Economics with Politics BSc

University of Buckingham
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Bachelor Degree
Location: Buckingham
Language: English

Program Description

The Economics with Politics bachelors degree programme is for students wanting to see how business activities are influenced by government (and vice-versa) and who wish to follow careers in politics, journalism or education.

The study of economics has been historically very closely linked to the study of politics. and this degree programme explores these connections between political and economic life.

The Economics with Politics programme employs a variety of teaching methods in this courses. Lectures and small group tutorials form the backbone of the teaching. Personal contact with members of the academic staff is considered to be essential if each student’s personal enthusiasm for their studies is to be stimulated. Courses emphasise problem solving as a means of reinforcing and cementing the important ideas.

Examples of non traditional teaching methods employed include occasional game playing to encourage discussion and understanding and competing groups of students trying to control a computer model of the economy in Principles of Macroeconomics.

Topics taught in the Economics with Politics bachelors degree programme include:

  • External Media Work Placement
  • Health Economics and Policy
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Industrial Organisation and Strategy
  • International Economics
  • Legal Economics
  • Macroeconomic
  • Mathematics for Economists
  • Media Studies
  • Microeconomic
  • Money, Banking and Financial Markets
  • Policy Issues in Less Developed Economies
  • Press Journalism
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Publication Design
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Regulation and Privatisation
  • Statistics for Business and Economics
  • The Economics of Europe
  • Welfare Economics

    A dissertation on an approved topic may be substituted for a written examination in one  Second-year elective with the approval of the lecturer

    Admission requirements

    Students wishing to study the Economics with Politics Bachelors degree programme must meet the following criteria:

    • 300 UCAS points,
    • English: IELTS of 6.0 + TOEFL of 213.

    This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:

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