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BA (Hons) Politics & Economics (with Foundation Year option)

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  • Entry requirements
    For September 2022 and September 2023 entry: 104-120 UCAS tariff points from 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.

    Numeracy and Literacy: GCSE English and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.

    International entry requirements:
    Please see below some examples of the qualifications for entry onto Year 1 for September 2022 and September 2023 entry:

    Chinese Senior High School Graduation Certificate (Huikao) average 80%, or Gaokao 61-71%. Grade depends on the course
    Hong Kong HKDSE Diploma (4,4,3 to 4,4,4 from three subjects). Grade depends on the course
    All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Standard XII) 60-70%
    Italian Esame di Stato with 60-70%. Grade depends on the course
    Titulo de Bachillerato with 6 or 7. Grade depends on the course

    For September 2022 and September 2023 entry:


    If English is not your first language you\'ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component or equivalent.
  • Academic Title
    BA (Hons)
  • Course description
    Why study BA (Hons) Politics and Economics at BU? Approach contemporary issues by focusing on the role the media plays in news across the world, reinforcing and challenging who gets what, how, why and where  Expand your knowledge and attend conferences and speaker seminars, as well as field trips to places such as Westminster, local government and charities  Learn from leading researchers in the fields of politics and political communication  Get hands-on experience of elections as political pundits, expert guests or fact-checkers in staff-student run projects and talk shows  Study alongside students from around the world at the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change; attend expert-led lectures, cultural tours and workshops  Network with industry professionals and add valuable experience to your CV through a four-week or optional 30-week placement. Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the media and communication skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.

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