University of Chester

Economics and Politics University of Chester Degree level: Undergraduate

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During this course, you will learn the core subjects of an Economics degree, including micro- and macroeconomics, with examples and applications for day-to-day life, giving attention to the historical, social, political and international contexts that influence the development of modern Economics.
Politics is a subject that confronts issues central in everyone’s lives. Politics at Chester is both theoretical and applied. It is about decision-making, conflict resolution and power. It explores the role of the state, government and institutions both domestically and internationally. Politics at Chester asks how we structure society and how society structures us. Moreover, it presents opportunities to engage with and critique ideas, as well as to apply theories to actual situations using case studies and scenarios.

Course details

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Economics - A variety of formative and summative assessments will be used, including in-class tests, individual and group presentations, written reports and essays, online quizzes, computer based exams or research projects, together with traditional written exams.
Politics - As a student at the University of Chester you will be assessed in a number of different ways. Most forms of assessment will be coursework based including essays, reports and posters. You may also be assessed via written (seen and unseen) examinations as well as presentations.


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 6LL2
Institution code C55
Campus name Chester
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BCC - BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at Level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit or above
Scottish Higher BBBB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3

Applicants must also have GCSE Maths at grade B or grade 5.
Please note that we will accept a maximum of 8 UCAS points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.

Provider information

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University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester
CH1 4BJ


Clearing contact details

Admissions Office

08081642713

Fax: 01244 511603

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Friday's 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Except: Thursday 15th August 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday 16th August 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday 17th August 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 18th August 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions

01244 511000

Fax: 01244 511300