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Applied Economics BA(Hons): Entry requirements

Entry requirements for 2017

Typical offer

  • Joint honours points: 112–128 depending on combination

Units:

  • To include two A-levels or equivalent, A-level Economics not mandatory

Subject:

  • General Studies / Native Language accepted when one of three A-levels or equivalent.
  • Plus GCSE: Mathematics and English (grade A*–C or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings required). Level 3 Communication (English) and Application of Number (Maths) may be used to compensate for poor GCSE.

Further requirements for specific combinations

  • Business: 112 points, with at least 72 points from two A-levels or equivalent. Five GCSE subjects including Mathematics and English (grade A*–C required). General Studies and Native Language accepted at grade B when one of three A-levels or equivalent.
  • French: 112 points. French: A-level grade C (32 points) or AS-level grade C (12 points) or GCSE A*–B or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings required. 
  • International Relations: 112 points. Maths and English grade A–C or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings required.
  • Journalism: refer to Journalism entry requirements.
  • Media and Communication: 112 points. A-level or AS-level Media Studies must be passed at grade C (32/12 points), if taken.
  • Politics: 112 points.
  • Sociology: 112 points.
  • Spanish: 112 points. Spanish: A-level grade C (32 points) or AS-level grade C (12 points) or GCSE A*–B or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings required. 

Interviews

For most courses a decision will be made on the basis of your application form alone. However, for some courses, the selection process may include an interview – usually held between December and April for full-time students.

The interviews may be on a one-to-one basis, in a group or with your portfolio, and you may be given a task such as participating in a workshop, a short essay, questionnaire or translation to demonstrate your strengths in addition to any formal entry requirements.

Other entry routes

  • Students taking less than three A-levels may be considered separately.
  • We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that are equivalent to the typical offer. Applications from international students with equivalent qualifications are welcome. Please contact us for details.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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