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Course summary

Overview By combining the study of philosophy, politics and economics you can ask how things should be, why they are as they are, and how to change them for the better. On BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics with a Year Abroad you’ll gain high-level training in economic science while exploring political and philosophical approaches to understanding human behaviour. In your third year, you'll spend a year abroad at one of our many partner universities across the world. This is your chance to study while immersed in a completely different culture – giving you the academic and personal experience of a lifetime. This course combines the ideological with the practical, and equips you with excellent skills in research, communication and decision-making that you can use across any number of careers, including economic analysis, policy advising, think tanks and international organisations, the Civil Service, and even banking and finance. About This Course This course will give you the chance to pursue a spectrum of interests. You'll learn to analyse a given economic, political or social problem using tools and concepts from economics, political science and philosophy, applying and combining these different perspectives to derive new insights. You'll learn about the core areas of economics, as well as studying philosophical topics such as scepticism, freedom and morality, and exploring social and political values such as equality and solidarity. You’ll be based in the School of Economics, and you’ll be taught also in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies. Combining your course with a year abroad, in your third year you'll spend a year abroad at one of our many partner universities across the world. This is your chance to study your degree while immersed in a completely different culture – giving you the academic and personal experience of a lifetime. You will receive the very best support and guidance through a dedicated module called STEPS (Skills, Training, Employability, Progression, and Support) running throughout your course, as well as through your academic adviser. A university-wide Learning Enhancement team is also on hand to help you with mathematics, writing, critical-thinking, revision, and time management skills. Employability is the backbone of our curriculum’s structure. Our teaching and assessment provide you with a curriculum that develops and enhances your employability relevant skills and attributes. The course’s syllabus is rich in real world examples and with opportunities for you to experience how the subject and its methods are applied. Guest lectures from graduate employers also contribute to the content of some of our modules. To develop and enhance your employability even further, our employability team organises a wide variety of events, such as: weekly employability workshops, networking and alumni events, one-on-one meetings with top professionals, job coaching and training, nationwide competitions, internships and consulting opportunities, mentoring by former alumni, among many others. The student-led Economics Society is the perfect place for you to network and socialise with fellow students, whilst our Staff-Student Liaison Committee gives you a say in the future direction and every-day running of the School. The Norwich Economic Publications (a combination of a journal and a Podcast run by students) and the ECO Blog are outlets where you can share your enthusiasm about what you study. In the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies you’ll enjoy a lively social and academic environment which plays host each year to a large number of talks by visiting politicians and philosophers. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L0VA
Institution code:
E14
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade B or 5. We welcome a wide range of qualifications and combinations of qualifications - for further information please contact us at https://www.uea.ac.uk/course/undergraduate/ba-philosophy-politics-and-economics-with-a-year-abroad

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

https://www.uea.ac.uk/course/undergraduate/ba-philosophy-politics-and-economics-with-a-year-abroad/2024-25/sep#entry_requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) . We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details: https://www.uea.ac.uk/apply/our-admissions-policy/english-language-equivalencies


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
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Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £20600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Philosophy, Politics and Economics with a Year Abroad at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS