Economics and Politics University of Bath

Undergraduate

Understand the complex interactions between economic and political factors. You'll gain the skills to manipulate economic theory to solve global problems.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, order, conflict, legitimacy, accountability, obligation, sovereignty and decision making. You will develop strong numeracy skills in statistics and information technology. You will explore the institutional, UK and global context within which economic decisions and policy formation takes place.

In your first year, you will gain a secure base in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. You will study the exercise of power in societies, and the resolution of conflict between power and policies. This will be integrated into economic analysis. You will also develop your understanding of international relations, and issues of conflict and security. In the final year you will be able to choose from a selection of optional units.

By the end of the course, you will have an appreciation of the interface between economics and political science.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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 LL12
Institution code B16
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA Typical A level offer
A*AA

Compulsory A level subjects
A*AA including Mathematics.

Desirable A level subjects
Preference for applicants with a breadth of study across traditional A level subjects.

A level subjects that will not be considered in your application
A level General Studies will not be considered. We may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh).

Alternative A level offer
AAA including Mathematics plus one of the following:

grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives
Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma D: 39 credits Typical offer: Pass the Access to HE Diploma, with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction. This must include 12 credits from Mathematics units achieved at Distinction.

Our Economics courses are academically challenging and require solid foundations of knowledge in Mathematics. 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, it is expected that you will have also completed a significant level of independent study in order to further develop and refine these Mathematical skills. For other suitable units, please refer to the A level section for details of preferred subject combinations.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, D3 Cambridge Pre-U alternative offer
D3, D3, D3 including Mathematics plus one of the following:

grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Bacc Skills Challenge Certificate
grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives
Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Higher Level Mathematics.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA AA in Advanced Highers including Mathematics plus AAAAA in Scottish Highers.

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

For further qualifications information and English Language equivalents, please see: go.bath.ac.uk/econ-pol


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition Fees for 2018/19 entry are to be announced 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 2017 fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/corporate-information/tuition-fees-for-undergraduate-courses-starting-in-2017/