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Politics with Economics 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


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Explore contemporary global challenges through the lens of politics and economics. These include climate change, inequality and international conflict.By combining the study of politics and economics, you’ll develop a deep understanding of how and why some of the biggest global decisions are made.You’ll gain fundamental knowledge of economic and political theory, and apply this to key challenges facing national and international society. This will allow you to critically analyse major issues, such as terrorism and climate change, and how we can respond to them.In Year 1, you’ll focus on the core concepts of politics, international relations and economics. You'll study micro and macroeconomic theory and methodology, and explore contemporary political and economic systems.In Year 2, you'll improve your knowledge of comparative politics, international security, and the economics of money and finance, while developing your skills in research design and methods. Through a broad range of optional units, you'll be able to start specialising your knowledge.In your final year, you’ll write a dissertation and study the history of economic thought. You’ll also choose from a range of optional units, giving you the freedom to explore topics that interest you and prepare you for your potential future career. Optional units may cover areas like radical politics, US security policy or international political economy.

Application deadline

25 January

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A level : AAA - A*AB

AAA or A*AB in three A levels.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 widening access programmeIf you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternati


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University information

University of Bath

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  • 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%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    180 83%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    93.0 93%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%



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