Join two departments recognised for their high quality research and teaching; in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 70% of the Department of Politics and International Relations' research outputs were rated in the top three categories from 'internationally excellent' to 'world leading', and teaching in the Economics Department has received a score of 22 out of 24 by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Develop an in'depth understanding of economics at all levels; rom the company to the state, and beyond. The curriculum is advanced and reflects the most recent research in the two disciplines. Study in a warm, engaging environment with student'friendly academic and administrative staff, supported by a Personal Adviser who will guide you through your choice of course units, examinations and will advise you on your progress. Gain a broad spectrum of transferable skills that can be applied in the workplace and enjoy excellent employment prospects.
Economics Year 1: principles of economics; quantitative methods; economics workshop. Year 2: microeconomics; macroeconomics; quantitative methods 2. Year 3: economics of warfare; experimental economics; game theory; political economy; topics in finance; development and economic history; economics of life; econometrics; financial econometrics; origins of financial crises; environmental economics; industrial economics; economics of inequality; dissertation unit. Politics Year 1: introduction to politics and government; introduction to international relations; classic and contemporary readings in politics and international relations; introduction to research methods in politics and international relations. Year 2: European integration since 1945; comparative political institutions; democracy in Britain; contemporary political theory; the politics of migration and ethnicity; modern political thought. Year 3: issues in contemporary Europe; political sociology; the politics of the internet and the information society; the politics of modern Germany; radical political theory; the politics of toleration; social justice: from theory to practice; comparative democracy and elections; issues in democratic theory; young people's politics; advanced seminar in British politics; advanced seminar in British politics 1; advanced seminar on British politics 2. International Relations Year 3: issues in contemporary Europe; the British in India (a social and political history); great powers and great debates in international politics; contemporary middle east politics; issues in United States foreign policy; advanced readings in global studies; comparative foreign policy; gendered communities (women and nationalism in the middle east, north Africa and south Asia); transnational security studies; resistance to global governance; the politics of Africa.
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees|
|BSc (Hons)||£15,200 Academic year. First year overseas fees|
|BSc (Hons)||£9,000 Academic year. First year home fees|
- GCE A-level ABB
- Irish Leaving Certificates ABBBCC
- International Baccalaureate 32
- European Baccalaureate 75%
- SQA Advanced Higher AB
- Course specific
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
- SQA Higher AABBB
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- The course is well organised and is running smoothly 88%
- I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 83%
- The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 60%
|Studying and working||8|
Total Written: 71%
Total Coursework: 24%
Total Practical: 5%