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.

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.

Course Requirements

  • A Level/IB Higher Level (or equivalent) Mathematics*.
  • Applicants with Further Mathematics will be more competitive than those without.

* IB applicants starting the new IB Mathematics syllabus are expected to take IB Higher Level 'Analysis and Approaches' for any course where Mathematics is a requirement. If this option is not available at your school, please contact us. 

Admissions Assessment

  • All applicants are required to take the pre-interview written assessment for Economics at an authorised centre local to them (for a lot of applicants, this will be their school/college).
  • Further details about the written assessment can be found on the University website here.

Written work 

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

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