BSc Politics & Economics

Aston University
En Birmingham (Inglaterra)

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Tipología Bachelor's degree
Lugar Birmingham (Inglaterra)
Inicio Septiembre 2018
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Birmingham (Inglaterra)
  • Inicio:
    Septiembre 2018

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.

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Requisitos: Entry requirements ABB-BBB from three subjects.


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West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, Inglaterra
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comienzo Sep-2018
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, Inglaterra
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4 years full-time with integrated placement year

UCAS Code: LL12

Typical offers
A Levels: ABB-BBB from three subjects.

Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated above.  In addition to your predicted grades, when making offers we also consider your previous academic performance (eg GCSEs), your school/college reference and the commitment and motivation you demonstrate for your chosen course via the personal statement. Applicants and their teachers/advisers are welcome to contact us with individual queries about entry qualifications via   If you already have your grades and would like to check your suitability for one of our courses please contact us via e-mail.  Applicants and their teachers/advisers are welcome to contact us with individual queries about entry qualifications via  . 

View our Admissions Policy.  

IB: 33 points
BTEC, Access & other: Students applying with BTEC or Access qualifications are considered on individual basis.

Specific subject requirements: GCSE: Maths at grade B/5 or above & English at grade C/4 or above.

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Tuition fees 2017/18:  £9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students. £14,630 (£2,500 during placement year) for overseas students.  . 

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.  .  

  • 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.

    Sample module options: The modules below are indicative only. When an offer is made, students will receive a detailed programme specification which forms part of our terms and conditions.

    Year 1

    Core modules:
    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

    Year 2

    Core modules:
    Comparative Government and Politics
    Introduction to Political Economy
    Principles of Macroeconomics
    Principles of Microeconomics
    Regional and Urban Economics
    Introduction to Econometrics 1
    Emerging and Transitional Economies

    Optional modules:
    History of Political Thought
    Security Studies in a Changing World
    Business, Government & Society
    International Business Economics
    Introduction to Econometrics 2
    Political Ideologies and Theories
    French Politics and Society
    German Politics and Society
    Politics and Policies of the EU
    Russian and Eastern European Politics and Society
    East Asian Politics and Society
    South Asian Politics and Society
    North American Politics and Society
    Latin American Politics and Society

    Year 3

    You will spend this year in a professional placement or you may choose to take up an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students.

    See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year.

    Final Year

    Core modules:
    Politics & Economics Research Dissertation
    Research and Dissertation Skills
    Macroeconomic Policy
    Competition Policy – Theory
    Competition Policy – Practice

    Optional modules:
    EuroSim: Learning Negotiation through Simulation Games
    The International Relations of East Asia
    Religion and Politics in Contemporary Europe
    Political Communication
    The American Presidency
    Nationalism & Political Power
    Political Parties and Party Systems
    Conflict and Politics in Contemporary Balkans
    Contemporary Conflict
    Diplomacy and Soft Power
    The Far Right in Europe
    Understanding Foreign Policy
    Northeast Asia: From Conflict to Cooperation
    Gender and Politics
    Interest groups and lobbying
    Regions and Regionalism in Europe
    Contemporary Political Theory
    Political Leaders: Case Studies and Comparative Perspectives
    Intellectuals and Politics
    Power and Parliamentary Decision-Making
    Ethics and International Politics
    Politics of Development
    Politics of Sport
    BRICS and Emerging Power 
    Politics and Islam
    Britain and the EU
    Politics and Protest
    International Institutions
    African Politics
    Economics of Multinational Enterprise
    Applied Econometrics and Forecasting
    Economics of Business Organisations
    Economics of Innovation
    Economics of Entrepreneurship
    Financial Economics
    International Trade