Politics and Economics

Aston University
Em Birmingham (Reino Unido)

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  • Birmingham (Reino Unido)
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Why choose this course?  Politics at Aston is currently ranked Top 20 in the UK for Employability in the latest Guardian University Guide and Sunday Times University Guide. Politics at Aston achieved 95% Overall Satisfaction in the 2014 National Student Survey. A robust, relevant business curriculum which is rooted in the real world. Economics at Aston is currently ranked top 20 in the UK in the 2015 Guardian University Guide. Opportunity to specialise in the areas of particular interest and relevance to your career.

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Requisitos: 4 years full-time with integrated placement year UCAS Code: LL12 Typical offers A Levels: ABB-BBB from three subjects. If your predicted grades are close to those stated in Aston's typical offers and if you are interested in Aston University and the courses we offer we encourage you to apply to us as one of your 5 UCAS choices. In addition to your predicted grades, when making offers we also consider your previous academic performance (eg AS grades, GCSEs), your school/college reference and the commitment and motivation you demonstrate for your chosen...


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The programme is designed to provide you with an intellectually rigorous and up-to-date education in the disciplines of Politics and Economics which will help you to identify and achieve your personal, academic and professional goals. The course takes a multidisciplinary approach for those wishing to draw the connections between political and economic phenomena. On the Politics side, you will acquire the ability to analyse and understand political problems, socio-cultural change and political institutions and structures. On the Economics side, you will develop a range of tools needed to solve a variety of complex economic problems. To facilitate this, you will familiarise yourself with appropriate research and analytical skills, developing an ability to investigate a range of political and economic issues, and gaining a sound understanding of how economic and political issues are often closely inter-related in today’s globalised mass society.

Sample module options: The modules below are indicative only. When an offer is made, students will receive a detailed programme specification which forms part of our terms and conditions.

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Year 1 Core modules:
Information Skills     LP1012 
Introduction to Politics     LP1019 
British Politics since 1945     LP1020 
Introduction to the European Union     LP1065

Introduction to Micro Economics     BS1163
Introduction to Macro Economics     BS1164
Introduction to Business Analytics     BN1116
Government Policies & Regulations     BS1182
Principles of Financial Accounting    BF1101


Year 2

Core modules:
Research Methods in Pol. and Soc. Studies     LP 2006
Comparative Government and Politics     LP 2007
Institutions and Policies of the European Union     LP2020
Introduction to Political Economy     LP 2022

Principles of Macroeconomics BS2241
Principles of Microeconomics BS2242
Regional and Urban Economics BS2268
Introduction to Econometrics 1 BS2247
Emerging and Transitional Economies BS2261

Plus 10 credits from the following list:
Business, Government & Society BS2246
International Business Economics BS2223
Introduction to Econometrics 2 BS2248

Year 3

Compulsory Placement Year

Final Year

Core modules:
Politics & Economics Research Dissertation BS3xxx
Macroeconomic Policy BS3365
Competition Policy - Theory    BS3325
Competition Policy - Practice    BS3327

Choose 50  Politics credits from the following optional modules:
The International Relations of East Asia     LP3015 
Religion and Politics of Contemporary Europe LP3016
Political Communication     LP3018 
The American Presidency     LP3019 
Nationalism & Political Power     LP3020 
Political Parties and Party Systems     LP3024 
Conflict and Politics in Contemporary Balkans     LP3025 
Contemporary Conflict     LP3028 
Diplomacy and Soft Power    LP3029
The Far Right in Europe     LP3030 
The Challenges of Climate Change    LY3031
Understanding Foreign Policy    LP3033
Northeast Asia: From Conflict to Cooperation    LP3034
Gender and Politics    LP3035
Interest groups and lobbying    LP3036
Regions and Regionalism in Europe     LP3412 
Contemporary Political Theory     LP3416 
Political Leaders: Case Studies and Comparative Perspectives     LP3415

Choose 20 Economics credits from the following optional modules: 
Economics of Multinational Enterprise BS3332
Applied Econometrics and Forecasting BS3336
Economics of Business Organisations BS3340
Economics of Innovation BS3361
Economics of Entrepreneurship BS3347
Financial Economics BF3395
International Trade BS3348