Economics and Politics BA (Hons)

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About the course

Do you want to do more than study business? Gain a broad grounding in economics along with an understanding of the way in which political choices, processes and ideas shape government and public life. Emphasis is always placed on real-world applications of the theory being taught.

An optional paid placement year offers invaluable experience with employers such as IBM, Intel, Audi, VW, HSBC, M&S, Siemens and Xerox.

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Key facts

UCAS course code: LL12

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement

Institution code: D26

Entry and admission criteria

  • Typical offers at 280 UCAS Points. You need to study at least two subjec…

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About the course

Do you want to do more than study business? Gain a broad grounding in economics along with an understanding of the way in which political choices, processes and ideas shape government and public life. Emphasis is always placed on real-world applications of the theory being taught.

An optional paid placement year offers invaluable experience with employers such as IBM, Intel, Audi, VW, HSBC, M&S, Siemens and Xerox.

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Key facts

UCAS course code: LL12

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement

Institution code: D26

Entry and admission criteria

  • Typical offers at 280 UCAS Points. You need to study at least two subjects at A Level and achieve one grade B or above in one subject
  • Five GCSEs at grades A–C including English Language and Maths
  • International Baccalaureate: 28+ Points.

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

International students:

If English is not your first language, we require an English language level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is through lectures, tutorials and seminars, group work and selfdirected study. Assessment will include coursework (such as presentations, essays and reports) and normally an exam or test.

You will normally attend around 15 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures, tutorials etc) each week, and are expected to undertake at least 15 further hours of independent study to complete project work, research etc as required.

Course modules

First year

  • Economics
  • Applied Economic Analysis
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Global Comparitive Politics

Second year

  • Business and Managerial Economics
  • Politics Thought and Analysis

Options include:

  • European Business Issues
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Business Research Issues and Analysis

Third year

  • Advanced Economic Theory
  • Public Policy Making

Options include:

  • Dissertation
  • American Presidency
  • Politics and International Relations at Work
  • Politics of Nationalism
  • Power, Politics and Morality
  • Financial Markets and Central Bank
  • International Trade and Development Issues
  • Economics Dissertation
  • Decision Analysis
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Economics and Politics BA (Hons)|

Joint degree options

  • Government (Joint Honours)
  • Law (Joint Honours)

Work experience and placements

An optional paid placement year offers invaluable professional experience.

Graduate careers

You will be prepared for a career in business in the public or private sectors. Our graduates are highly rated by industry and have an employment record consistently above the national average. Give yourself a competitive edge in the graduate job market by completing the optional placement year.

Fees and funding

UK/EU Fees: £9,000

International Fees: £10,750

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Facilities

Our new £35 million building offers state-of-the-art teaching and computer lab facilities.

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