Politics and Economics (BA (Hons))

Newcastle University the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

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About Politics and Economics at Newcastle University

Course Overview

This flexible degree is delivered jointly by Politics and Newcastle University Business School.

At a Glance


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Degree Awarded
BA Honours

Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA-ABB
IB: 32-34 points

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Our Politics and Economics degree offers the exciting intellectual challenge of exploring two contrasting disciplines of central importance to the contemporary world.

In politics you study:

  • international politics
  • political thought
  • political systems from around the world

In economics you study mathematically focused modules in topics such as:

  • economic analysis
  • political economy
  • analysing economic data

The skills and knowledge you develop will equip you for a range of careers, and you will have the opportunity to specialise further in both disciplines as the degree progresses.

The option to spend a semester studying abroad at Stage 3 adds an international dimension to your degree. 

Highlights of this degree

Quality and ranking

Quality and ranking

Politics at Newcastle achieved a very impressive 91% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2016. 

Opportunities abroad

Opportunities abroad

UK and EU students have the chance to broaden their academic experience by taking part in an Erasmus exchange during Stage 3.

This gives you the chance to spend a semester studying abroad at one of our partner universities.

Students from the School have recently studied in:

  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Holland
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Facilities and support

As a Joint Honours student at Newcastle, you will divide your time between politics and economics.


Politics is delivered by the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, located in the dedicated Politics Building next door to the University's main library building.

You will join a diverse and friendly community of students and academics.


Economics is delivered by Newcastle University Business School, a global community with staff and students representing 69 different countries.

You will have access to teaching, learning and computing facilities in our state-of-the-art building within Newcastle's emerging business district. Take a virtual tour of our new Business School building.


You will have an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree. They can help with academic and personal issues.

Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have.

Social activities

You will have opportunities to take part in activities organised by the Politics Society and Economics Society.

Teaching and assessment

Politics at Newcastle has an international reputation for research which feeds directly into our teaching.

The research expertise of Newcastle University Business School is also reflected in your choice of modules, particularly in the later Stages of your degree.

Teaching methods

We use a variety of teaching methods, including:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • teamwork exercises
  • research projects
  • simulations

Assessment methods

You complete the equivalent of at least three presentations, three essays and three examinations in each semester.

In Stage 3 you can also choose to write a dissertation, supervised by a member of staff, on a topic of special interest to you.

Find out more

Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module. More information about each module including specific assessment methods, credits and contact hours, can be found in the Course Details section.

Visit our Teaching and Learning pages to read about the outstanding learning experience available to all students at Newcastle University.

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    Entry requirements

    Entry Requirements
    A Level: AAA-ABB
    IB: 32-34 points

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