Newcastle University

Politics and Economics Newcastle University Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Gold

Newcastle University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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This flexible degree is delivered jointly by Politics and Newcastle University Business School. It offers the exciting intellectual challenge of exploring two contrasting disciplines of central importance to the contemporary world. In Politics, you study international politics, political thought and political systems from around the world. In Economics you study mathematically focused modules in topics such as economic analysis, political economy, and analysing economic data. An optional year abroad is available, adding an international dimension to your study experience.

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 LL21
Institution code N21
Campus name Main Site (Newcastle)
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 AAA - ABB AAA-ABB. A or AS level Mathematics and/or Economics is desirable but not essential. GCSE Mathematics (minimum grade A) required if not offered at a higher level.

At least one A level from a social science or humanities subject such as History, Government and Politics, Geography, English, Economics or Philosophy is preferred but not essential.

General Studies is accepted.

A level subject combinations are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
30 level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 level 3 at Merit. A mathematic unit is required with Distinction if evidence of mathematical ability is not demonstrated by previous qualifications.
Scottish Higher AAAAA - AABBB AAAAA-AABBB at Higher Grade. Mathematics desirable but not essential. Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted. Mathematics at National 5, minimum grade A (or grade 1 Standard Grade or Intermediate 2 equivalent) required if not offered at Higher Grade. Where a candidate bypasses the assessment for National 5 qualifications, a minimum of grade B in the Higher in Mathematics is required.

Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 - D3, M2, M2 D3, D3, D3 - D3, M2, M2 in Principal Subjects. Mathematics is desirable but not essential. At least one from a social science or humanities subject such as History, Geography, English, Economics or Philosophy is preferred but not essential. GCSE Mathematics (minimum grade A or 7) required if not offered at a higher level. Combinations are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Extended Project We welcome applications from students offering an Extended Project and value the skills of research and independent learning that it is designed to develop. If you offer an Extended Project, it will be taken into account as part of your application profile, but we will not usually include it in offer conditions for this degree programme.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 - 34 points 32-34 points. Higher Level Mathematics desirable at grade 5 or above. Standard Level Mathematics or Mathematical Studies required at grade 6 if not offered at Higher Level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H1, H2, H3 - H1, H1, H2, H2, H3 32-34 points. Higher Level Mathematics desirable at grade 5 or above. Standard Level Mathematics or Mathematical Studies required at grade 6 if not offered at Higher Level.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £17,175 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

For more information on fees visit: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/

Provider information

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Newcastle University
King’s Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU


Course contact details

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0191 208 3333