• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Through the use of a wide range of concepts, approaches, research techniques and learning forums the course will equip students with a range of personal and intellectual skills in preparation for a career in economics, politics and general management fields.

The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. 

This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.

At the end of this Economics and Politics with Foundation Year (Hons) at University of Wolverhampton you, the student, will be able to:

  • Apply economic reasoning to a range of issues and appreciate that a number of alternative explanations and prescriptions may exist.
  • Use appropriate research methods, quantitative techniques and software packages to analyse data and evidence from a range of sources and to critically interpret the outcomes of this analysis.
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of economic and political concepts, tools and principles, and be competent in the application of the knowledge to a wide range of situations in a national or international context.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the political history, institutions and ideological traditions of the UK and one other area.
  • Understand the interconnection between specific economic theories and specific political traditions.
  • To appreciate the influence of regional, multinational and supranational institutions and organisations on the evolution of British politics.

Careers

This degree course will develop much needed skills and abilities in successful students. Specifically the course will create graduates who have an in-depth knowledge of economic principles and of the political process which should be valuable in general management in both the private and public sectors.

A range of career opportunities will be available, covering regional, national and international organisations. This will include by public sector and not for profit sector organisations as demonstrates by the examples provided above. There would also be opportunities in the business sector in terms of market research, trade associations and lobbying organisations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Academic Skills
  • Business Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Extended Project
  • Introduction to Management
  • The World at Work: Careers and Personal Development
  • Introduction to British Politics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • DD from A level
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade MP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)
  • Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Home/EU - Part-time - £3050 per year

International - Part-time - £6125 per year

Living costs for Wolverhampton

  • 550 - 900 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages.

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