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Politics and Economics (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #442 (QS) Birmingham, United Kingdom
The Politics and Economics (Hons) programme from the Aston University 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.
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Overview

The Politics and Economics (Hons) programme from the Aston University 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.

Placement year

The placement year is an opportunity for you to set your studies in context and gain valuable professional experience. It is highly attractive to potential employers and many of our students are offered graduate jobs by their placement employer.

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 1990
  • Introduction to Micro Economics
  • Introduction to Macro Economics
  • Maths for Economics
  • Political Economy and Industrial Policy
  • The Making of the Modern World
  • Introduction to the European Union
  • What’s Trending (Current Affairs in Politics and International Relations)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    93

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General Requirements

  • ABB-BBB from 3 A Levels. General Studies accepted.
  • A Level applicants who select this course as their Firm UCAS choice may be eligible for our lowered offer scheme. This means that the grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced.
  • We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination grades by taking resits. We treat these applications in exactly the same way as other applications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15600 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.
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  • £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.

Funding

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