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Politics is a fascinating subject that has a significant impact on our everyday lives. The field of politics allows students to explore how parliaments and governments function and evaluate political ideas such as power, freedom, democracy, conflict, legitimacy or accountability.
This programme aims to enable you to develop a thorough understanding of economic analysis and to encourage you to value this analysis in understanding economic problems and a wide range of social and political issues.
Studying Economics at Cardiff will provide you with rigorous training that will be a useful grounding for your future career.
Is austerity economics the way to more sustained economic growth in the future? Should Europe retain the single currency? How can the NHS be reformed to increase efficiency and equity? These are just some of the many issues and debates which may lead students to study Economics with Politics.
An Economics degree at Cardiff University provides students with a thorough understanding of economic analysis and aims to stimulate students to value this analysis in understanding economic problems and a wider range of social and political issues.
•The opportunity to specialise in economic analysis through all three years of study and therefore to build up considerable knowledge and skills in the discipline;
•The intellectual challenge derived from exposure to recent developments in economic theory;
•The development of substantial quantitative and empirical research skills;
•The possibility of moving into careers in the government economic service and major economic consultancies;
•Unrivalled academic links with the National Assembly for Wales via the Welsh Governance Centre and long established relationships with national and international organisations such as the Westminster parliament, European Union and NATO.
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.
|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
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 - BBB||Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - DMM|
|Extended Project||A||A in EPQ and BBB-BBC at A- Level|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||
GCSE Maths Grade B or 6, GCSE English Language Grade B or 6, IGCSE English First Language grade B.
IGCSE English as a Second Language not accepted.
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 - 32 points||
Award of the IB Diploma with 34-32 points OR 665-655 in 3 HL subjects.
Applicants would require Grade 5 at SL English and Maths if they have no Maths at GCSE level
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB - BBB||Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
Applicants may be required to participate in an interview.
English language requirements
If you are an overseas applicant and your first language is not English, please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our accepted qualifications: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.