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Politics with Economics (with placement) 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

    03-OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

On this degree you’ll combine the study of politics with an engagement in economic theory and practice. It will appeal if you’re interested in issues of global power, decision-making, democracy and inequality.

You’ll cover topics such as international politics, political ideologies and economic thought. You will explore a range of contemporary economic and political challenges facing national and international society, such as terrorism and climate change.

In your first year you'll focus on concepts and theories relating to both politics and international relations. You'll study economic theory and methodology, and explore contemporary political and economic systems.

In your second year you'll advance your knowledge in political and economic theory. You can focus your studies through optional units covering areas from global responses to international environmental crises, to the nature of UK Parliamentary politics. You'll also develop your skills in research design and methods.

You’ll carry out a year-long dissertation and select optional units relating to your interests in politics and economics, with themes such as financialisation, inter-state relations, and gender politics.

Placement

The placement year is an opportunity for you to use the theory you have learnt in a practical context. You will learn about an organisation and its area of work. This is an excellent opportunity to test potential career paths. Sometimes permanent jobs are offered to our students.

You’ll develop skills such as teamwork, planning, problem solving, decision making and project management. Employers value a year of professional work and you’ll gain an advantage in the job market.

Prepare for your future

Our politics graduates are found in a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector jobs. Popular destinations are jobs in the banking and finance industries, the media, public administration, and national, European and international political institutions and organisations. Many graduates have chosen to pursue an academic career with further study.

Recruiters include:

  • Amazon
  • American Chamber of Commerce to the EU
  • Civil Service
  • Interel
  • KPMG
  • Virgin Media

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : AAA - A*AB

AAA or A*AB in three A levels.We will not require a pass in any separate science practical endorsement for a science A level if you apply for entry in 2022 (or deferred entry in 2023).Alternative offer:AAB in three A levels plus one of:grade A in an EPQ,grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate,grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification,grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics.if you are eligible, a pass in the Access to Bath course or successful completion of another recognised wide

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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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