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

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  • Entry requirements
    For September 2022 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:



    For September 2022 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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