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Start date:
3 years
London, UK

Applying for BSc Economics, Finance and Data Science

Are you ready to begin your BSc Economics, Finance and Data Science programme at Imperial College Business School? Our reputation as a world-leading global top 10 university attracts top-performing students from across the world. You will study alongside a diverse community of talented individuals in a unique environment devoted entirely to business, science, and technology.

  • UCAS code: L1N3
  • Institution code: I50

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What we look for in an BSc Economics, Finance and Data Science candidate

If you are an analytical thinker who aspires to make a global impact then the BSc Economics, Finance and Data Science programme is right for you. The rigorous study of economics and finance, combined with the learning of data science and its applications attracts candidates with strong analytical and quantitative skills who wish to pursue a career in economics, policy, or finance.

Further detailed entry requirements are below.

Entry requirements

A*AA with an A* in Mathematics: 

  • Further Mathematics is useful, but not required
  • Economics A-level is welcome, but not a pre-requisite  
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted

There is no specific advantage to taking a fourth subject.

Please note, we do not use the UCAS points system.

Minimum 39 points including:

7 in Mathematics at higher level

6 in two further subjects at higher level 

Either Mathematics Analysis and Approaches or the Applications and Interpretation syllabi will be accepted at higher level with no preference.

There is no specific advantage to taking a fourth subject.


If you are studying a High School Diploma that is accepted by Imperial alongside Advanced Placements, requirements outlined below may apply to both your Diploma and Advanced Placements. 

Please consult Imperial’s country index to check whether we accept your High School Diploma programme for admission. 

Our minimum requirements for this course are grades 5, 5, 5 to include: 

  • 5 in Calculus BC 
  • 5 in two other subjects

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. If the requirements for your qualifications are not listed above, please see our  academic requirements by country  page for guidance.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the higher College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification.

  • IELTS score of 7 overall (minimum 6.5 in all elements) 

We do not accept Pre-Sessional English courses as a method of meeting our entry requirements and there are no foundation years you can complete prior to the degree course. 

How to apply

Start your application

All applications for undergraduate entry are accepted and managed through UCAS.

Write your personal statement

This is your chance to talk about you, and why you want to apply for the course

Complete and submit your application

Finish your application and submit application by the final deadline - 31 January 2024


If your written application is successfully shortlisted, you will be invited to an interview. Interview weeks for 2024 entry are to be confirmed.

There are two parts to the interview, which will be completed within the same week:

  • An online maths quiz (30 minutes at a set time to ensure fairness to all candidates more details can be found in our FAQs)
  • An online interview with an academic (20-30 minutes)

Quiz performance may be used to inform interview questions, but will not in itself be a criteria in the selection process. The purpose of the interview is for us to to find out more about your motivation, analytical thinking, and communication skills. As such, no particular preparation is needed and we do not expect you to demonstrate prior knowledge of economics, finance and/or data science. Our aim, at the meeting, is to identify prospective students who are most likely to enjoy and succeed on the degree.

Reply to your offers

Sign in to your UCAS Hub account at any time to check your application's progress. When your last application decision comes in, you will need to reply to any offers you get.

Submit your offer conditions

Before you can register for your course, pay tuition fees (if you’re self-funding), or receive a CAS to support your visa application (if you need one), you will need to show you have met all your offer conditions.

Deadlines for 2024 entry

16 May 2023

You can start your application in UCAS Hub

5 September 2023

Applicants can begin submitting their completed applications for 2024 entry via UCAS Hub

31 January 2024

Final applications for BSc Economics, Finance and Data Science should be submitted to UCAS by this date to receive equal consideration. Applications should be submitted by 18.00 UK time

31 March 2024

We will aim to give a decision by this date on the majority of undergraduate applications received by the equal consideration deadline

BSc Economics, Finance and Data Science 2023 fees

Tuition Fee

£9,250 1

Paying your fees

Whether you pay the Home or Overseas fee depends on your fee status. This is assessed based on UK Government legislation and includes things like where you live and your nationality or residency status. Find out how we assess your fee status.

The fee reflected above is the 2023 home student fee. Fees for 2024 are TBC.

Find out more about fees and funding

Join an upcoming event

A great way to find out about our programmes is to meet us at an information session, drop-in or webinar. These events are held regularly throughout the year and give you the opportunity to learn more about the programmes from faculty, current students and alumni. Members of our Recruitment and Admissions teams will be available to provide you with all the information you need on the application process, deadlines, funding and scholarships.

Frequently asked questions

The degree offers an in depth study of Economics at the undergraduate level and will prepare you for further study in that field if you choose that path. You will get a solid grounding in all three subjects in your first two years with the option to specialise in economics or any of the other two areas in your third year if you so desire.

Find out more here.

We will consider applicants who have retaken subjects. As part of completing your UCAS application, you are required to provide a complete academic record which is true and accurate. We will be looking at whether you've managed to improve on your previous grade, and whether your newest predicted or achieved grade is realistically achievable and meets our minimum entry requirements.

You can find details of campus events and opportunities, such as Open Days here

If you are unable to make these dates, a virtual tour of our campus is available here. 

Regrettably, we are not able to accommodate requests for individual visits and meetings.