New College of the Humanities

Course Introduction

The central purpose of the Economics major is to help students understand the structures that influence well'being and wealth. The Economics programmes at the College encourage students to think critically about the building blocks of the discipline of Economics, as well as enable them to use their knowledge to understand economic events and decisions in the real world. The study of Politics comprises political theory looking at normative questions, and political science looking at the organisation of government. International Relations examines governance, institution'building and decision'making through an analysis of historical phenomena, economic conditions, diplomatic relations, security and socio'cultural linkages amongst state and non'state sectors. As a minor subject Politics and International Relations encourages students to engage with the theory and practice of state'building, as well as state and non'state engagement.

Course Modules

In your first year: Economics major: Introduction to Economics (30 credits) and Mathematics and Statistics (each 15 credits) and International Development (30 credits); Politics & International Relations minor: Modern Political Thought (30 credits);

In your second year: Economics major: Microeconomics I and Microeconomics II (each 15 credits) and Macroeconomics I and Macroeconomics II (each 15 credits) and Econometrics (30 credits); Politics & International Relations minor: Old Powers, New Powers: Imperialism, Colonialism & the Modern State (30 credits);

In your third year: Economics major: two from Finance I and Finance II (each 15 credits) or Political Economy (30 credits) or Economics Dissertation (30 credits), plus Applied Economics I and II (each 15 credits); Politics & International Relations minor: International Organisations: Global & Local (30 credits)

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £14,000 Overseas Fees