What will I learn?
This challenging multidisciplinary degree combines Economics and political analysis, focusing on national and international themes and issues. It enables you to contextualise economic theory and practice within national and global political structures and behaviour. It also gives you a rounded perspective of how governments, companies and individuals function in the 21st century with up to date analysis and debate of key events.
Following a thorough initial grounding in both subjects, you can choose to specialise in either Economics or Politics and International Studies in your second and third years, continuing with the other subject as a minor, or opting for a Bipartite (dual) pathway in your final year. This offers significant flexibility and allows you to maintain a breadth of study while focusing on areas that particularly interest you. The combination of cultural intelligence and the abilities to sift, analyse and articulate information using economic and political perspectives is welcomed by a range of employers. Our graduates find employment in the UK, Europe and internationally within private-sector settings including banking, finance, marketing and insurance, as well as the civil service, other government bodies and non-governmental organisations. Common roles include policy analysts, market analysts and managerial posts.
In your first year you will take five modules, including core economics, quantitative and politics modules, and one full-weight (or two half-weight) optional modules. In your second year you study three core modules and one or two options. The final year is very flexible, with up to six optional modules and one core module, The Making of Economic Policy.
How will I learn?
You will have an average of 8 to 10 hours of lectures and 3 to 5 hours of seminars per week, plus a combination of short tests, exercises and essays each term. An effective personal tutor system provides individual support to students. The Department is open and welcoming, encouraging one-to-one interaction between our world-leading academics and our students. All our degrees include core modules in economic analysis and quantitative techniques, required modules (which vary with degree course) and optional modules. Great flexibility in the optional modules permits you to either specialise or diversify, also allowing you to select modules outside Economics.
How will I be assessed?
Modules in Economics are typically assessed through a mix of examination and coursework, and almost all of our students produce a third-year project. In all Economics courses (except Mathematics and Economics, MORSE, MMORSEand Liberal Arts), the first year is a qualifying year; your final degree classification is determined on performance in the second and third years.
What opportunities are there for study abroad?
We support student mobility through study abroad programmes and all students have the opportunity to apply for an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities. The Study Abroad Team based in the Office for Global Engagement offers support for these activities, and the Department’s dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance.
A level A*AA to include grade A*/grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate 38 points, to include grade A*/grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) or 4 in Higher Level Mathematics or 5 in Standard Level Mathematics or Maths Studies.
These normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).
Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units, and grade A in A level Mathematics or equivalent.
Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more nformation please visit the international entry requirements page.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference. We are considering innovative ways to broaden how we assess candidates, so you are advised to check our website prior to applying in case we have introduced any changes.
Open Days All students who have been offered a place are invited to visit. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us. We want to make our admissions process as straightforward as possible, so find out more about how to make an application, alongside the latest entry requirements.
What modules could I study?
In your first year core modules may include core economics, quantitative and politics modules, and one full-weight (or two half-weight) optional modules. In your second year you study three core modules and one or two options. The final year is very flexible, with up to six optional modules and one core module, The Making of Economic Policy.
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
Where can my degree take me?
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Aston Martin, Goldman Sachs, House of Commons, British Red Cross, L'Oréal.
Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Management Consultant, Graduate Buyer, Analyst, Marketing Executive, Trainee Secondary School Teacher.
A level: A*AA to include grade A*/grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics.
IB: 38 points to include grade A*/grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) or 4 in Higher Level Mathematics or 5 in Standard Level Mathematics or Maths Studies.
Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)
3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)
Department of Economics
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
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Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.
For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.
This information is applicable for 2018 entry.