Economics

BSc POLITICS AND ECONOMICS

Key details 

BSC POLITICS AND ECONOMICS

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
LL12
Entry Requirements
ABB
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

In your first year, you'll be assessed through a balanced mix of coursework and exams. Coursework is deliberately varied, and can include essays, presentations, and group work. 

Each piece of assessment plays a role both in checking your progress, and in supporting your continued learning. Assessment is moreover an opportunity to develop your employability. We aim constantly to provide you both with the broadest workplace skills, and with the evidence you need to showcase these skills to employers. 

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Assessment for Year 2

In your second year, assessment continues via coursework and exams. The variety of coursework widens and may include essays, presentations, group work, technical exercises, a research project, and viva voce conversations. 

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Assessment for Year 3

By your final year, the range of assessment type broadens even further. You may choose to write a dissertation, in which case this will replace one of your taught modules. A balance of coursework and exams remains, but – in a range of assessments that may include case studies, projects, and poster presentations – you’ll be given more autonomy to choose your own topics and develop original submissions. You’ll be encouraged to find your own voice and to articulate arguments competently and rigorously in different situations. 

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Students with A-level Maths or equivalent will be enrolled on ECO-4003A Mathematics for Economists instead of ECO-4001A Introductory Mathematics for Economists.

Assessment for Year 1

In your first year, you'll be assessed through a balanced mix of coursework and exams. Coursework is deliberately varied, and can include essays, presentations, and group work. 

Each piece of assessment plays a role both in checking your progress, and in supporting your continued learning. Assessment is moreover an opportunity to develop your employability. We aim constantly to provide you both with the broadest workplace skills, and with the evidence you need to showcase these skills to employers. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Students will select no more than 60 credits in any semester.

Assessment for Year 2

In your second year, assessment continues via coursework and exams. The variety of coursework widens and may include essays, presentations, group work, technical exercises, a research project, and viva voce conversations. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Students will select 120 credits in total across Option Ranges A & B. Students may only select 20 credits for ECO-5* modules in their final year. Students will study no more than 70 credits in any semester. Students may only take one Dissertation module.

Assessment for Year 3

By your final year, the range of assessment type broadens even further. You may choose to write a dissertation, in which case this will replace one of your taught modules. A balance of coursework and exams remains, but – in a range of assessments that may include case studies, projects, and poster presentations – you’ll be given more autonomy to choose your own topics and develop original submissions. You’ll be encouraged to find your own voice and to articulate arguments competently and rigorously in different situations. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

ABB excluding General Studies or BBB excluding General Studies, with an A in the Extended Project

T Levels

No acceptable pathways for 2022 entry

BTEC

DDM. Excluding BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration

Scottish highers

AAABB

Scottish highers advanced

BCC

Irish leaving certificate

3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3

European Baccalaureate

75%

International Baccalaureate

32 points

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics at a minimum of Grade B or Grade 5 at GCSE and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 at GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

INTO UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

If you do not meet the academic and/or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree: 

International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture (for Year 1 entry to UEA) 

International Foundation in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences (for Year 1 entry to UEA) 

International Year One in Business Management and Economics (for Year 2 entry to UEA) 

Alternative ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level. 

Important note

Once enrolled onto your course at UEA, your progression and continuation (which may include your eligibility for study abroad, overseas experience, placement or year in industry opportunities) is contingent on meeting the assessment requirements which are relevant to the course on which you are enrolled.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading): 

IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) 

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.   

INTO University of East Anglia

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study: 

Pre-sessional English at INTO UEA 

Academic English at INTO UEA 

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time. 

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

The course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake is in September each year. 

Course Reference Number: 4479402

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

See our Tuition Fees page for further information. 

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

View our information about Additional Course Fees. 

 

Course Reference Number: 4479402

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option. 

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges. 

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.

Course Reference Number: 4479402
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
LL12
Entry Requirements
ABB
Duration (years)
3
Discover how money and power interact. Few economic questions are untouched by political themes. So this degree combines a thorough grounding in economic analysis with the study of theory and practice of politics. Taught jointly by the School of Economics and the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies, you'll gain high-level training in economics alongside detailed insight into political science. By mastering the tools of both political and economic inquiry, you’ll be able to make wider-reaching predictions and more confident real-world recommendations. You’ll learn to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses both of markets and of governments. And you’ll leave UEA in an excellent position to pursue a range of careers, including in business, consulting, banking, politics, insurance, and the Civil Service.
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