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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.
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 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
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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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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.|
|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 - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/ If you have alternative qualifications or do not meet the IELTS requirement we also offer a range of Pre-Sessional English Programmes - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/pre-sessional-english/ 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
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
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