University of Bath

Degree level: Undergraduate

Politics with Economics

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Course summary

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Make sense of issues underpinning contemporary global challenges such as the impact of climate change and international inequalities. On this degree you’ll combine the study of politics with an engagement in economic theory and practice. It will appeal if you’re interested in issues of global power, decision-making, democracy and inequality. You’ll cover topics such as international politics, political ideologies and economic thought. You will explore a range of contemporary economic and political challenges facing national and international society, such as terrorism and climate change. In your first year you'll focus on concepts and theories relating to both politics and international relations. You'll study economic theory and methodology, and explore contemporary political and economic systems. In your second year you'll advance your knowledge in political and economic theory. You can focus your studies through optional units covering areas from global responses to international environmental crises, to the nature of UK Parliamentary politics. You'll also develop your skills in research design and methods. You’ll carry out a year-long dissertation and select optional units relating to your interests in politics and economics, with themes such as financialisation, inter-state relations, and gender politics.

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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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Course codeL2L1
Institution code B16
Campus nameMain Site
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA - A*AB AAA or A*AB in three A levels. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. Alternative offer: AAB in three A levels plus one of: grade A in an EPQ, grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate, grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification, grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics. If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD DDD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) in a relevant subject area. If we make you an offer, we may specify particular units in which you will need to achieve Distinctions. We are unable to consider qualifications in Public Services.
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits M: 3 credits A pass in the Access to HE Diploma with at least 36 credits achieved from units achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above.
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) D*DD D*DD in a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) in a relevant subject area. If we make you an offer, we may specify particular units in which you will need to achieve Distinctions. We are unable to consider qualifications in Public Services.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA AA in two Advanced Highers. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved at least AAAAB in their Highers.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 D3, D3, D3 or D2, D3, M1 in three principal subjects. Alternative offer: D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives, grade A in an EPQ, grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate, grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification. If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

GCSE Mathematics grade 7 or A GCSE English Language or Literature grade 4 or C Please see our website for full details on alternative qualifications


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/ For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-undergraduate-students/
Politics with Economics at University of Bath - UCAS