Economics and Politics at De Montfort University - UCAS

Economics and Politics

De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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With an emphasis on applying theory to the real world, this degree will provide you with thorough knowledge of the economic environment and how economic policy is formulated, and an understanding of how political choices, processes and ideas shape government and public life. - Studying Economics and Politics together develops transferable skills such as commercial awareness, communication, team working, independent research and critical analysis - Participate in real debates, attend conferences and learn from guest speakers including prominent political figures such as the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the House of Commons Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow - DMU is recognised as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence as a result of research and teaching excellence in European studies - Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal trips include New York, Berlin, Greece, Beijing and Copenhagen - Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies including IBM, Vauxhall, Walt Disney, the NHS and the Government Economic Service - Our alumni are employed by leading brands in graduate roles such as Business Analyst at Deutsche Bank, Audit Associate at KPMG, Financial Analyst at PwC and Revenue Management Analyst at TNT

Course details

Modules

YEAR ONE: Economics, Applied Economic Analysis, Introduction to Politics, Global Comparative Politics YEAR TWO: Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomics, Political Thought, Plus option modules from the following indicative list: European Economic Issues, Financial Markets and Institutions, Business Research Issues and Analysis, The Politics of the European Union, Unity and Diversity in Contemporary America, Governance, New Directions in Economics, Economic History YEAR THREE: Open Economy Macroeconomics, Developments in Advanced Microeconomics, Plus option modules from the following indicative list: Political Dissertation, American Presidency, Politics and International Relations at Work, Politics of Nationalism Power, Politics and Morality, Financial Markets and Central Bank, Decision Analysis, Development Economics, International Trade, Political Economy, Economics Dissertation

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year: Exam: 45% Coursework: 55% These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.


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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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Course codeLL12
Institution code D26
Campus nameLeicester Campus
Campus codeY

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points from at least two A Levels. Plus five GCSEs at grades A*–C (9 - 4) including English Language and Maths.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit or equivalent. English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grades A* - C (9 -4).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6including a minimum of 5.5 in each component

or equivalent


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Economics and Politics at De Montfort University - UCAS