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The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Economics and Politics

Why choose this course?

The BA (Hons) Economics & Politics course aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of economic principles, issues around the creation of political relationships and how these factors combine to influence the political environment. Through the use of a wide range of concepts, approaches, research techniques and learning forums the course will equip students with a range of personal and intellectual skills in preparation for a career in economics, politics and general management fields.

What happens on the course?

Indicative Course Structure (Info correct on August 2017.

Semester 1 Starters:

Level 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

4EC001 Microeconomic Principles

20

C

4EC002 Macroeconomic Principles

20

C

4PO003 Introduction to British Politics

20

C

4BU005 Analytical Skills for Business

20

C

4GK006 Success in HE

20

C

4PO002 Introduction to International Relations

20

Level 5

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

5EC001 Economic Analysis and Methods

20

C

5EC003 Macroeconomics and Policy

20

C

5EC002 Microeconomic Theory and Policy

20

C

5SL007 Doing Quantitative Methods

20

O

5PO003 Political Ideologies

20

O

5PO004 World Politics

20

O

5PO006 Contemporary Britain

20

O

5PO005 Europe United

20

Level 6

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

6EC003 Public and Social Welfare Economics

20

C

6EC002 Critical Perspectives in Economics

20

C

6PO001 Democracy and Terrorism: Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland

20

C

6EC004 Researching Topics in Economics

20

C

6PO005 Security and Integration in the new Europe

20

C

6PO003 Political Theory

20

Career path

This degree course will develop much needed skills and abilities in successful students. Specifically the course will create graduates who have an in-depth knowledge of economic principles and of the political process which should be valuable in general management in both the private and public sectors.

The graduates from this programme would have a range of skills that are in demand from employers, as demonstrated by the survey carried out by the Economics Network in 2012. Another survey of economics employers in the public sector identified the two dominant of areas of work as producing briefing material and preparation of policy advice. The proposed course would provide its graduates with the skills to effectively address these tasks.

This course would provide access to a range of career opportunities, as demonstrated by the following recent job advertisements:

· Speechwriter – private sector

· Graduate Policy Advisor – central government

· Conference Producer – private sector

· European Advisor – policy organisation

A range of career opportunities will be available, covering regional, national and international organisations. This will include by public sector and not for profit sector organisations as demonstrates by the examples provided above. There would also be opportunities in the business sector in terms of market research, trade associations and lobbying organisations.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  1. Apply economic reasoning to a range of issues and appreciate that a number of alternative explanations and prescriptions may exist.
  1. Use appropriate research methods, quantitative techniques and software packages to analyse data and evidence from a range of sources and to critically interpret the outcomes of this analysis.
  1. Demonstrate a good knowledge of economic and political concepts, tools and principles, and be competent in the application of the knowledge to a wide range of situations in a national or international context.
  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the political history, institutions and ideological traditions of the UK and one other area.
  1. Understand the interconnection between specific economic theories and specific political traditions.
  1. To appreciate the influence of regional, multinational and supranational institutions and organisations on the evolution of British politics.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • 'A' Levels at grades BBC - CCC
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • AAT Level 3 Accounting
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • Successful completion of the foundation year of our BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year guarantees entry on to this course
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences guarantees entry on to this course

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please seehttp://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2018/9 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,700
Part time # £2,835

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Contact us

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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