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Economics provides a sound understanding of core, pure and applied economics. While you study economics in considerable depth in this specialised degree, you employ ideas and techniques from many other disciplines including mathematics, statistics, history, sociology and politics. Therefore, our graduates are extremely well qualified for a wide range of jobs and further courses. Cambridge Economists 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.

Typical offers require

  • A Level: A*A*A
  • IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level 

For other qualifications, see the main entrance requirements pages on the University website.

Subject requirements

  • Required: A Level/IB Higher Level (or equivalent) Mathematics*.
  • A Level applicants are encouraged to take A Level Further Mathematics if available.
  • Required: A Level/IB Higher Level (or equivalent) in Mathematics

  • Highly recommended: A-Level/IB Higher Level (or equivalent) Further Mathematics*, an essay-based subject (e.g. Economics)

*A-Level Further Mathematics is very strongly encouraged. If unavailable or you’ve recognised its desirability too late, we’d advise you to do as much additional pure maths and decision maths as possible, e.g. by studying Further Mathematics AS-Level, or by using online resources covering advanced material such as the STEP Support ProgrammeNRICH, and the Advanced Maths Support Programme. Good performance in maths competitions can be a positive aspect of an application.

Mature students and those taking other qualifications are encouraged to contact our Admissions Office, to discuss the entry requirements for their qualifications.

Number of students 

We aim to admit around five students per year.

Admissions Assessment

Students applying for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology in 2022 are required to take the Test of Mathematics for University Admissions (TMUA) at an authorised assessment centre (usually their school or college) for which they must be registered by 30 September 2022. Information on the TMUA, including test dates, costs, and how to prepare and register, can be found here

Written Work

Applicants are required to submit one school/college essay as examples of written work prior to interview. 

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