The BA in Economics has a distinguished history and offers a solid grounding in core, pure and applied economics, whilst simultaneously exposing students to ideas and approaches from other disciplines. Cambridge Economists are highly employable and enter a variety of careers in finance, government and management consultancy, as well as professional training in accountancy and actuarial work.


Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Course Requirements

  • Applicants must have a very strong background in mathematics: a good A-level (or equivalent) in Mathematics is essential and applicants with Further Mathematics will be more competitive than those without
  • A range of British and international qualifications may be acceptable

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Admissions Assessment

  • Most applicants are required to take a subject-specific written admission assessment, either pre-interview or at interview. These assessments are designed to supplement the information in your application and provide a gauge of your abilities - to assess skills, such as comprehension and thinking skills, and levels of knowledge and understanding, relevant to your course. Read more on the University's website here.