Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Our Politics and Economics BSc allows you to examine how political and economic factors affect public and private decision'making. You will get to grips with who and what affects contemporary domestic and international issues while also acquiring technical expertise in quantitative and computing skills plus an understanding of micro and macroeconomic principles, and of advanced macroeconomics.

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: Political science methods; central themes in political thought; modern British politics; mathematics and statistics for economics; microeconomic principles; macroeconomic principles. Level 2 Core: Comparative politics; macroeconomic principles 2; introduction to economic modelling; microeconomic principles 2. Options: Asia'Pacific international relations: modern east'west encounters; democracy and democratisation; international relations; issues in American politics; US foreign policy: World War II to the end of the cold war; the holocaust. Level 3: Optional Work placement.. (for thick'sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: Advanced topics in economic theory; European Union politics: problems and prospects; dissertation or economic project. Options: Econometric methods and applications; managerial and industrial economics; the economics of labour markets; international money and finance; the Arab'Israeli conflict; globalisation and governance; empire, imperialism, hegemony; India and the world: the international relations of a rising power; media, politics and power in America; marx and Marxism; parties and voters in the UK; intelligence and national security; theory and practice of cultural diversity; fascisms; the second world war; the history and politics of heritage; history, travel and the sea; rethinking modern Europe: borders, nations and identities since 1850.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Sandwich
BSc (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Sandwich
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABB
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • IELTS 6.5
  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • GCE A-level BBB
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)

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96% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 94%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 96%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 84%

£20,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

95% Go on to work and/or study

In work 65
Studying 20
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

17% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 45%

Total Coursework: 55%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation