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Politics & IR with Economics BSc

The central aim of the Economics minor is to enable you to understand and think rigorously about economic theory, and about the causes, consequences and implications of economic events, trends and ideas.

Politics & IR with Economics BSc

The Politics & International Relations with Economics BSc will equip you to analyse political institutions and their actions effectively. You will gain a deeper understanding of states, how they interact with each other, and the comparisons between them, as well as learning about the wider structures which influence human well-being and wealth. You will also develop the quantitative skills needed to engage with academic economics as commonly practised. You will take a course in political theory, and compare that with your knowledge of current political institutions and the real-life economic events and decisions which take place within them.  

Award:

BSc (Hons) Politics & International Relations with Economics

UCAS code:

L496

Location:

Bloomsbury, London

Entry requirements:

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Study mode:

Full-time

Start date:

16th September 2019 (see term dates)

Duration:

3 years

Annual tuition fees:

UK, EU, EEA & Swiss: £9,250

International: £14,000

Teaching & learning

You will experience an average of over 10 high-quality contact hours with academics per week, typically consisting of:

  • 6 hours of degree lectures
  • 1-hour one-to-one tutorial
  • 1-hour small group tutorial
  • 1.5 hours LAUNCH seminar
  • 2 hours NCH Diploma lectures

A taste of life at NCH

Timetables

Timetables are usually made available to students during Freshers’ Week. Teaching can be scheduled to take place during any day of the week. However, when possible, Wednesday afternoons are usually reserved for sports and cultural activities.

Your qualification

New College of the Humanities’ degrees have been designed and created by the College’s world-class professors and faculty. The courses reflect their areas of expertise and research interests, meaning that they are strongly engaged with the material that they will teach you, and there may be opportunities for students to participate in active research. Read more

In the case of the Politics & International Relations major and minor, the curriculum was overseen and advocated by Professor Vernon Bogdanor CBE, BA, MA (Oxon), FBA, Research Professor at the Institute of Contemporary History, King’s College London, formerly Professor of Government at the University of Oxford, Fellow of the British Academy, Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences and a former adviser to a number of governments, including those of Albania, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

In the case of the Economics major and minor, the curriculum is overseen and advocated by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, BSc (Delhi), BA, MA, PhD (Cantab), FBA, FAAAS, who has the rare distinction of being a Fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences. Sir Partha has taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the University of Cambridge and the University of Manchester.

New College of the Humanities has undergone a review for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). NCH is subject to educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) under the UK Visas and Immigration’s Tier 4 sponsorship requirements. See QAA for more information.

The New College of the Humanities undergraduate degree programmes have been validated by Solent University as being of an appropriate standard and quality and will lead to the Solent University award of the BSc (Hons).

To reflect the greater richness of your studies and the additional Core Courses and professional development programme that you study at the College, you will be awarded the NCH Diploma in addition to your degree. The diploma sets you apart from other graduates by marking the greater breadth of your education at the College. The NCH Diploma is a non-credit bearing award.

Programme specifications