Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Economics with Politics

Business and Economics

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich L1LF AAB 1 October 2018 22 June 2022
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time L1L2 AAB 1 October 2018 16 June 2021

Top 10

for all subject areas

The Times Good University Guide 2017

Among 1%

of Business Schools in the world

to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation

97%

of employed 2015 graduates

in professional or managerial roles six months after graduating

£27,396

Average starting salary

DLHE 2015

Economics with Politics course overview

Governments have a key role in affecting how economies behave and perform, and are often driven by political motives and ideology. These influences work on an international scale. This course equips you to for a range of careers in government and both national and international policy making institutions.

It enables you to understand how today’s globalised economy is shaped by important factors such as international relations, the role of national and international institutions (such as the IMF, WTO and the EU), politics and the legal system, whilst gaining an understanding of the core aspects of economics.

This highly flexible course has a wide range of optional modules to enable to tailor your degree towards your interests and career aspirations.

Teaching and learning methods

We are committed to helping you stand out in the increasingly competitive graduate job market and many of our graduates go on to enjoy rewarding careers with major international companies.

Our high quality courses develop skills valued by employers including independent learning and research, analytical skills, group work, presentation skills, project work, computer skills and numeracy. Our wide variety of optional modules enables students to focus on areas that they find most interesting.

Lectures are supported by online resources, tutorials, workshops, seminars and discussion groups. Some tutorials are streamed according to prior qualifications in mathematics and economics.

Two thirds of the course will be on Economics, with a third on Politics.

Enterprise ethos

We encourage a spirit of enterprise here at Loughborough. It’s a key part of the Loughborough experience and it can really boost your job prospects. Student Enterprise thrives on campus with a range of extra-curricular activities including business planning competitions, events, and support services for students with real business ideas.

Modules


Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Data Analysis I
  • Political Ideologies
  • Introduction to Democratic Government
  • Skills for Study and Employment

Optional modules

You can choose from a number of optional modules from a list including:

  • Data Analysis II
  • Introduction to Sociology: Identities and Inequality
  • Introduction to Sociology: Global, Cultural and Social Change
  • Introduction to Criminology and Social Policy
  • Applied Languages

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • British Politics
  • The Comparative European Politics

Optional modules

You can choose a number of optional modules from a list including:

  • Introduction to Financial Economics
  • Economics of the Financial System
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Transport Economics
  • Energy and the Environment
  • The Economics of Social Issues

Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Compulsory modules

  • Research Communication Skills for Economists

Optional modules

You can choose three modules in economics plus optional modules in politics.

  • Financial Economics and Asset Pricing
  • Developments in Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Developments in Microeconomics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • International Trade
  • Development Economics
  • Corporate Finance and Derivatives
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • International Money and Finance
  • Central Banking and Financial Crises
  • State, Violence and Terrorism
  • Nationalism, Politics and Religion
  • Civil Rights Movement in the US
  • Politics and Religion
  • Gender and Politics
  • The Asia Pacific in Global Politics
  • Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • Britain and the European Union
  • Art, Politics and Society
  • Post-War British Politics
  • Power, Violence and Human Suffering

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

For indicative information on modular weight, content and assessment type please see module specifications.


Assessment

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 20% coursework and 80% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, contribution in tutorials, group work, class tests, problem-sheets and computer-based exercises.

For an indicative overview of the aims, learning outcomes and structure of this course please see the programme specification.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information

L1LF Economics with Politics - BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS

A-Level
AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture and Citizenship Studies). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects.
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels (one of which must be an academic subject) at grades AB. National Diploma: DD plus one academic A Level at grade B. National Extended Diploma: D*D*D
Preferred subjects: Business
GCSE
Majority A/B (7/6) grades at GCSE including minimum grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent)

L1L2 Economics with Politics - BSc (Hons)

A-Level
AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture and Citizenship Studies). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects.
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels (one of which must be an academic subject) at grades AB. National Diploma: DD plus one academic A Level at grade B. National Extended Diploma: D*D*D
Preferred subjects: Business
GCSE
Majority A/B (7/6) grades at GCSE including minimum grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent)

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Preferred subjects

While no specific A Level (or equivalent) subjects are required, we strongly prefer combinations drawn from traditional (academic) subjects to demonstrate a range of numerical, analytical and discursive abilities. These A Levels include: Maths/Further Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, English Language/Literature, Languages (non-native) Government and Politics, Law, and Statistics.

If studying a BTEC qualification then Business is preferred, although other BTEC subjects may be considered when offered in combination with one or more academic A Levels outlined above.

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £16,000

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

Graduate destinations

Graduates enter a wide range of careers, often within areas such as banking, accountancy and finance, while others are employed in more general management positions.

Employers regularly place Loughborough in the top rank of universities for graduate recruitment. Example graduate destinations include: Experian - Financial Analyst, Goldman Sachs - Foreign Exchange Operations Analyst, Mazars - Trainee Chartered Accountant, and Royal Bank of Scotland - Fixed Income Bond Settlements.

Placements

You can choose to extend your degree by taking a year-long salaried professional placement, or by opting to study abroad for a year between the second and final year of your degree course. 

Our final year students regularly comment on how this experience aids their understanding of the material we teach in the final year and their employability prospects.

On successful completion, you will be awarded either a Diploma in Professional Studies or a Diploma in International Studies in addition to your degree.

Professional Placements

A salaried Professional Placement helps you test drive a career and stand out to employers. Your placement would typically be a graduate-trainee role with one of a broad range of major UK companies.

Our dedicated Placements Office help you secure a placement and work with over 400 leading employers of all sizes around the world who regularly target our students for salaried placement positions. Typically around 1/3rd of placement students are offered a graduate job by their placement employer.

Studying Abroad

Studying Abroad boosts your employability and helps you develop intercultural skills highly prized by employers.

It presents an opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture, improve your language skills (though you will be taught in English) and enhance your self-confidence. Our dedicated International Relations Office offers extensive support throughout the process. We have a wide range of partners in Europe, North and South America, East Asia and Australasia.

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Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: L1LF

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: L1L2