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Politics and Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #442 (QS) ,
The programme is designed to provide you with an intellectually rigorous and up-to-date education in the disciplines of Politics and Economics which will help you to identify and achieve your personal, academic and professional goals.

About

The programme is designed to provide you with an intellectually rigorous and up-to-date education in the disciplines of Politics and Economics which will help you to identify and achieve your personal, academic and professional goals. The course takes a multidisciplinary approach for those wishing to draw the connections between political and economic phenomena.

 On the Politics side, you will acquire the ability to analyse and understand political problems, socio-cultural change and political institutions and structures. On the Economics side, you will develop a range of tools needed to solve a variety of complex economic problems. To facilitate this, you will familiarise yourself with appropriate research and analytical skills, developing an ability to investigate a range of political and economic issues, and gaining a sound understanding of how economic and political issues are often closely inter-related in today’s globalised mass society.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Aston University is a large  coeducational higher education institution. Aston University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Studying and Researching Politics
  • British Politics since 1945
  • Introduction to the European Union
  • Introduction to Micro Economics
  • Introduction to Macro Economics
  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Political Economy and Industrial Policy
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • Introduction to Political Economy
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Regional and Urban Economics
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Emerging and Transitional Economies

                                      English Language Requirements

                                      You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                      • Minimum required score:

                                        93

                                        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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                                      • 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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                                      Academic Requirements

                                      General Requirements

                                      • A Levels: ABB-BBB from 3 A Levels. General Studies accepted.    
                                      • IB: 32 points in the IB diploma (including TOK/Bonus points) with 6,5,5 at HL.    
                                      • BTEC: Distinction plus two A Levels at grade BB
                                      • Specific subject requirements: GCSE English Language C/4 and Maths Grade B/5.

                                      Tuition Fee

                                      • International

                                        14950 GBP/year
                                        Tuition Fee
                                        Based on the original amount of 14950 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.
                                      • £1,250 during placement year for UK/EU students
                                      • £2,500 during placement year for overseas students

                                      Living costs for Birmingham

                                      • 765 - 1140 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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