Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Bath Spa University - UCAS

Course summary

How does the world work, and how can it be changed? This course explores issues of philosophy, politics and economics, and challenges you to devise creative solutions to local, national and global problems.

  • Combine academic studies in philosophy, politics and economics with real-world problem solving.
  • Apply academic theory in practical ways: you'll find creative ways to study, design projects, plan and innovate.
  • Draw on the Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences to explore how the world works from multiple perspectives.
Take an innovative approach to the study of philosophy, politics and economics – and their application to the contemporary world. This course will give you a range of opportunities to think about the major challenges we face at local, national and international levels, and by combining these subjects, to come up with ideas and approaches to dealing with them. With a strong emphasis on problem solving and creative thinking, this is a course for those of you who want both to understand the ways in which the world works, and to question them.


Year one - Introductions and foundations: Ask questions, challenge your assumptions, interrogate evidence, data and opinions. You’ll follow a broad curriculum and develop your understanding of economic, political and philosophical thinking and how they interconnect. Year two - Practical, applied, relevant: this year combines the academic study of Politics, Philosophy and Economics with the acquisition of professional skills as you apply your knowledge and understanding to a defined problem or idea. Year three - Achievement, consolidation, creativity: your final project in the third year brings all this together. You’ll identify your own area of study, develop your proposal and put it into practice. This might be an extended piece of academic writing, a pitch to a local employer, a community project or the creation of digital resources.

Assessment method

We’ll assess your progress through a variety of coursework tasks including projects, portfolios and reflective writing.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15750 Year 1
International £15750 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Bath Spa University - UCAS