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Politics, Philosophy and Economics with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

York St John University

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UCAS CODE: L2N9

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    York St John University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

York Business School Foundation Year

This course gives you the core knowledge and skills to start your academic journey. Prepare for a fulfilling and responsible career in business.

Completing a Foundation Year will get you ready for university level study and give you the knowledge and experience to excel in your chosen course. This is your chance to build confidence and skills as you prepare for your degree.

Course overview

On this course we keep your learning relevant by focusing on issues we face today, from democracy to environmental impact, and on potential solutions to these problems. While investigating complex philosophical questions you will also gain practical, employable skills which can be applied to a wide range of careers. In your Economics modules you will investigate:

  • Econometrics modelling
  • Economic policy
  • Factors affecting income, wealth and wellbeing in an economy
  • Environmental economics
  • How economic metrics can be used to measure and enhance happiness in society.

While in Politics and Philosophy you will explore wide ranging topics such as:

  • Social justice and inequality
  • Globalisation and the changing role of the state
  • Morality, evil and suffering
  • Genetic engineering
  • State security
  • Responses to climate change.

Assessment

We use a wide variety of assessment types, which help you to develop skills relevant to the workplace. This includes:

  • Written assignments
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Exams
  • Practical activities.

You will receive feedback on your work throughout each module. This will help you to improve your work for your graded assessments. We will advise you on developing your skills, useful areas for research and how to extend your business knowledge further.

Career outcomes

Your future with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics

This course will give you the skills to succeed in many different careers relating to economics and politics. These include skills in problem solving, developing arguments, analysing and evaluating information, collaboration, independent working and communication.

This degree could be the first step toward your career in:

  • Accountancy
  • External audit
  • Analytics
  • Local government
  • Policy development
  • The Civil Service.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,000per year

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

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UCAS Points : 48

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University information

York St John University

  • University League Table

    104th

  • Campus address

    York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, York, YO31 7EX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    79th out of 84

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    96 46%

    76th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    9th

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