University of Bath

Politics with Economics University of Bath Degree level: Undergraduate

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Develop your knowledge of politics and economics. You’ll explore contemporary topics at national and global levels.

This degree combines the study of political science with engagement in global politics and governance. It will appeal if you’re interested in issues of global power, decision-making, democracy and inequality.

You’ll cover topics such as global development, political ideologies and economic thought. This will be explored through the study of a range of contemporary economic and political challenges facing international society.

The course will provide you with a solid understanding of politics. The present day focus means you’ll look at both national and international issues, such as terrorism and climate change.

Year 1 focuses on concepts and theories relating to both politics and international relations. You’ll explore studies of recent history and contemporary political and economic systems. In your second and final years, you will deepen your knowledge in core subjects and you may select from optional topics. You will also undertake a year-long, supervised dissertation in politics.

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 L2L1
Institution code B16
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA - A*AB AAA or A*AB in three A levels.

If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Alternative offer:

AAB in three A levels plus one of:

grade A in an EPQ,
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate,
grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification,
grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics.

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD DDD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) in a relevant subject area.

If we make you an offer, we may specify particular units in which you will need to achieve Distinctions.
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits
M: 3 credits
A pass in the Access to HE Diploma with at least 36 credits achieved from units achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 D3, D3, D3 or D2, D3, M1 in three principal subjects.

Alternative offer:

D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects plus one of:

grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives,
grade A in an EPQ,
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate,
grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification.

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects.
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) D*DD D*DD in a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) in a relevant subject area.

If we make you an offer, we may specify particular units in which you will need to achieve Distinctions.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA AA in two Advanced Highers.
We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved at least AAAAB in their Highers.

GCSE requirements:
GCSE English at grade C or 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade A or 7.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages 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 tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/ For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-undergraduate-students/

Provider information

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University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath
BA2 7AY


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions Office

01225 383019