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Can I do economics degree without a level maths?

I’m currently doing economics,history,politics at sixthform. I want to do an economics degree if possible but I have no clue on what unis I can apply to without a level maths. Also I have been informed that an apprenticeship route might be better for me as it not as dependent on the subjects as uni is. Any help will be appreciated.
yes, there are plenty of economics courses that do not require A level maths. my guess is less competitive courses are the ones that drop the requirement, but there are plenty of them
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Original post by HoldThisL
yes, there are plenty of economics courses that do not require A level maths. my guess is less competitive courses are the ones that drop the requirement, but there are plenty of them

Will those economic courses that require a level maths still have a lot of maths content?
Hi @Humpalli

It might be worth considering joint honours courses such as politics and economics/philosophy and economics/PPE as depending on the university, these do not always require A level Maths, then you can specialise in Economics within it. However, usually they may require high GCSE grade in Maths. For example, at the University of Southampton, Economics and Philosophy or PPE can be taken without A Level Maths provided you have a Grade 8/9 in Maths.

However, if you wanted to do just economics you can. The economics courses that do not require maths would be BA Economics. There are many courses like this. These still incorporate some maths but it is less. Examples of universities that offer this are Reading, Sussex and SOAS. You can find out more about their course structure on their websites to ascertain the amount of maths as part of the course.

Hope this helps,
Gulcin
2nd Year PPE Student
University of Southampton
(edited 1 month ago)
I think that @swanseajack1 has a list of economics courses that don't require A-level maths.
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most econ courses (though not all) that dont require maths are BA courses rather than Bsc, meaning they are less math oriented
from the top of my head, leeds, birmingham (provided you get A*AA rather than the standard AAA), sheffield, leicester, royal holloway, lancaster, manchester, soas and reading are unis that offer economics degrees that dont require maths (there are probs more but idk) , most of which are BA Courses (such as Manchester,- their BSc econ course requires A-level maths, sheffield etc), but some being BSc without a requirement for Maths, such as Leeds (need a Grade 7 in GCSE tho) and Birmingham

As for how maths-oriented the course will be, if its a BA there will be a minimal amount of maths involved, but if its a BSc there will be probs more (check the course structure/modules you'd be required to check on the website)

you may also consider doing a joint honours (e.g econ and pol, econ and his etc) that will probs require less maths aswell, and it may be easier to get into (e.g at the uni of birmingham, if u do econ and pol the standard requirement is still AAA, but u just need a grade 7 in maths at gcse)
(edited 1 month ago)
Here is the list I prepared a few years ago. It might have changed a bit but it will be a good starting point to check.

Economics without A level Maths

Aberystwyth grade 4
Aston grade 5
Bangor grade 4
East Anglia grade 5
Essex grade 5
Hull grade 4
Kent grade 5
Lancaster grade 6
Leicester grade 5
Loughborough grade 6/7
Nottingham grade 7
Queens Belfast grade A
Reading grade 6
Royal Holloway grade 7
Stirling grade 4
Srathclyde grade 6
Surrey grade 7
Sussex grade 6
Swansea grade 5
Original post by Humpalli
Will those economic courses that require a level maths still have a lot of maths content?

the requirements generally reflect the content of the degree

if it does not require maths, the maths content will be elementary and taught from the ground up, and there will be plenty of non-maths content available/there won't be a lot of required quantitative modules
Reply 8
Original post by Uni of Southampton Students
Hi @Humpalli
It might be worth considering joint honours courses such as politics and economics/philosophy and economics/PPE as depending on the university, these do not always require A level Maths, then you can specialise in Economics within it. However, usually they may require high GCSE grade in Maths. For example, at the University of Southampton, Economics and Philosophy or PPE can be taken without A Level Maths provided you have a Grade 8/9 in Maths.
However, if you wanted to do just economics you can. The economics courses that do not require maths would be BA Economics. There are many courses like this. These still incorporate some maths but it is less. Examples of universities that offer this are Reading, Sussex and SOAS. You can find out more about their course structure on their websites to ascertain the amount of maths as part of the course.
Hope this helps,
Gulcin
2nd Year PPE Student
University of Southampton

Thank you so much for replying, I’ll look in to All the universities you recommended.

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