Business and Politics (Hons), B.Sc. | Aston University | Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Business and Politics (Hons)

48 months
17750 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Get a head start in business and examine the major issues facing governments across the world, from terrorism to climate change, with an inter-disciplinary Business and Politics (Hons) degree course from Aston University.


What you’ll learn

You’ll study the theories, principles and underlying concepts of the main functions of management and develop a strong understanding of business models and processes. You’ll examine how strategic decision-making within organisations takes place, and develop the ability to recognise and analyse the economic, technical, financial, social and organisational parameters within which modern managers make decisions, providing you with a solid starting point for your future career.

On the politics strand of the Business and Politics (Hons) degree course from Aston University, you will have the unique opportunity to explore political topics going beyond the UK and Europe, covering North America, South Asia, China, Japan or the emerging global powers. You will not only study the traditional subjects of the discipline, such as security, political economy or democratisation but also have the chance to delve into ethics, sports, gender, protest or religion.

An integrated placement year on the Business and Politics degree offers the chance to apply your learning in a work or study placement in the UK or overseas and in your second year we’ll make sure you’re ready to get the most from this opportunity. Whether you choose to study abroad, work for a company or to teach, Aston’s links with employers, schools and universities around the world mean you will have a wide range of options to boost your employability and explore the world of work.

In the final year, you will choose your modules from a wide range of options. You will also have the opportunity to produce a substantial piece of individual work in the form of a dissertation on an agreed topic of your choice.

Career prospects

Business and politics graduates go on to a range of professions with recent roles including Broadcast Journalist, Editorial Assistant, Civil Service Administrator, Human Resources Officer, Marketing Trainee, Policy Officer, Research Assistant, Solicitor, Teacher, Account Manager, Analyst, Business Analyst, Corporate Engagement Executive, Public Policy and Strategic Relationships Intern.

Potential employers include Morgan Stanley, the Department for International Development, HSBC, Bosch, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Economic Commission.

We’ll make sure you’re career-ready. Employed politics graduates earn £2,200 (9 per cent) more than the UK average three years after graduating (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2019).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • British Politics since 1990

  • Economic Environment of Business

  • Law for Business

  • Comparative Government and Politics

  • Strategic Finance

  • Operations Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BBC (standard offer)
  • BCC (with EPQ or Core Maths minimum grade B)
  • IB: 29 points overall with grades 5, 5, 4 in 3 higher level subjects.
  • Standard level Maths and English grade 5 required in lieu of GCSE English and Maths grade C/4.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDD (standard offer)
  • The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three full A2 Levels.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17750 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • UK students During placement year: £ 1,250
  • International/EU students During placement year:£2,500

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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