University of Nottingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Politics and Economics

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Course summary

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How do political systems influence economic decision-making? Who decides what is fair? What can be done to tackle political and economic inequality? On BA Politics and Economics, you’ll answer these questions through the study of global and comparative politics, as well as an introduction to micro and macroeconomics. This will give you an understanding of the choices we make as individuals as well as the decisions that are made on our behalf by governments. You’ll learn about the complex political and economics processes that impact us on a local, national and global scale. This course will also enable you to make better informed decisions and have a greater awareness of how you can personally contribute to social and political change. You will also have the opportunity to study abroad in locations such as Australia, Europe and the USA.

Course details

Modules

In year one, you will take modules in political theory and comparative politics. In economics, you will benefit from a Writing Economics module and will be introduced to macro and microeconomics. Second-year studies incorporate one core politics module plus two optional modules. In economics, you will continue to study macroeconomics and microeconomics. In your final year, you will have the opportunity to undertake a politics dissertation under the supervision of a member of our academic staff. You will also choose optional politics and economics modules from the full range of options offered by both schools. You will need to choose at least three modules from the international relations stream. You can specialise further by adding more of the same, or broaden your knowledge base by taking modules from comparative politics and political theory.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeLL21
Institution code N84
Campus nameUniversity Park Campus
Campus code-

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 GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4) and Mathematics grade A (numeric grade 7).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4) and Mathematics grade A (numeric grade 7).
Access to HE Diploma D: 12 credits M: 18 credits GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4) and Mathematics grade A (numeric grade 7).
Scottish Higher AAABB Scottish Advanced Highers at AA are also required; GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4) and Mathematics grade A (numeric grade 7).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Please contact the school for further information.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Please contact the school for further information.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Please contact the school for further information.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Please contact the school for further information.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Scottish Highers at AAABB are also required; GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4) and Mathematics grade A (numeric grade 7).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4) and Mathematics grade A (numeric grade 7).
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A A Levels a AA are also required; GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4) AND Mathematics grade A (numeric grade 7).
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M1, M1 GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4) and Mathematics grade A (numeric grade 7).

GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4) AND Mathematics grade A (numeric grade 7); European Baccalaureate - 85% Overall


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1
International £18420 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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