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Economics and Politics BSc (Hons)

Aston University, Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Aston University is The Guardian's 'University of the Year' 2020.****Course outline**As a student on the BSc (Hons) Economics and Politics course, you’ll have the 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 acquire the ability to analyse and understand political problems, socio-cultural change and political institutions and structures.You’ll develop an ability to investigate a range of political and economic issues, and gain a sound understanding of how economic and political issues are often closely interrelated in today’s globalised mass society. You’ll become familiar with a range of tools needed to solve a variety of complex economic problems, and develop research and analytical skills, equipping you with highly relevant, adaptable skills that are transferable across whatever career path you choose.**Key benefits**- As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement year, gaining valuable practical experience that employers demand.- Politics at Aston is ranked 11th in the UK for ‘research quality’ (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020)- Employed Aston business/economics graduates earn £11,000 (40 per cent) more than the UK average, five years after graduation (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2020).- Politics at Aston is ranked 6th in the UK for the percentage of graduates in employment or further study, five years after graduating (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2020).- Economics modules delivered by the triple-accredited Aston Business School – one of just 1 per cent of business schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation.- Aston economics graduates are some of the most employable in the UK - ranked 5th in the UK for ‘career prospects’ (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020).

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,950per year

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A level : BCC - BBB

BBB: Standard offer // BBC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B // BCC: Contextual offer (Please see this webpage for more details - https://www.aston.ac.uk/undergraduate/contextual-offer-aston-ready)

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University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

The Aston international pre-master's programme is for international students who want to accomplish a postgraduate degree at Aston Business School.
Extensive support including help gaining work experience, free English language support and a range of scholarships to help talented international students.
Over 250 partnerships in around 45 countries with a range of high profile institutions across the world, plus an amazing global network of alumni.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 80 12

    34th out of 86 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    117 53%

    43rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%

    18th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    51st

    23
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    113 54%

    46th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    15th

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    60th

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