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Economics and Politics University of Sussex Degree level: Undergraduate

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About the course

Gain the tools to explore important issues, such as big business, government, and the regulation of monopolies. At Sussex, you will join a politically-engaged community, examining how economics operates within a political framework and learning from experts who directly influence global economic policy.

You'll learn about the principles and practical applications of economics, and explore the theme of power and where power lies in the UK and internationally. You'll develop your knowledge by studying topics like trade and risk, governance, and different politics and power structures across the world. To help you gain quantitative and research skills, you’ll study mathematics and statistics, and learn how to carry out research in political science. You'll also receive training in econometrics, to extend your knowledge of statistical techniques.

You choose from a range of options; such as environmental economics, education, labour, political corruption and inequality, immigration and foreign policy, political parties, populism and Euroscepticism. There is also the chance to broaden your experience further with an option to study abroad or apply for a professional placement year.

About Sussex

Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better.

Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries.

Location

We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast.

We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away.

With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.

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Modules

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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

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Course code LL12
Institution code S90
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
A level ABB - AAB You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

We will also consider applicants with GCSE Mathematics with grade 5 where you are taking an A-level in Accounting, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma would normally be in a relevant subject.

You will need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Diploma with at least 39 level 3 credits at Merit or above including 24-27 credits at Distinction.

The Access to HE Diploma should be in the social sciences.

You will need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).
Scottish Higher AABBB - AAABB If you are taking Scottish Advanced Highers we would normally ask for BBB.

You will need Scottish National 5 in Mathematics at grade B.
Extended Project We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer. We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact Admissions at ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 - 34 points This score should be from the full IB Diploma.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 Including at least 6.0 in each component.
PTE Academic 62.0 Including at least 56 in all four skills.
TOEFL (iBT) 88.0 TOEFL (iBT), including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £18,500 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

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.

Provider information

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University of Sussex
Sussex House
Brighton
BN1 9RH


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