University of Bath

Degree level: Undergraduate

Economics and Politics (Sandwich)

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The modern world needs thoughtful, politically-conscious, questioning economists. Become a professional who understands how economics and politics intertwine. In this course, you’ll examine the challenges facing individuals, countries and the international community. You will develop an understanding of government and society through core concepts such as power, justice, conflict, accountability, obligation, sovereignty and decision making. You will develop strong analytical skills which will aid your understanding of the institutional, UK and global context within which economic decisions and policy formation takes place. In your first year you'll study key concepts in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. You'll explore political theory and analysis, introducing central subjects such as power and the state, democracy and the climate crisis. In your second year you'll continue with more advanced study of political and economic theory. You'll study the exercise of power in societies and economies through an engagement with themes such as democratic theory, populist and nationalist politics, and the politics of race and gender. In your final year you'll explore your interests through a range of optional units in both economics and politics. By the end of the course, you will have an appreciation of the interface between economics and political science. Study in an enriched learning environment You will explore the diversity of economics, learning directly from academics whose passion, international collaborations and research activities feed directly into their teaching and contribute to your learning experience. Develop your professional skills An economics degree will equip you with the skills our employer and alumni networks have advised as necessary in the working environment or in the pursuit of further studies: critical and analytical thinking quantitative skills to apply to real-life economic challenges presentation and communication skills Prepare for your future Our economics graduates are very successful in today’s competitive labour market. They pursue a range of careers in both the private and public sectors. Many of our graduates work as economists, financial or business analysts, researchers, accountants and tax professionals. They have worked for organisations such as Deloitte Bank of England Ernst & Young (EY) Amazon Unilever

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15 January

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Course codeLLC2
Institution code B16
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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 A*AA A*AA including Mathematics. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. A level - Alternative offer AAA Most of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. AAA in three A levels including Mathematics plus one of: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade A in AS level Further Mathematics grade B in a fourth A level, where your four A levels include A level Further Mathematics 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) D*DD D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) plus A in A level Mathematics. We prefer the above qualifications in Business and you must also be studying A level Mathematics. We can also consider BTEC qualifications in Engineering or Science, but we would expect you to demonstrate evidence of strong essay-based skills, such as strong GCSE performance in English and humanities subjects.
Access to HE Diploma D: 39 credits A pass in the Access to HE Diploma with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction including 12 credits from Mathematics units at Distinction. We are looking for you to be studying a suitable level of Mathematics as part of your Access course (at least 12 units of Level 3 Mathematics) to be able to succeed on our course. However, due to the time-limited nature of Access programme delivery, you will be expected to have also completed a significant level of independent study to further develop and refine these Mathematical skills.
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) D*D*D* D*D*D* in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) plus A in A level Mathematics. We prefer the above qualifications in Business and you must also be studying A level Mathematics. We can also consider BTEC qualifications in Engineering or Science, but we would expect you to demonstrate evidence of strong essay-based skills, such as strong GCSE performance in English and humanities subjects. See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA AA in two Advanced Highers including Mathematics. 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 AAAAA in their Highers.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points International Baccalaureate Diploma 36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including either HL Mathematics. We have a strong preference for applicants who are studying Higher Level Mathematics. If you are studying Standard Level Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches we may be able to consider you. In this case the typical offer is 36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects plus 6 in the Standard Level Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, D3 D2, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics. Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. D3, D3, D3 in three principal subjects including Mathematics plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in a fourth principal subject, where your four principal subjects include Further Mathematics 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.

GSCE requirements GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from category B)


Fees and funding

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Economics and Politics (Sandwich) at University of Bath - UCAS