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Economics & Politics with Study Year Abroad BSc (Hons)

University of Bath

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    03-OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The modern world needs thoughtful, politically-conscious, questioning economists. Become a professional who understands how economics and politics intertwine.In this course, you’ll examine the challenges facing individuals, countries and the international community. You will develop an understanding of government and society through core concepts such as power, justice, conflict, accountability, obligation, sovereignty and decision making. You will develop strong analytical skills which will aid your understanding of the institutional, UK and global context within which economic decisions and policy formation takes place.In your first year you'll study key concepts in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. You'll explore political theory and analysis, introducing central subjects such as power and the state, democracy and the climate crisis.In your second year you'll continue with more advanced study of political and economic theory. You'll study the exercise of power in societies and economies through an engagement with themes such as democratic theory, populist and nationalist politics, and the politics of race and gender.In your final year you'll explore your interests through a range of optional units in both economics and politics.By the end of the course, you will have an appreciation of the interface between economics and political science.Study in an enriched learning environmentYou will explore the diversity of economics, learning directly from academics whose passion, international collaborations and research activities feed directly into their teaching and contribute to your learning experience.Develop your professional skillsAn economics degree will equip you with the skills our employer and alumni networks have advised as necessary in the working environment or in the pursuit of further studies:critical and analytical thinkingquantitative skills to apply to real-life economic challengespresentation and communication skillsPrepare for your futureOur economics graduates are very successful in today’s competitive labour market. They pursue a range of careers in both the private and public sectors.Many of our graduates work as economists, financial or business analysts, researchers, accountants and tax professionals. They have worked for organisations such asDeloitteBank of EnglandErnst & Young (EY)AmazonUnilever

Application deadline

26 January

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A level : A*AA

A*AA including Mathematics.If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.A level - Alternative offer AAA Most of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers.AAA in three A levels including Mathematics plus one of:

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University information

University of Bath

  • University League Table

    10th

  • Campus address

    University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7AY, England

The University of Bath includes students and staff from all over the world. Over 130 nationalities are represented among nearly 4,000 international students.
Extra support is offered to students when they arrive, including collecting them from Heathrow Airport and organising a welcome programme of events.
English language support is available to non-native English speakers, helping them to continue building their language skills while they study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 80

    9th out of 86 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    171 78%

    14th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94.0 94%

    3rd

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    49th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    159 77%

    17th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    35th

    25

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