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Economics and Politics BA (Hons)

De Montfort University

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UCAS CODE: LL12

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview

An ideal course for those who want to explore how the interconnected structures, theories and policies of politics and economics influence the world today.

With an emphasis on applying theory to the real world, this degree will give you a thorough knowledge of the economic environment and how policy is formulated. It will give you an understanding of how political choices, processes and ideas shape government and public life.

Master the foundations of economic and political theory alongside a range of specialist modules, including British Government and Politics, Business Research and Analysis, Public Policy Making, Institutions and Financial Econometrics, and Power, Politics and Morality.

The course will also help you develop transferable skills for employment such as commercial awareness, communication, team working, independent research and critical analysis.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year:

  • Exam: 45%
  • Coursework: 55%

These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.

Graduate careers

A degree in Economics and Politics is ideal preparation for a career in business, finance and the civil service. Graduates are well prepared to enter a range of roles in these sectors due to their specialist knowledge and key transferable skills, such as commercial awareness, communication, team working, independent research and critical analysis.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 112

from at least two A Levels.Plus five GCSEs at grades A*–C (9 - 4) including English Language and Maths.

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University information

De Montfort University

  • University League Table

    101st

  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    65th out of 80 13

    53rd out of 86 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    92 42%

    69th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    56th

    25
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    45th

    17
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    95 46%

    74th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    46th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    27th

    22

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