Royal Holloway, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Studying Economics with Political Studies at Royal Holloway means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts at one of the UK’s top ten teaching and research centres. Economics is one of the most influential and liveliest disciplines in today's world, affecting the lives and fortunes of everyone on the planet. This course offers a complete education in the theories and methods of economics, with a strong focus on analytical methods and a quarter of your time will be spent on political studies. The knowledge and transferable skills gained will lead to excellent career prospects in public and private management, financial institutions and in government.
Through your studies you will develop an in-depth understanding of economics at all levels – from the company to the state, and beyond. You will learn to appreciate and apply the core theories of micro and macroeconomics; gain important quantitative and computing skills that are widely applicable as well as skills in logical reasoning and gain experience in logical and philosophical reasoning. You will also gain a grounding in politics by analysing and criticising classic and contemporary texts and exploring political ideas and processes in countries throughout the world and the global system. By electing to spend a year in business you will also be able to integrate theory and practice.
Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates. Our courses follow a coherent and developmental structure which we combined with an effective and flexible approach to study.
Study academic politics and be introduced to the ‘real world’ of contemporary politics.
Cover micro and macro-economics to build a solid foundation of economic theory.
See how economics and politics combine and challenge the world around them.
- Opportunity to undertake a dissertation to explore an in-depth topic you are passionate about.
Please refer to our website for information:
Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB - AAB||
GCSE Maths grade A or 7 to meet the Maths requirement for this course.
At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and Mathematics.
Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.
Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*DD||In a relevant subject plus GCSE Maths grade A or 7.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
In a relevant subject plus Maths GCSE grade A or 7.
Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education.
|Scottish Higher||AAABB||Including Maths.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics. Grade A or 7 is required in GCSE Mathematics.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||6,5,5 at Higher Level subjects including Maths or 5 in Standard level Maths with a minimum of 32 points overall. Maths Studies is not accepted.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3, H3||Including H3 Maths.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||In a relevant subject plus A-level grade A and GCSE Maths grade A or 7.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||Plus A-level grades AB including Maths or A-level grades AB and GCSE Maths grade A or 7.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.|
Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your situation.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|