Politics and Economics (BSc(Econ))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc(Econ)

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 19700 per year

All study options

About Politics and Economics at Cardiff University

Tailored to your interests

Specialise in industrial economics, economic history, labour economics or international economics.

State of the art trading room

Prepare yourself for trading and risk management in a controlled environment equipped with Investor Simulations, TRETS and Bloomberg.

Links to political institutions

Benefit from links to Westminster parliament, Senedd Cymru, the European Union and NATO.

Experience politics in action

Choose a module taught in-conjunction with Westminster which includes teaching by clerks of the House of Commons and study visits.

Placement opportunities

Develop the skills, confidence and connections to accelerate your career.

The field of politics allows you to explore how parliaments and governments function and evaluate political ideas such as power, freedom, democracy, conflict, legitimacy or accountability as well as incorporating international relations.

Modules are varied, allowing you to explore how politics works in Britain and further afield as well as investigate how public policy is made. Other strands of work discuss justice, democracy, human rights and international relations; providing you with a broad understanding of politics tailored to your own particular needs.

Studying Economics at Cardiff will provide you with rigorous training that will be a useful grounding for your future career.

Is austerity economics the way to more sustained economic growth in the future? Should Europe retain the single currency? How can the NHS be reformed to increase efficiency and equity? These are just some of the many issues and debates which may lead you to study Economics with Politics.

Politics graduates find careers in a wide range of fields. A further option is to go on to postgraduate study.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc(Econ)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 19700 per year

Entry requirements

A Levels

ABB-BBB

Extended/International Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ/IPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

English requirements

Grade B or grade 6 in GCSE English Language.

At least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other subskills.

At least 90 overall with a minimum of 22 for writing and 20 in all other subskills.

At least 62 overall with a minimum of 69 in writing and a minimum of 62 in all other communicative skills.

II: a Distinction in Writing and at least one Distinction and two Merits in other components. III: at least a Pass in all components.

Please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our other accepted language qualifications.

What students think about Cardiff University

    Zoe, Biosciences, UK, 2021

    Testimonial from Zoe, Biosciences, UK, 2021, student at Cardiff University

    Cardiff really is surrounded by some scenic gems. It’s in the middle of everything and is so well connected with transport links that you can get pretty much everywhere and anywhere you want. 

    Ellie, Journalism, UK, 2020

    Testimonial from Ellie, Journalism, UK, 2020, student at Cardiff University

    I chose Cardiff because it felt right. It was the first open day I attended and even on that first visit I just really liked the feel of the city, with it already feeling like home. 

    Thao, PhD in Business and Management, Vietnam, 2022

    Testimonial from Thao, PhD in Business and Management, Vietnam, 2022, student at Cardiff University

    People are super friendly, and the city is affordable for students . . . There are also plenty of coffee shops and restaurants that you can hang out with your friends. 

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