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Course summary

  • Why choose this course*
Political choices fundamentally determine the economies within which we live and work; yet often economic reality seems to shape the limits of political possibility. Our BSc Politics and Economics course focuses on how economic structures shape politics locally, nationally and internationally. Our course will introduce you to the most important economic policy questions in the UK, around Europe, and the world, and explore how those who make decisions impact on others. Along the way you’ll be able to address important social questions behind the biggest debates in contemporary politics and economics. This course received an overall satisfaction score of 100% in the National Student Survey 2022. The Department of Politics is ranked 9th in the UK in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, and 11th in the Complete University Guide 2023. Our award-winning Professional Training placements prepare students for roles in industry. We were shortlisted for University of the Year in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023. What you will study Our BSc Politics and Economics course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of core political and economic concepts, theories and methodologies. You’ll then be able to specialise in a wide variety of areas, from political economy and financial markets through to international organisations and international trade. Your time will be split equally between modules in politics and economics. This will allow you to draw links between the two both in the theoretical and applied fields of study. You’ll be provided with the knowledge necessary to tackle some of the most pressing questions that confront us today, from the role of markets in civic life to the existence of rationality in decision making.

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
LL13
Institution code:
S85
Campus name:
Stag Hill
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK, with more than 140 nationalities playing a role in university life. Our International Recruitment team are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey. You can contact them via [email protected] Applicants who require a Student Visa to study in the UK: To apply for a Student Visa, you must have a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) for the University you wish to study at. This is a unique number which will enable you to apply for your visa. The University is under no legal obligation to sponsor any individual and exercises caution with respect to issuing a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to avoid risking its status as a Student sponsor. Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) will be issued in accordance with the Student Route and CAS Issuing Policy, available at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/policies

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applications are considered on an individual basis, taking into account qualifications achieved, predicted grades, personal statement and academic reference. Conditional offers are specified in terms of required grades; we do not make offers in terms of overall UCAS tariff. We understand that predicted grades are an estimate and will consider applicants who have predicted grades that are a little lower than our published requirement. Any offers we make will align with the grades shown above unless a grade reduction can be offered under our Contextual Admissions policy or our In2Surrey scheme. Details can be found here: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/schools-colleges/contextual-admissions-policy Applicants with a mixed qualification profile (e.g. those taking A-levels and BTEC qualifications) are encouraged to contact [email protected] for guidance on the grades accepted.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/international/english-language-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
69%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see our website for up-to-date information on our fees for 2024/25: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate-2024-entry

Sponsorship information

The University of Surrey offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support our students, please visit https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/scholarships-and-bursaries for more details.

Politics and Economics at University of Surrey - UCAS