UK BSc. Economics Entry Requirements – 2020 Entry

Are you choosing which UK university BSc. Economics course to apply to? The table below shows BSc. Economics entry requirements for GCE A-Levels and International Baccalaureate (IB) at top UK universities, as well as general student satisfaction and career prospects. Remember to favourite our page so you do not waste valuable time writing your application!

Also check out our Economics Personal Statement Example that received offers from top universities. Got a question? Ask a LSE Economics graduate about studying/applying to top universities for Economics!

Note that for Oxford and Cambridge, they both have their own admissions tests in addition to the entry requirements below. You can find more information on their respective sites.

UniversityProgrammeA-LevelsIBGCSE RequirementsApplication to Place Ratio (Acceptance Rate)Graduates in Work/Study in 6 monthsStudents Satisfied with Course
CambridgeBA. Economics (3 yrs)A* A* A40-42 Points & 7, 7, 6 in HL SubjectsUsually 4+ A/A*s for applicants16.7% (2017)85%93%
OxfordBA. Economics & Management (3 yrs)A* A A with A in Maths39 Points & 7, 6, 6 in HL SubjectsN/A6% (24% interviewed; 2016-18)70%No Data
UCLBSc. Economics (3 yrs)A* A A with A* in Maths and A in Econ (if offered)39 Points & 19 in 3 HL Subjects. 7 in Maths, 6 in Economics (if offered), with no grade lower than 5Maths and English C(5)-82%80%
LSEBSc. Economics (3 yrs)A* A A with A* in Maths38 Points & 7, 6, 6 in HL Subjects, with 7 in MathsMaths and English B, most should be A/A*9.4% (2018)84%70%
WarwickBSc. Economics (3 yrs)A* A A with A in Maths38 Points & 6 in HL MathsN/A-82%84%
St. AndrewsBSc. Economics (4 yrs)A A A - A B B with required listed subject38-36 Points & 6, 6, 6 - 6, 5, 5 in HL SubjectsEnglish B(5)-100%100%
DurhamBSc. Economics (3 yrs, optional placement/study abroad)A* A A including Maths38 Points & 6, 6, 6 in HL Subjects; 7 in SL Maths or 6 in HL MathsN/A-83%79%
BristolBSc. Economics (3 yrs)A* A A including Maths39 Points & 18 in 3 HL Subjects, with 7 in SL Maths or 6 in HL MathsN/A-81%77%
NottinghamBSc. Economics (3 yrs)A* A A (or A* A B B)38 PointsMaths A(7), unless taken at A-Level-88%83%
BathBSc. Economics (3 yrs, optional placement/study abroad)A* A A including Maths (or A A A in addition to A at EPQ, or in AS Further Maths; or a B if 4 A-Levels with Further Maths)36 Points & 7, 6, 6 in HL Subjects including MathsStrong in essay-based subjects e.g.English/Humanities-85%82%
LeedsBSc. Economics (3 yrs)A A A35 Points & 17 in HL subjects, with 4 in HL Maths or 5 in SL MathsA(7) in Maths and B(6) in English-85%94%
LoughboroughBSc. Economics (3 yrs, optional placement year)A A B35 Points & 6, 6, 5 in HL subjects; with 5 in English SL and 5 in Maths SLMajority A/B(7/6) with B(6) in Maths and English-84%91%
LancasterBSc. Economics (3 yrs, optional placement year)A A B with B in Maths35 Points & 16 in HL Subjects, with 6 in HL MathsMaths B(6), English C(4)-95%85%
ExeterBSc. Economics (3 yrs)A* A A - A A A with A in Maths36-38 Points, with 6 in SL Maths or 5 in HL MathsEnglish B(5)-84%81%
SurreyBSc. Economics (3 yrs, optional placement year)A A B34 Points with 4 in Maths (HL/SL) and 4 in English (HL/SL)English C(4) and Maths A(7)-87%89%
UniversityA-LevelsIB
Cambridge
BA. Economics (3 yrs)
A* A* A40-42 Points & 7, 7, 6 in HL Subjects
Oxford
BA. Economics & Management (3 yrs)
A* A A with A in Maths39 Points & 7, 6, 6 in HL Subjects
UCL
BSc. Economics (3 yrs)
A* A A with A* in Maths and A in Econ (if offered)39 Points & 19 in 3 HL Subjects. 7 in Maths, 6 in Economics (if offered), with no grade lower than 5
LSE
BSc. Economics (3 yrs)
A* A A with A* in Maths38 Points & 7, 6, 6 in HL Subjects, with 7 in Maths
Warwick
BSc. Economics (3 yrs)
A* A A with A in Maths38 Points & 6 in HL Maths
St. Andrews
BSc. Economics (4 yrs)
A A A - A B B with required listed subject38-36 Points & 6, 6, 6 - 6, 5, 5 in HL Subjects
Durham
BSc. Economics (3 yrs, optional placement/study abroad)
A* A A including Maths38 Points & 6, 6, 6 in HL Subjects; 7 in SL Maths or 6 in HL Maths
Bristol
BSc. Economics (3 yrs)
A* A A including Maths39 Points & 18 in 3 HL Subjects, with 7 in SL Maths or 6 in HL Maths
Nottingham
BSc. Economics (3 yrs)
A* A A (or A* A B B)38 Points
Bath
BSc. Economics (3 yrs, optional placement/study abroad)
A* A A including Maths (or A A A in addition to A at EPQ, or in AS Further Maths; or a B if 4 A-Levels with Further Maths)36 Points & 7, 6, 6 in HL Subjects including Maths
Leeds
BSc. Economics (3 yrs)
A A A35 Points & 17 in HL subjects, with 4 in HL Maths or 5 in SL Maths
Loughborough
BSc. Economics (3 yrs, optional placement year)
A A B35 Points & 6, 6, 5 in HL subjects; with 5 in English SL and 5 in Maths SL
Lancaster
BSc. Economics (3 yrs, optional placement year)
A A B with B in Maths35 Points & 16 in HL Subjects, with 6 in HL Maths
Exeter
BSc. Economics (3 yrs)
A* A A - A A A with A in Maths36-38 Points, with 6 in SL Maths or 5 in HL Maths
Surrey
BSc. Economics (3 yrs, optional placement year)
A A B34 Points with 4 in Maths (HL/SL) and 4 in English (HL/SL)

Please note that these entry requirements are for reference only, and can occasionally change despite our updates. The actual offer you receive can vary depending on your academic profile and personal statement. Hence the importance of getting us to help with your UCAS application and personal statement, to maximise your potential of getting offers from top universities!

How to Use this Table

You can sort this table to look at universities with the highest entry requirements. Note that for Oxbridge, they do have separate admissions tests required to receive a place. Of course, it is very important to consider student satisfaction as well, where the national average is 84%. You should also look into the subject content for each course by clicking on the university name on the first column.

As you will have 5 course options to apply for through UCAS, we suggest applying to 3 aspirational universities with high grades that you are aiming for; and 2 insurance universities with lower grade requirements to ensure you do can still read Economics, even if you do not achieve your predicted grades. Bear in mind that competition to get into a BSc. Economics programme is high, and there are only subtle differences in grade requirements for top universities. Some courses are also unlikely to be for everyone as they may have higher mathematical elements to it, usually indicated with their entry requirements in mathematics.

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