De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Economics and Politics

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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 1 Introduction to Politics British Government and Politics Introduction to Macroeconomics Introduction to Microeconomics Year 2 Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomics Political Thought Politics optional modules may include: Government and Business Political Analysis Politics in Action The Politics of the European Union Unity and Diversity in Contemporary America Business Research and Analysis Economics optional modules may include: New Directions in Economics Financial Markets and Institutions Economic History European Economic Issues Business Research Issues and Analysis Year 3 Open Economy Macroeconomics Developments in Advanced Microeconomics Politics optional modules may include: Political Dissertation American Presidency Politics of Nationalism Power, Politics and Morality Financial Markets and Central Bank Health Strategy and Management Managing the Environment Political Economy Public Policy Making Economics optional modules may include: Financial Markets and Central Bank Economic Development Financial Econometrics 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.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for September 2021 are subject to official confirmation. 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