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Economics with Politics with professional placement or study abroad BSc (Hons)

University of Bath

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    02-OCT-23

  • 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

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25 January

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A level : A*AA

A*AA including Mathematics.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:grade A in an EPQgrade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificategrade A in AS level Further Mathematicsgrade B in a fourth A level, whe

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University information

University of Bath

  • University League Table

    8th

  • Campus address

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

The university boasts a vibrant international student community. Over 145 nationalities are represented among its 3,600 international students.
The International Student Advice team offers an international orientation programme and mentoring scheme to help students settle into life in the UK.
University of Bath alumni can be found contributing positively in countries worldwide, and many continue their association with Bath long after graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 84

    9th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    165 79%

    12th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%

    5th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    33rd

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    180 83%

    11th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    93.0 93%

    7th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    35th

    14

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