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Economics, Politics and International Studies (BSc) (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)



Full-time 2019 entry, A*AA, IB 38

This challenging degree crosses subject boundaries, combining economics and political analysis. It enables you to contextualise economic theory and practice within national and global political structures and behaviour.

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The course gives a rounded perspective of how governments, companies and individuals function in the 21st century, with up-to-date analysis and debate of key events. You can maintain a breadth of study while focusing on areas that interest you, particularly during your final year when you’ll have flexibility to select up to six optional modules alongside a core module in The Making of Economic Policy.

Our guest lectures enable you to learn from and interact with leading business and policymaking figures.

You can choose to specialise either in Economics, or Politics and International Studies in your second and third years, continuining with the other subject as aminor; or opt for a Bipartite (dual) pathway in your final year. Within your course regulations, we will permit you to choose any year-specific option offered by any department in the University, provided that you satisfy the pre-requisites or other requirements for that module and that the offering department permits you to take the module. The final degree classification is determined by your second and final year marks and each contributes 50%.

Combination of lectures and small group support and feedback classes.

Class size

Lecture size will naturally vary, especially for the optional modules, but also for core lectures. Some of the larger modules may have 200-450 in them and you will then typically have weekly Support and Feedback classes where class size typically averages around 15-20.

Contact hours

There will be approximately 3 hours of contact time per day, making 15 hours on average per week.

This varies across each year and between Economics and PAIS, as will the types of assessments. Typically in year 1, you will have more formative assessments than in years 2 and 3, with a typical module being based 20% on coursework and 80% on the final examination. However, some PAIS modules have more coursework based assessments. The final degree classification is determined by your second and final year marks and each contributes 50%.

We currently offer an exciting range of opportunities for you to spend a year abroad studying in a higher education institution either in Europe, at the University of Monash in Australia, or with our partners in China and Canada. Studying overseas can add immeasurably to your personal development, future study and career opportunities. It will also offer you an opportunity to experience an alternative university system. If you’re successful in gaining a Study Abroad placement, your degree programme will become a four year programme and, assuming you pass sufficient modules whilst abroad, the title of your course changes to add the suffix ‘with Study Abroad’ to the existing title (e.g. BSc Economics with Study Abroad).

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A level: A*AA to include A/grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics

IB: 38 to include 4 in Higher Level Mathematics or 5 in Standard Level Mathematics or Maths Studies

  • 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 information 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.

Year 1
  • Economics 1
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Introduction to Politics
  • World Politics
  • Plus up to two optional modules

Year 2/3

BSc Economics Pathway

Year Two:

  • Economics 2
  • Applied Econometrics or Econometrics 1
  • Political Theory from Hobbes or Theories of International Relations
  • Plus up to two optional modules
Year Three:
  • The Making of Economic Policy
  • Plus up to six optional modules
BA Politics And International Studies Pathway

Year Two:

  • Economics 2
  • Political Theory from Hobbes
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Plus up to two optional modules

Year Three:

  • The Making of Economic Policy
  • Plus up to six optional modules

Selection of optional modules that current students are studying

Economics of Public Policy, Behavioural Economics, War and Economy, Topics in Applied Economics, Justice, Democracy and Citizenship

  • Bank of America Merill Lynch
  • Gambling Commission
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Loreal
  • JP Morgan
Job titles
  • Treasury associate
  • Investment Banker
  • Analyst
  • Audit Associate
  • Equity Trader

Entry Requirements

A level A*AA to include A/grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics

IB 38 to include 4 in Higher Level Mathematics or 5 in Standard Level Mathematics or Maths Studies


Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

3 years Full Time

Start date

24 September 2019

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
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Other course costs
You may need to purchase additional books for this course

This information is applicable for 2019 entry.

Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.

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  • Economics, Politics and International Studies (LLD2)

  • Economics and Global Sustainable Development (L1L8)

  • French and Economics (R1L1)

  • German and Economics (R2L1)

  • Hispanic Studies and Economics (R4L1)

  • Italian and Economics (R3L2)

  • Liberal Arts (LA99)

  • Modern Languages and Economics (R9L1)

  • MMORSE (Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics) (G0L0)

  • MORSE (Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics) (GLN0)

  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics (L0V0)