Economics and Actuarial Science BSc

University of Southampton
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Intakes
September
Total tuition fee (local)
B$ 48,393
Total tuition fee (foreign)
B$ 91,867

Entry Requirements

GCSEs:

  • GCSE English grade C or above (or equivalent English language qualification)

A Levels:

  • 3 A level subjects: AAA including A level Mathematics¬†
  • 4 A level subjects: AABB including A level Mathematics grade A

Although an Economics A level is not required, preference will be given to applicants taking at least one analytical A level subject; that is, either Economics or Mathematics or a science-based subject
Most A level subjects are acceptable with the exception of General Studies. One subject such as those on the following list is accepted if combined with other academic subjects:

  • Art, including Design, Fine Art, Photography, Textiles, etc
  • Critical Thinking
  • Home Economics
  • ICT
  • Leisure Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Music, including Music Technology
  • Sports Studies including all forms of PE, Dance, etc
  • Theatre Studies including Drama and Performing Arts
  • Travel and Tourism

IB:

  • 36 points, 18 at Higher Level including at least 6 points in HL Mathematics

Alternative Qualification

  • We welcome applications from candidates offering qualifications other than A and AS levels (including BTEC, European Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate and Scottish Highers). You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard to an A level applicant. Contact us for further information on equivalencies for these qualifications and others not listed here.
  • Please note that we cannot accept applicants from Greece on the basis of the Apolyterion alone; it must be supplemented by two A levels or an equivalent qualification.

International Application

  • We welcome applications from international students. Helpful information on applying, meeting a University representative in your country, or improving your English language levels can be found on the International Office website. If English is not your first language you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for a score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580.

Mature Application

  • We welcome applications from mature students: if you will be over 21 at the start of your proposed degree programme, you are eligible for exemption from our normal entry requirements. However, you will be required to provide evidence of having completed recent serious and successful study (e.g. Access, Return to Study, Open University Foundation Courses), and of your capacity to pursue the course. Please note - due to the mathematical content of the courses at Southampton, you will be expected to have studied the appropriate level of mathematics relevant to the course.

Curriculum

Year 1
Semester One
Compulsory:

  • Mathematics for Economics

Semester Two
Compulsory:

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Mathematics for Economics
  • Quantitative Modelling in Economics

Year 2
Semester One
Compulsory:

  • Applied Microeconomics 2
  • Macroeconomic Policy 2
  • Statistical Theory 2

Semester Two
Compulsory:

  • Econometrics 2

Optional:

  • Accounting and Finance for Non-Specialists

Year 3
Semester One
Compulsory:

  • Survival Models

Optional:

  • Principles of Finance

Semester Two
Compulsory:

  • Macroeconomic Policy 3

Optional:

  • Statistical Methods in Insurance

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