Economics with Study in Continental Europe, B.Sc.

Economics with Study in Continental Europe, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


You will build on an appropriate language qualification with units in the relevant language during your first and second years. You will then spend your third year studying economics in the host language of a partner university in France, Germany, Italy or Spain, and return to Bristol for your fourth year.

Visit our Study and Work Abroad Office website for more information aboutwhere you can study in Europe.

In 2014 (the most recent graduation cohort at the time of writing), 91% of students on this programme earned a 2:1 or First-class result.


This course is recognised by the following organisations:
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

First year
  • Economic Principles 1
  • Economic Principles 2
  • Mathematical and Statistical Methods 1
  • Mathematical and Statistical Methods 2
  • French/German/Italian/Spanish for General Purposes
Second year
  • Intermediate Economics 1
  • Intermediate Economics 2
  • Econometrics
  • French/German/Italian/Spanish for Specific Purposes
  • 40 credit points of options (usually 2 subjects, for example History of Economic Thought and Growth and Development)
Third year

The third year is spent at a continental European university.


You will enjoy these courses if you are interested in understanding how people make decisions about resource allocation at individual, corporate and national level; how markets work, how they fail and what can be done about it.

If you are scientifically minded and good at maths, you will enjoy the rigorous analytical approach we take to understanding how the economy works.

Our courses will suit you if, while pursuing an economics degree, you wish to study related disciplines such as accounting, finance, management, philosophy or politics as an integrated part of that degree (either as part of a Joint Honours degree or as optional units within a Single Honours degree).

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • A-levels (including international A-levels): AAA including Mathematics*
  • A-levels (including international A-levels): AAB including A in Mathematics*
  • IB Diploma: 36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics* (but not 'Mathematical Studies')
  • IB Diploma: 34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or 7 in Standard Level Mathematics (but not 'Mathematical Studies') (see note *)
  • Cambridge Pre-U: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
  • Access: Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, with Distinctions in Maths units including Further Calculus. (We will accept the Further Calculus unit offered by Apt Awards in the south-west region; please contact Admissions to check the content of your Further Calculus unit if studying elsewhere in the UK.)*
  • BTEC: DDD with Distinction in both Mathematics for Engineering Technicians and Further Mathematics for Technicians; or DDD plus grade A in Mathematics.*
  • SQA: SH: AAAAB and AH: AA including Mathematics*
  • Welsh Bacc: Requirements are as for A-levels where the lowest grade required in a non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core*
  • EB: 85% overall with 9.0 in Mathematics*
  • International qualifications: Qualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
  • Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent: grade A in Italian or Spanish if Italy or Spain is your chosen country.
  • Academic qualifications: * Applicants taking Economics would also be expected to achieve A-level grade A (or equivalent). For students choosing France, Germany, Italy or Spain for their third year there is also a language requirement: A-Level or AS-Level grade B (French or German) or GCSE grade A (Italian or Spanish) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    19400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19400 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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