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BScEconomics and Political Science

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

A Joint Honours degree programme involves the study of two subjects to Honours degree level. If you study a subject in a Joint Honours programme, you work at exactly the same level and to the same academic standard as students taking that subject in a Single Honours programme. Joint Honours students are simply required to choose fewer topics from the range of options available in each half of the programme.

If you want to take advantage of a unique opportunity to be supported with a work placement opportunity as part of your final year, this course includes the opportunity to undertake a ‘Professional Development’ module as part of your optional module choices.

Programme structure

First year
Core modules
Principles of Economics
Applied Economics and Statistics
Three Politics modules
You must also take one of the following: (dependent on whether you have A level Mathematics)

Introduction to Mathematics for Economics
Mathematics for Economics
Second year
Core modules
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Optional modules
Three optional Politics modules
One module from the following list:

Econometrics
Behavioural and Experimental Economics
Financial Markets and Institutions
Development Economics
Environmental Economics
China and the World Economy
Contemporary Issues in the UK Economy
Mathematical Methods for Economics
Mathematical Methods for Statistics and Econometrics
Final year
You will take 60 credits worth of Economics and 60 credits worth of Politics modules. All modules listed are worth 20 credits unless stated otherwise.

Core modules
Economics Extended Essay (20 credits) or Politics Dissertation (40 credits)
You must take one or both of the following:

Advanced Microeconomics
Advanced Macroeconomics
Optional modules
If taking one of the above, you must choose four modules from the list below. If taking both, then three modules are taken from the list below:

Optional modules from Economics:

Advanced Behavioural and Experimental Economics
Advanced Financial Markets and Institutions
Labour Economics
Industrial Organisation
History of Economic Thought
International Trade Theory and Policy
Monetary Policy and Dynamic Macroeconomics
Decision Theory and Games
Public Economics
Health Economics
Economics of the European Union
The Political Economy of Russia
Professional Development
You will also take Politics optional modules.

Career opportunities

Your Birmingham degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends. If you make the most of the wide range of services you will be able to develop your career from the moment you arrive.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States