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Our graduates have said that with the BSc Economics and Politics you get two degrees – and two sets of career options – for the price of one. And it’s true that much of the time we keep economics and politics as separate subjects with separate methods, but it’s important to bring them together as well. Our BSc Economics and Politics has an interdisciplinary spine running down each length, with a special interdisciplinary module in each year looking at the relations between economics and government policy, whether it be the ideological content of economics or the economic motives governing politicians. Keynes claimed the world was ruled by little else but the ideas of economists and political philosophers. He exaggerated, but not by all that much, and among other things, your degree will illuminate where he was right and where he was wrong. In the first year, you take introductory modules in economics and politics and in statistical analysis. During the second and final years, a variety of modules are taken, some of which are especially concerned with policy making processes in economic and social affairs. As one of your final examination papers, you select an option from modules offered by the two disciplines, and can therefore specialise to some extent in either politics or economics; alternatively, you have the opportunity to present a dissertation on a suitable topic.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAA - A*AA||Excluding General Studies.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD - D*DD|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits M: 15 credits||Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 30 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 15 L3 credits at Merit grade. Please also see our GCSE requirements.|
|Scottish Higher||AAAAB - AAAAA|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAB - AAA|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||38 - 36 points||Applicants will be considered with IB 38-36 OR 766 or 666 in three Higher Level subjects.|
GCSE Grade A or 7 in Mathematics (if GCE A or AS Level Maths, Pure Maths or Further Maths or Core Maths not offered)
English language requirements
GCSE English Language with a minimum pass of grade B or 5
For further details on our English Language requirements, please visit our website
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|