University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Economics and Politics

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Course summary

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Why study Economics and Politics? In today’s globalised society, economics and political systems have become increasingly interlinked. This course gives you the chance to study both disciplines together, understanding how the theory relates to what’s going on in society today, and how it affects the social, political and economic problems that societies are facing. On this course you’ll study modules from both politics and economics. The economics side of things will help you understand how resources are distributed and used from both a macroeconomic and microeconomic perspective. This will involve statistics and assessment tools used by today’s economists to analyse policy and international trends. The politics modules will include topics such as the study of political institutions, as well as the social and political issues that are affecting us nationally and globally. We also received 100% overall student satisfaction for politics in the National Student Survey 2020. How will you learn?

  • At Huddersfield, politics isn’t simply a theoretical discipline; it’s a subject where you’re encouraged to get active, take part and make a difference.
  • We’ll provide you with the opportunity to gain work experience by going on a placement in your second year, working in a political setting. You could be working for an elected representative, local government or a charitable organisation.
  • You’ll benefit from guest lectures delivered by Members of Parliament and other political figures, engage with student-led debates and you could take part in the active student Politics Society.
  • If you choose to study the four-year sandwich course, you could also take a year-long placement as a full-time employee in a business.
  • We’ll help you develop personal, professional and academic skills that could make all the difference when pursuing your chosen career. Whether you want to work in local or central government, management consultancy, education, industry or manufacturing, it’s all about building up the transferable skills that employers are looking for.
The Politics provision at Huddersfield is impressive. The courses offer up-to-date content, delivered and assessed in engaging and innovative ways. The modules are underpinned by fine research and scholarship. The courses are designed to advance not only the academic skills of the students, but a considerable amount of attention is also given to embedding and developing the transferable skills that will serve graduates well in the job market. ~ Dr Eamonn O'Kane, External Examiner.

Course details


Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Macroeconomics Introduction to Microeconomics Introduction to Politics Issues in Justice; Ethics and Citizenship Year 2 Core modules: Intermediate Macroeconomics Intermediate Microeconomics Researching Democratisation Professional Work Placement Module Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: International Economics Economic History Living an Examined Life: Political Philosophy and Ethics in the Real World Year 3 (optional placement year) Final year Core modules: Economic Theory and Applications Final Year Project for the Social Sciences Politics option modules Choose one from a list which may include: Humanity 2.0: Living and Participating in the Digital Age Film and Cinema Terrorism and Conflict Resolution The Government and Politics of Europe International Crises since 1945 Economics option modules Choose one from a list which may include: Airport Economics Operations and Development Business and the Entrepreneur Econometrics Environmental Policy International Business Monetary and Financial Framework Transport Economics and Policy Industrial Economics

Assessment method

Assessment will include coursework, practice/ competency based learning and examination. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade B in an A Level or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or National Extended Certificate.
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits

In addition you must have GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - If you have alternative qualifications or do not meet the IELTS requirement we also offer a range of Pre-Sessional English Programmes - Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

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Economics and Politics at University of Huddersfield - UCAS