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Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.1 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
StudyQA ranking:2781 Duration:36 months

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Description

This flexible degree is delivered jointly by Politics and Newcastle University Business School. It offers the exciting intellectual challenge of exploring two contrasting disciplines of central importance to the contemporary world.

  • In Politics, you study international politics, political thought and political systems from around the world.
  • In Economics you study mathematically focused modules in topics such as economic analysis, political economy, and analysing economic data.

The skills and knowledge you develop will equip you for a range of careers, and you will have the opportunity to specialise in either discipline as the degree progresses, if you choose to.

An optional year abroad is available, adding an international dimension to your study experience.

Quality and ranking

Politics at Newcastle achieved an impressive 93 per cent overall student satisfactionscore in the National Student Survey 2013.

Politics at Newcastle also ranks in the top 200 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 12075 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Please be aware that programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

  • ECO1002 Economic Analysis
  • ECO1005 Economic Applications and Data Analysis
  • ECO1010 Mathematics for Economics
  • POL1131 Studying Political Economy: Ideas, Theories and Skills

Optional modules

You choose two modules from the list below:

  • POL1017 Governing Under Pressure: The Politics of the UK & EU
  • POL1022 Introduction to Political Thought
  • POL1032 Introduction to International Politics
  • POL1046 Order & Disorder: The shaping of the 21st Century
  • POL1047 Power, Participation and Democracy: Comparative Perspectives

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

  • ECO2003 Economic Modelling
  • ECO2004 Microeconomic Analysis
  • ECO2005 Macroeconomic Analysis

Optional modules

You choose up to three modules from the following list:

  • POL2012 Politics of the Middle East
  • POL2022 Government and Politics of the USA
  • POL2034 The Politics and Policy of the European Union
  • POL2078 Critical International Politics
  • POL2079 Political Thought: Hobbes to Marx
  • POL2080 Political Thought: Conservatism, Nationalism and Fascism
  • POL2082 Political Violence and the Modern State
  • POL2087 Contemporary Russian Politics
  • POL2088 The Politics of Africa: Africa's Place in Global Politics

Other optional modules may also be available from within the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology or the wider University.

Stage 3

Optional modules

You choose 60 credits of optional ECO modules from the list below:

  • ECO3001 Advanced Microeconomics
  • ECO3002 Advanced Macroeconomics
  • ECO3004 Labour Economics
  • ECO3005 Behavioural Economics and Experimental Methods
  • ECO3006 Economics of Banking
  • ECO3007 Financial Stability
  • ECO3009 Price Discrimination
  • ECO3014 Public Economics
  • ECO3018 Financial Economics
  • ECO3021 Economics of Risk and Uncertainty
  • ECO3022 Health Economics
  • ECO3026 Industrial Economics and Policy
  • ECO3027 Economics of Development, Transition and Reform

You choose 60 credits of optional modules from the following list, to bring your total up to 120 credits:

  • POL3046 Dissertation in Politics
  • POL3047 Project in Politics: Semester 1
  • POL3048 Project in Politics: Semester 2
  • POL3059 Democracy and the Constitution
  • POL3063 European Union: Decision-Making Simulation
  • POL3071 Student Exchange: Semester 1
  • POL3076 Student Exchange (Dissertation Students)
  • POL3077 Global Poverty and Global Politics
  • POL3078 Britain and the European Union
  • POL3079 The Government and Politics of Italy
  • POL3081 International Political Thought
  • POL3082 Feminist Political Theory
  • POL3084 Student Exchange Semester 2 (dissertation/research project)
  • POL3085 Student Exchange: Semester 2
  • POL3090 The Rise and Fall of New Labour
  • POL3092 Political Parties and Elections in the UK
  • POL3095 The United Nations in a Global World
  • POL3100 History of World Political Thought
  • POL3098 War, Genocide, Terror: Understanding Organised Violence
  • POL3099 Power, Security and Protest in the Middle East
  • POL3101 Postcolonial Politics

Other optional modules may also be available from other subject areas offered by the University.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 90

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Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered.

- A Levels

AAA-ABB including General Studies. A or AS level Mathematics is desirable but not essential. GCSE Mathematics (minimum grade A) required if not offered at a higher level. A level subject combinations are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
At least one A level from a social science or humanities subject such as History, Government and Politics, Geography, English or Philosophy is preferred but not essential.

- Scottish Qualifications

AAAAA-AABBB at Higher Grade. Mathematics desirable but not essential. Mathematics at grade 2 Standard Grade (or Intermediate 2 equivalent) required if not offered at Higher Grade. Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted.

- International Baccalaureate

A minimum of 34-37 points. Higher Level Mathematics desirable at grade 5 or above. Standard Level Mathematics or Mathematical Studies required at grade 6 if not offered at Higher Level.

- Irish Leaving Certificate

A1A1A1ABB-A1A1B1B1B at Higher Level. Mathematics desirable but not essential. Grade A Mathematics required at Ordinary Level if not offered at Higher Level.

- Access Qualifications

Units in at least one of: British Politics, Geography, Historical Studies, Sociology and Philosophy. At least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction, including one of the subjects listed above, and in addition at least 15 level 3 credits at a minimum of Merit. In addition, a unit in Mathematical Studies is required with Distinction if evidence of mathematical ability is not demonstrated by previous qualification.

- BTEC Level 5 HND

Applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)

Applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

- Cambridge Pre-U

D3, D3, D3 - D3, M2, M2 in Principal Subjects. Mathematics is desirable but not essential. At least one from a social science or humanities subject such as History, Government and Politics, Geography, English or Philosophy is preferred but not essential. GCSE Mathematics (minimum grade A) required if not offered at a higher level. Combinations are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

- English Language Requirements

For this degree you will need a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Visit our International Students webpages to find out more about our English language admission requirements and English language support courses offered by INTO Newcastle University.

- International Foundation Programmes

If you are an international student and you do not meet the academic and English language requirements specified above, you should consider a preparation course at INTO Newcastle University, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree course. INTO Newcastle University is based on the University campus and offers a range of courses including the International Foundation in Business and Management.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

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    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Newcastle University.

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