Politics and economics are closely related disciplines. In the first year you will take four politics and four economics modules. You can choose from core modules in macroeconomics, microeconomics and the quantitative techniques used in economic investigation taught in the School of Economics and Finance, combined with modules in introductory politics, comparative government and politics, and international relations, taught by the School of Politics and International Relations. In your second and third years you can continue to split your studies in equal proportions, or you can specialise according to how your interests develop.
Year 1: Core modules: Introduction to politics; economics options include: economic principles; mathematical methods in economics and business 1; microeconomics 1; macroeconomics 1; introductory statistics for economics and business. Years 2 and 3: Politics options include: Modern political thought I and II; British political system; Latin American politics; the history and politics of the new left; European intergration and the European Union as a political system; selected topics in British government; managing the public sector; politics; poverty and people; research project; the politics of democratic spain; the politics of economic ideas; economics options include: games and strategies; microeconomics 2; macroeconomics 2; statistical methods in economics; introductory econometrics.
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees||Fee type|
- GCE A-level AAA-A*AA
- SQA Advanced Higher AAA
- European Baccalaureate 80%
- International Baccalaureate
- SQA Higher
- GCSE/SQA Standard Grade