BA Economics and Politics modules

This dual honours degree focuses on the interaction between economic and political aspects of the modern world. The course analyses political ideas, institutions and practices. It also gives you a solid grounding in modern economic theory. You'll explore the issues underlying current debates in economic policy. And you'll develop the quantitative and analytical skills essential for economists to make informal judgments. 

These modules are for students starting in September 2020. 

Year one

Economics core

Economic Analysis and Policy

Economic Analysis and Policy provides you with an introduction to microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis together with examples of their application in order to develop your understanding of the roles in economic policy making.

Mathematical Methods for Economics 1 (non-A Level Maths) or 2 (A Level Maths)

Mathematical Methods for Economics 1 (non-A Level Maths) and 2 (A Level maths) both give an insight into the importance of mathematical methods in economic analysis. Introduce a range of mathematical techniques. Give an understanding of how and when to apply the techniques. The modules will include revision of basic concepts of algebra, equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, differential calculus, optimisation and geometry.

Politics core

  • Analysing Politics

Politics options

Two from

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Introduction to Global Political Economy
  • Introduction to Western Political Thought
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • British Politics

Year two 

Economics core

  • Statistics and Econometrics

Economics options

Two from:

  • International Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Intermediate Finance
  • Public Economics
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Economic Decision-making
  • Macroeconomic Policy
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics

Politics core

  • Political Analysis: Research Design and Data Analysis

Politics options

Two from:

  • International Relations Theory
  • Political Theory in Practice
  • Contemporary Security Challenges
  • Development
  • The Political Economy of Global Capitalism
  • Human Rights: Power & Politics
  • Oppression and Resistance
  • The Left: Past, Present and Future
  • The Politics and Government of the European Union

Final year

Economics core

  • Economics in Action

Economics options

Two from:

  • Education Economics
  • Political Economy
  • International Trade
  • Monetary Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Economic Analysis of Inequality and Poverty
  • Economics of Gender and Race
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Economics of Innovation

Politics options

  • Option A - Dissertation in Politics and one taught module
  • Option B - Dissertation in Political Analysis and one taught module
  • Option C - Work-based learning dissertation and one taught module
  • Option D - Research Project and two taught modules

Example optional modules such as:

  • Anti-Politics and Democratic Crisis
  • Parliamentary Studies
  • Britain and the European Union
  • Hunger in the Global North
  • Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence
  • Narcopolitics

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, outcomes of reviews, and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Information last updated: 4 August 2020


Results and Clearing 2020

Results and Clearing 2020

We have places available on some courses for additional high-achieving students through Clearing and Adjustment.