year, you will spend time at one of our agreed partner institutions. You will study a course that complements your existing learning and experience a new culture.

The combined study abroad and placement option gives you the chance to also work in another country and add stand-out experience to your CV.

Previous students have spent their time in:

  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • South Africa
  • Italy
  • USA
  • South Korea
  • Canada

Taking part in study abroad is dependent on good academic performance in Year 1. Some funding may be available but isn’t guaranteed.

For each option, you’ll receive support from various university teams, as well as your Director of Studies.

Study abroad opportunities are limited and are subject to availability at our partner institutions.

Read more about studying abroad as part of your undergraduate degree.

Learning and assessment

You’ll be taught and assessed by a variety of methods and it will vary between units. These methods are designed to promote in-depth learning and understanding of the subject.


Learning

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Presentations
  • Written examination

Learning and teaching

Contact hours

Timetabled contact hours, which may be made up of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops vary throughout your course and between courses but are typically between 12 and 15 hours a week in your first year.

Independent learning

In addition to timetabled contact hours, you are expected to undertake independent learning and assessment activities. Typically, this might be around 20 to 28 hours per week in your first year, and include individual research, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, preparing coursework assignments, presentations, or revising for exams. After your first year, the emphasis on independent learning becomes greater, for example, you may do a final year project in the final year. You’ll be expected to work both on your own and as part of a group.

Assessment breakdown

You will be assessed in a range of methods designed to develop and test your skills and knowledge.

50% to 75% of your course will be assessed through examinations.

25% to 50% will be assessed through essays, reports, and presentations.

The balance of assessment methods may vary throughout your degree.

The final degree classification is determined by your second and final year marks and each contributes 32% and 68% respectively. 

You will primarily be assessed as an individual, but may also be assessed as part of a group.

We can make reasonable adjustments to assessment procedures for students with disabilities, take a look at our Disability Service’s pages for information.  

Recognition of professional qualifications


As well as being recognised as a higher academic qualification, a number of our degrees are also accredited by professional bodies in the United Kingdom. An accredited degree may entitle you to work in a specific profession within the UK, and abroad (where there are reciprocating arrangements with professional bodies in other countries).

The requirements to practise a profession vary from country to country. If you wish to practise your profession outside the United Kingdom, you are advised to confirm that the UK professional qualification you seek is valid in the country in which you are intending to work.

The United Kingdom currently subscribes to The Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications (MRPQ) Directive. The MRPQ Directive provides a reciprocal framework of rules which enables European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals to have their professional qualifications recognised in a state other than the one in which the qualification was obtained. In the event of a no deal Brexit, from 1 January 2021, the MRPQ Directive will no longer apply to the UK. However, it is anticipated that there will be a new system for recognising professional qualifications between the UK, EEA, and Switzerland.

‘Being on placement has really taught me how to become a professional…and has developed my skillset hugely.’
Bradley Morely BSc Economics with placement year (Graduating year, 2017)

Entry requirements


Your application, especially your personal statement, should demonstrate your enthusiasm for your chosen degree. This might include relevant reading, involvement in political or debating societies, other extra-curricular or co-curricular activities, work experience or activism for a political party or an NGO.

You do not need to have studied Economics or Politics before to be suitable for this course. You will need a strong performance in Mathematics as part of your entry qualifications. We prefer applicants who can demonstrate a breadth of study across traditional subjects (like English, History or Physics).

We know that the context in which you are studying can have an impact on your ability to perform your best in exams and coursework, or limit which subjects or qualifications you are able to study at your school or college. We consider any application based on its merits, including your background and circumstances, including through:

Origin of qualifications

British qualifications

A level Typical offer

A*AA

A*AA in three A levels including Mathematics.

A level Alternative offer

AAA

Most of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers.

AAA in three A levels including Mathematics plus one of:

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our dedicated page.

International Baccalaureate Typical offer

36 points

International Baccalaureate Diploma

36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including either HL Mathematics.

We have a strong preference for applicants who are studying Higher Level Mathematics. If you are studying Standard Level Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches we may be able to consider you. In this case the typical offer is 36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects plus 6 in the Standard Level Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches.

International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme

We consider applicants studying the IBCP on a case-by-case basis based on the individual components studied. To be considered for this course you will need to study either Mathematics course at Higher Level alongside other IB Higher Level subjects or vocational study equivalent to two A levels. This vocational study can be any qualification we accept, such as a BTEC National Diploma (RQF) or two BTEC National Extended Certificates (RQF), and we prefer these to be studied in Business.

Our typical offer will including individual grades in the relevant components - please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk for further advice before you apply.

Pearson Edexcel BTEC RQF Typical offer

D*DD plus A at A level

D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) plus A in A level Mathematics.

We prefer the above qualifications in Business and you must also be studying A level Mathematics. We can also consider BTEC qualifications in Engineering or Science, but we would expect you to demonstrate evidence of strong essay-based skills, such as strong GCSE performance in English and humanities subjects.

See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.

Pearson Edexcel BTEC QCF Typical offer

D*D*D* plus A at A level

D*D*D* in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) plus A in A level Mathematics.

We prefer the above qualifications in Business and you must also be studying A level Mathematics. We can also consider BTEC qualifications in Engineering or Science, but we would expect you to demonstrate evidence of strong essay-based skills, such as strong GCSE performance in English and humanities subjects.

See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.

OCR Cambridge Technical Typical offer

D*D*D* plus A at A level

D*D*D* in the Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma plus A in A level Mathematics.

We prefer the above qualifications in Business and you must also be studying A level Mathematics. We can also consider Cambridge Technical qualifications in Engineering or Science, but we would expect you to demonstrate evidence of strong essay-based skills, such as strong GCSE performance in English and humanities subjects.

See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.

T level Typical offer

T levels are not considered suitable preparation for this degree programme and are therefore not accepted for entry. If you require advice on how you may academically prepare to study this degree or present with a mix of qualifications, you should contact our Admissions Progression Team at admissions-progression@bath.ac.uk.

Cambridge Pre-U Typical offer

D2, D3, D3

D2, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics.

Cambridge Pre-U Alternative offer

D3, D3, D3

Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers.

D3, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics plus one of:

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our dedicated page.

Scottish Highers Typical offer

AA in Advanced Highers

AA in two Advanced Highers including Mathematics.

We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved AAAAA in their Highers.

Access to HE Diploma Typical offer

39 credits at Distinction

A pass in the Access to HE Diploma with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction including 12 credits from Mathematics units at Distinction.

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, you will be expected to have also completed a significant level of independent study to further develop and refine these Mathematical skills.

Open University credits Typical offer

Pass units worth 120 credits, including a minimum of a Pass 2 with 80% in a relevant Level 2 Mathematics unit worth at least 30 credits.

Typically, we would be looking for you to have studied units worth at least 120 credits, including at least 30 credits at Level 2 in Mathematics. We would ideally be looking for you to be taking units including MST124: Essential Mathematics 1 and MST224: Mathematical Methods.

This information is a guide and all students applying with Open University Credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will consider your application carefully and take note of any previous qualifications or relevant work experience. We may be able to consider alternative units to those listed. Please contact us to discuss your profile.

Taking OU credits may be counted as degree-level study by the Student Loans Company and therefore may be counted as previous study and have an impact on your ability to access student loans for the entirety of your chosen degree. We recommend that you discuss this in detail with the SLC before following this progression route to the University of Bath.

Combination of qualifications Typical offer

Your application will be considered individually based on the particular combination of qualifications and subjects that you are taking.

We can consider combinations of accepted qualifications, of which some common examples are:

  • A*A at A level including Mathematics, plus D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate (RQF) or the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (RQF)
  • A* in A level Mathematics plus DD in the BTEC National Diploma (RQF)
  • A*A at A level plus D3 in a Pre-U principal subject including Mathematics
  • A*A at A level including Mathematics (excluding Accounting), plus A in the LIBF Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS)

We can also consider combinations that are not listed and that do not include A levels. You should read the information about essential and preferred subjects and subject combinations. We cannot consider different qualifications in the same subject area.

GCSE requirements

  • GCSE English Language or Literature grade 4 or C (or equivalent from English language category B)

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Turkish qualifications

Lise Bitirme Diplomasi

CGPA of 85% with 85% in Calculus or Mathematics from the final year.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Greek qualifications

Apolytirion

19 in the Apolytirion plus A*A in two A levels including Mathematics.

We cannot accept the Apolytirion unless it is studied alongside A levels. We do not accept Pan Hellenic examinations in place of an A level.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Chinese qualifications

Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate or Chinese University Entrance Exam (Gaokao)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of these qualifications alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

Canadian International Matriculation Programme

We accept this programme for direct entry and our requirements are the same as for a Canadian Secondary School Diploma. These are listed in the 'Canada' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Thai qualifications

Higher Secondary School Certificate (Mathayom Suksa 6)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of this qualification alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Emirati qualifications

Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihiyya)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of this qualification alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

Advanced Placement Tests

We accept Advanced Placement Tests. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United States of America' section. You will need to hold an English language qualification (such as IELTS) in place of ACT or SATR scores as we can only accept these for United States citizens.

Indian Higher Secondary School Certificate (12th Standard)

We accept the Indian 12th Standard and our entry requirements are listed under the 'India' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Lithuanian qualifications

Brandos Atestatas (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

9.0 overall with 95, 90, 90 in three state exams including Mathematics .

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Polish qualifications

Certificate of Maturity

90, 85, 85 in three extended subjects including Mathematics.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Jordanian qualifications

General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of this qualification alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

Advanced Placement Tests

We accept Advanced Placement Tests. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United States of America' section. You will need to hold an English language qualification (such as IELTS) in place of ACT or SATR scores as we can only accept these for United States citizens.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Russian qualifications

Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat o (Polnom) Srednem Obshchem Obrazovanii)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of this qualification alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Japanese qualifications

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of this qualification alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Bulgarian qualifications

Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie

5.7 overall with 6.0 in the Mathematics state matriculation exam.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Canadian qualifications

Secondary School Diploma

An average of 90% in the Diploma with 90%, 88%, 88% in three Year 12 subjects including Calculus & Vectors. We are aware that Mathematics and Calculus subjects are known by different titles according to each individual province within Canada. Please contact us on admissions@bath.ac.uk if you would like to confirm we accept the subjects that you are studying.

We also accept the Canadian International Matriculation Programme. Our requirements are the same as for the Secondary School Diploma.

Advanced Placement Tests

We accept Advanced Placement Tests. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United States of America' section.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept the IB Diploma and our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section. If you are studying a mixture of IB courses and College Board qualifications please contact us for advice.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Hungarian qualifications

Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate)

5 in all subjects with 85% and 80% in two Higher subjects including Mathematics.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Italian qualifications

Diploma di Esame di Stato

An overall score of 95% in the classical, languages or scientific pathway with 10, 9, 9 in three subjects from your final report card including Mathematics.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Norwegian qualifications

Vitnemål for videregående opplæring (Leaving certificate from upper secondary school)

An average of 4.5 in the common core subjects and an average of 5 across six optional programme courses including 5 in Mathematics R1/NS1 and R2/NS2.

We consider your grades in final assessment for each subject, or in examinations where you do not have a final assessment for that subject.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Singaporean qualifications

Singapore A levels

AAA in three H2 level subjects including A in Mathematics .

Polytechnic Diploma (3 years)

3.5 overall with a minimum B+ in all Mathematics modules.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Swedish qualifications

Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate)

Pass with A in 1200 credits and B in a further 800 credits including A in 200 credits in Mathematics including Mathematics 3b, 3c, 4 or 5.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Irish qualifications

Irish Leaving Certificate

H1, H1, H1, H2, H2, H3  in six Irish Leaving Certificates with H1 in Mathematics.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Hong Kongese qualifications

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

5*, 5, 5 in three elective subjects plus 5* in core Mathematics and 5 in the Algebra and Calculus extended paper.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

French qualifications

French Baccalaureate

An overall score of 16 with 15 in two specialities in your final year including Mathematics.

If you are studying the International Option Baccalaureate (OIB), our typical offer is:

An overall score of 14 with 15 in two specialities in your final year including Mathematics.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

European qualifications

European Baccalaureate

88% overall with 9.0 in Mathematics (5 periods).

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Croatian qualifications

Maturalna Svjedodzba

An overall grade of 5 with 5 in four subjects including Mathematics at Advanced Level.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Indian qualifications

Higher Secondary School Certificate (12th Standard)

Average of 85% across four subjects with 85% in Mathematics.

We do not accept Physical Education as one of these four subjects.

These requirements are for the CBSE and CISCE boards. Please contact us if you are taking this qualification with a different board.

For those studying the Commerce Stream through the CBSE Board, Applied Mathematics will not be considered. Standard Mathematics will be required for this course to ensure the best preparation.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

South Korean qualifications

Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo (General High School Diploma)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept students onto our degrees on the basis of this qualification alone. You will need to take an additional course before applying to us. This could be A levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma or a recognised foundation course. Please contact us for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

New Zealander qualifications

National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA)

Level 3 Diploma achieved with Excellence including one Level 3 subject with 18 credits at Excellence (E) and two Level 3 subjects with 14 credits at Excellence (E) including Mathematics.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Australian qualifications

High School Certificates and Certificates of Education

Pass the relevant certificate with an ATAR or TER of 97 with grade A or 85 in Mathematics.

We can accept any of the following school leaver qualifications meeting these requirements:

-Australian Capital Territory Year 12 Certificate -New South Wales Higher School Certificate -Northern Territory Certificate of Education -South Australian Certificate of Education -Tasmanian Certificate of Education -Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning -Victorian Certificate of Education -Western Australian Certificate of Education

Our requirements for the Queensland Senior Certificate of Education are:

Overall Band Position of 1 with HA in Mathematics.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Malaysian qualifications

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

AAA in three subjects including Mathematics.

We do not accept General Studies as one of these three subjects. We do not accept grade A- in place of grade A.

Dua Tahun Matrikulasi (PDT)

CGPA of 3.5 in the science stream with A- in Mathematics in the final semester.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

Canadian International Matriculation Programme

We accept this programme for direct entry and our requirements are the same as for a Canadian Secondary School Diploma. These are listed in the 'Canada' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Cypriot qualifications

Cypriot Apolytirion

19 in the Apolytirion plus A*A in two A levels including Mathematics.

If you are studying the new Apolytirion Lyceum Pathway system (since 2019) provided by the majority of public schools, and you are studying any of the four subjects at an Advanced Level (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology), we may be able to consider you without the further GCE/PIA/CIE A level requirements. Please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk for further advice.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Danish qualifications

Studenterexamen (STX)

A weighted average mark of 11 with 10 in Mathematics A.

If you sit written and oral examinations in a subject, you must achieve the required grades in both.

We may be able to consider your application if you are taking the Højere Handelseksamen (HHX), Højere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX), Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF). Please contact us to discuss our requirements.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Portuguese qualifications

Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários.

An overall average of 18 with 19, 18, 18 in three subjects including Mathematics.

Your subjects grades will be taken as an average of your school results and external exams where relevant.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Belgian qualifications

Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur / Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs / Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts

Due to the variety, structure and grading of these qualifications, applications are welcomed from students with these qualifications but we consider them on on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in applying, please contact us on admissions@bath.ac.uk for further advice. Please provide copies of your school reports within your email for our consideration.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Romanian qualifications

Diplomă de Bacalaureat

9.0 overall with 9.5, 9.0, 9.0 in three subjects including Mathematics.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

German qualifications

Abitur

1.3 overall with 13 in Mathematics in your final examinations.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

South African qualifications

National Senior Certificate.

77766 including 85% in Mathematics.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

We also accept International Foundation Years offered by other UK colleges and universities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

American qualifications

Advanced Placement Tests

5, 5, 5 in three APs including Calculus BC.

We cannot consider Calculus AB as one of these three subjects.

You will also need to pass your High School Diploma and achieve an ACT score of 30 or SATR scores of 740 in both Mathematics and Evidence based Reading and Writing.

We are aware that access to SAT/ACT exams has been limited over the past two years, and that many students have not taken these tests. Taking this into consideration, we will consider relevant performance in Maths and English via the Advanced Placement qualification to replace the SAT/ACT requirement. Should you not be studying an English AP, you will be required to take a further English test in order to meet our entry requirements. Please be aware that completion of the High School Diploma will remain a requirement. If you have any questions regarding this information, please email admissions@bath.ac.uk.

SAT Subject Tests

We do not accept SAT Subject Tests for direct entry to our degrees.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

International Foundation Years

If you have not studied qualifications we typically accept or you do not expect to meet our requirements in your current studies you may wish to consider an International Foundation Year.

The one-year University of Bath International Foundation Year International Foundation Year programme is licensed to and delivered by Bath College, our partner organisation in the centre of Bath. This course is accredited by the University of Bath and provides you with guaranteed progression to a University of Bath degree (subject to you achieving the required grades at the end of the programme).

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Spanish qualifications

Titulo de Bachiller

A score of 9 overall with 9 in Mathematics. You must be studying Mathematics I and II from the science stream. We cannot accept Mathematics for Social Science for this degree course.

A levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma

We accept these qualifications whether you have studied them in the UK or abroad. Our entry requirements are listed under the 'United Kingdom' section.

European Baccalaureate

We accept the European Baccalaureate and our entry requirements are listed under the 'European Baccalaureate' section.

English language requirements

Category B

You will normally need one of the following:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components
  • IELTS Indicator: 7.0 with 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components
  • TOEFL iBT and iBT Special Home Edition: 100 overall with 24 in each component
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic Online (PTE Academic Online): 69 with no less than 62 in any element
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 with no less than 176 in all elements
  • Duolingo: 120 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100.
  • LanguageCert SELT: C1 Expert Pass

See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding information for Economics with Politics BSc (Hons) with professional placement or study abroad


Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, Island or Overseas student.

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Tuition fees

Fee information is not yet available for this course. Tuition fees are liable to increase annually for all University of Bath students.

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How to pay

Tuition fee loans

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Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath. This is in addition to your student loan and you do not have to pay it back.

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Other payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card or bank transfer. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

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Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of textbooks.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information


  • Course title
    Economics with Politics
  • Final award
    BSc (Hons)
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • Course code
    D111
  • Institution code
    B16
  • Department
  • Location
    University of Bath
    Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
  • Home application deadline
    25 January 2023
  • Overseas application deadline
    25 January 2023
  • Application eligibility
    Home and Overseas students are eligible to apply
  • Regulator

Selection process

We will usually assess you based on your UCAS application. If you are studying certain qualifications, such as an Access to HE Diploma, you may be invited to attend an interview as part of our selection process so we can better assess your studies and experiences. If you are studying an Access to HE Diploma, please make sure that your UCAS application is submitted by 15 January: if you apply after this deadline, then it may be too late for us to include you in our interview process.

Very exceptionally we may invite you to an interview if you have circumstances we cannot assess from an application alone.

Our interview page gives more information on what you should expect from an interview.

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Introduction to coding and numerical methods

5 credits

This unit provides an elementary introduction to coding and numerical software skills for students in economics and social sciences. Students will become acquainted with numerical analysis techniques used by modern economists to tackle real world questions. The unit will also familiarise students with relevant software packages that will be useful later in their degree.

Introduction to probability and statistics

5 credits

Explore the fundamental concepts of probability and statistics that form the basis for the subsequent study of economics and econometrics. During this unit you will learn about probability, random sampling, and estimation.

Introductory macroeconomics

15 credits

Gain introductory knowledge of the main macroeconomic variables, including output, inflation, employment, interest rates and the exchange rate.

During this unit you’ll learn about how variables are measured, the key macroeconomic concepts used to explain them, and explore associated important policy issues.

You’ll explore alternative theories of the business cycle and evaluate them by how well they explain the facts.

Introductory microeconomics

15 credits

Gain introductory knowledge of the methods of microeconomic analysis, including a comprehensive and in-depth exploration of fundamental economic models and their applications.

You’ll develop an understanding of how consumers and firms make their economic decisions, and how individuals or economic entities interact strategically.

You’ll also be introduced to basic game theoretic concepts, and to how individuals make decisions in the face of uncertainty.

Mathematics for economics

5 credits

You will explore areas of mathematics that are relevant to undergraduate finance and economics to prepare you for more advanced units in economics, finance and econometrics.

Politics: key concepts and analysis

15 credits

Explore essential concepts and analytical approaches that shape politics and political analysis and develop a sophisticated understanding of the building blocks of political life. You’ll cover a range of political concepts and study different analytical perspectives, from power and liberty to climate and race.

Introduction to econometrics

10 credits

Gain knowledge of cross-section and time series econometric methods. You’ll build on your statistical hypothesis testing and least-squares regression knowledge from Year 1. Our systematic approach to model building, focuses on formulation and estimation of regression functions, interpretation of results and diagnostic tests to judge reliability. Your understanding of statistical concepts will be furthered in seminars and computer classes, as you develop analytical and applied software skills.

Macroeconomics

10 credits

Develop a deeper understanding of macroeconomic theory, using formal macroeconomic models to interpret policy problems and questions.

You will learn about the main contributions of the leading schools of macroeconomic. You’ll explore economic dynamics, such as growth and business cycles, while developing relevant equilibrium concepts and addressing important policy issues.

Microeconomics

10 credits

Explore key conceptual and theoretical frameworks for analysing different market structures, such as competitive equilibrium in exchange economies, markets with externalities, imperfect competition, and markets with asymmetric information. You’ll study formal game theoretic tools to model and analyse strategic interactions between individuals or economic entities in sequential settings with an extended time horizon and complete information (such as in sequential market entry by competing firms).

Thinking the world politically

10 credits

Exploring the key philosophical traditions upon which contemporary politics is based, you will engage with key political thinkers and topics such as political violence, justice, and democracy. You’ll have the opportunity to develop a capacity to contextualise and evaluate current political disagreements, from arguments over freedom of speech to the role of the state, considering ongoing debates in political thought and theory.

Year 2 Options

20 credits

In Year 2 you will study 20 credits of optional units with 10 being in semester 1 and 10 in semester 2. Options cover a range of topics. 

Economics options

 Options cover topics such as: 

Politics options

  Options cover topics such as: 

In addition to economics and politics topics there will also be a choice from outside the core teachings to give you a broader range of options to choose from. These units will allow you to learn more about topics like corporate finance or international development. 

Professional placement or study abroad

60 credits

You can choose to go on a professional placement, study at one of our overseas partner institutions, or combine the two. This is an opportunity to enhance your CV, gain valuable new skills, try out a career option, or experience life in a different cultural environment.

Final Year Options

60 credits

Your final year is entirely made up of optional units, adding up to 60 credits across the year. You must choose at least 40 credits of economics options and at least 15 credits of politics options.

At least one of your options must be a year-long 20 credit unit. You will only be able choose the year-long final year research project if you also choose a year-long 20 credit taught economics unit. 

There are a wide range of optional units available to you. This will give you the freedom to specialise your knowledge and focus on your career aspirations and inte rests.

Economics options

Politics options

Options cover topics, such as: 

As with Year 2, you’ll also be able to choose units from outside the core areas of economics and politics to support your interests and career aspirations.