Politics and Economics (with Foundation Year option) BA (Hons)

Through studying some of the biggest issues the world is facing today, on this course you’ll examine the significance of global politics and the factors that influence income, wealth and wellbeing.

Why study BA (Hons) Politics and Economics at BU?

  • Approach contemporary issues by focusing on the role the media plays in news across the world, reinforcing and challenging who gets what, how, why and where 
  • Expand your knowledge and attend conferences and speaker seminars, as well as field trips to places such as Westminster, local government and charities 
  • Learn from leading researchers in the fields of politics and political communication 
  • Get hands-on experience of elections as political pundits, expert guests or fact-checkers in staff-student run projects and talk shows 
  • Study alongside students from around the world at the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change; attend expert-led lectures, cultural tours and workshops 
  • Network with industry professionals and add valuable experience to your CV through a four-week or optional 30-week placement.

What you can achieve with a BA (Hons) Politics and Economics degree

Our BA (Hons) Politics and Economics degree aims to develop critically informed, agile, resourceful and independent graduates who are equipped to enter a range of potential careers.

These could include working in political and financial organisations and institutions (e.g. local government, the civil service, charities, NGOs, think tanks) and media jobs that rely on political and economic knowledge and understanding (e.g. political public relations, marketing, journalism, lobbying).

We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the media & communication skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree. 

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
LL21/LL22 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry: 104-120 UCAS tariff points from 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. All subjects are considered.

Foundation Year Entry Requirements for September 2021 and September 2022 entry: 48 - 72 UCAS tariff points.

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