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Wolverhampton Business School

Economics and Politics with Sandwich placement

BA (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

The BA (Hons) Economics & Politics course aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of economic principles, issues around the creation of political relationships and how these factors combine to influence the political environment.

The BA (Hons) Economics & Politics course aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of economic principles, issues around the creation of political relationships and how these factors combine to influence the political environment.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code L113
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Sandwich
  • Course Length Sandwich (4 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

The BA (Hons) Economics & Politics course aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of economic principles, issues around the creation of political relationships and how these factors combine to influence the political environment. Through the use of a wide range of concepts, approaches, research techniques and learning forums the course will equip students with a range of personal and intellectual skills in preparation for a career in economics, politics and general management fields.

What happens on the course?

On a sandwich course, your third year will be a supervised placement. This gives you the opportunity to apply and develop the knowledge and skills you have gained in the first two years of your course, before you move on to your final year.

Potential Career Paths

This degree course will develop much needed skills and abilities in successful students. Specifically the course will create graduates who have an in-depth knowledge of economic principles and of the political process which should be valuable in general management in both the private and public sectors.
 
The graduates from this programme would have a range of skills that are in demand from employers, as demonstrated by the survey carried out by the Economics Network in 2012. Another survey of economics employers in the public sector identified the two dominant of areas of work as producing briefing material and preparation of policy advice. The proposed course would provide its graduates with the skills to effectively address these tasks.
 
This course would provide access to a range of career opportunities, as demonstrated by the following recent job advertisements:
 
·         Speechwriter – private sector
·         Graduate Policy Advisor – central government
·         Conference Producer – private sector
·         European Advisor – policy organisation
 
A range of career opportunities will be available, covering regional, national and international organisations. This will include by public sector and not for profit sector organisations as demonstrates by the examples provided above. There would also be opportunities in the business sector in terms of market research, trade associations and lobbying organisations.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:
  1. Apply economic reasoning to a range of issues and appreciate that a number of alternative explanations and prescriptions may exist.
  1. Use appropriate research methods, quantitative techniques and software packages to analyse data and evidence from a range of sources and to critically interpret the outcomes of this analysis.
  1. Demonstrate a good knowledge of economic and political concepts, tools and principles, and be competent in the application of the knowledge to a wide range of situations in a national or international context.
  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the political history, institutions and ideological traditions of the UK and one other area.
  1. Understand the interconnection between specific economic theories and specific political traditions.
  1. To appreciate the influence of regional, multinational and supranational institutions and organisations on the evolution of British politics.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12250 per year 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

 

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages



You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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