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Politics and Economics BSc (Hons) - 2022/3

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Politics and Economics

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Politics and Economics
DipHE Politics and Economics
CertHE Politics and Economics

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time ULB10002 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY ULB10002 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

100491, 100450

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Economics, Politics and International Relations

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Politics

Programme Leader

KITCHEN Nicholas (Politics)

Date of production/revision of spec

25/11/2022

Educational aims of the programme

  • To enable students to understand and use a range of concepts, approaches and methods appropriate to their disciplines, and to develop an understanding of their contested nature and of the problematic character of political, social and economic enquiry.
  • To provide students with a foundation of knowledge and understanding of theory and analysis, and to encourage them to apply these to issues in contemporary international and national economic and political affairs.
  • To develop students' capacity to think critically about events, ideas, people and institutions at local, national, regional and international levels, opening up their cultural and global horizons.
  • To assist students to develop a range of cognitive and social skills relevant to their intellectual, vocational and personal development.
  • To give students opportunities to apply their theoretical knowledge and understanding to the resolution of real-life problems and so develop their skills in respect of professional as well as academic life.
  • To provide a curriculum which encourages breadth and depth of intellectual enquiry and debate, supported by scholarship, a research culture, and staff reflection and development.
  • To create a learning environment that is receptive to the needs and views of students and encourages them to achieve their full potential, even while fostering an atmosphere where students as independent learners can take responsibility for their own learning processes.
  • To understand and respect issues related to diversity and to employ a range of methods and approaches in relation to diverse needs.
  • To build students' understanding of two related but too often separately-studied disciplines, increasing the diversity of employment opportunities.
  • To help students see the real-life connections between politics and economics and to relate insights developed at the theoretical level to empirical evidence.
  • To prepare students for life and work in a global economy with sustainable thinking where the political is economic and the economic political.
  • To provide students with a genuinely integrated approach to the two subject areas.
  • To develop students' skills in respect of mixed methods but with a particular emphasis on quantitative methodologies that enhance employability and digital skills.
  • The programme is committed to developing graduates with strengths in Employability, Digital Capabilities, Global and Cultural Capabilities, Sustainability and Resourcefulness and Resilience

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of key concepts, principles and theoretical approaches associated with the study of politics and economics, both verbal and mathematical. K BSc (Hons)
Apply concepts, theories + methods at an advanced level used in the study of politics and economic to the analysis of the political and economic arenas, and in doing so demonstrating advanced knowledge of the workings of political and economic systems KPT BSc (Hons)
Evaluate in an advanced fashion different interpretations of political and economic issues, events and policies, for national and international contexts, reflecting on issues of global diversity, networked societies and sustainable thinking. KPT BSc (Hons)
Show an advanced understanding of the relationship between political and economic institutions, structures, groups and individuals at the domestic and international levels, and their impact on climate, environment and social diversity KPT BSc (Hons)
Recognise the interrelated nature of political, social and economic activity and the interrelationships that exist between state, society and business, and their impact on climate, environment and social diversity. KCPT BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the relationship between argument and evidence in relation to both disciplines. K BSc (Hons)
Gather, organise, and deploy evidence, data and information from a variety secondary and primary sources in an advanced way. CT BSc (Hons)
Identify, investigate, analyse, formulate and commend solutions to specified problems, reflecting on issues of global diversity, networked societies and sustainable thinking. CPT BSc (Hons)
Construct reasoned argument, synthesize relevant information and exercise critical judgement in the articulation and application of evidence/data in an advanced fashion. CPT BSc (Hons)
Reflect on self and peer learning. Seek and apply constructive feedback. CPT BSc (Hons)
Recognise the importance of demonstrating and good research skills, especially related to academic integrity and ethics. CT BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate an in dependent attitude to study which requires critical and reflective use of statistics and computer technology for learning purposes. CP BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate appropriate communication skills, both oral and written. PT BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate effective and appropriate use of computer and information technology, including audio-visual technology, for the retrieval and presentation of information and data. T BSc (Hons)
Work independently, demonstrate capacity for initiative, manage time and competing demands, emerge as a well-organised, self-critical and mature learner, ready to tackle problems in a globalised, networked, digital and sustainable thinking environment. PT BSc (Hons)
Show a capacity to collaborate with others in large or small groups in order to achieve clearly defined tasks. T BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge of key concepts, principles and theoretical approaches associated with the study of politics and economics, both verbal and mathematical K DipHE
Apply concepts, theories + methods in a way that demonstrates a breadth of knowledge as used in the study of politics and economic to the analysis of the political and economic arenas, and in doing so demonstrating advanced knowledge of the workings of political and economic systems. KPT DipHE
Evaluate in a substantive fashion different interpretations of political and economic issues, events and policies, for national and international contexts, reflecting on issues of global diversity, networked societies and sustainable thinking. KPT DipHE
Show a robust understanding of the relationship between political and economic institutions, structures, groups and individuals at the domestic and international levels, and their impact on climate, environment and social diversity KPT DipHE
Recognise the interrelated nature of political, social and economic activity and the interrelationships that exist between state, society and business, and their impact on climate, environment and social diversity. KPT DipHE
Demonstrate a robust understanding of the relationship between argument and evidence in relation to both disciplines. K DipHE
Gather, organise, and deploy evidence, data and information from a variety secondary and primary sources. CT DipHE
Identify, investigate, and commend solutions to specified problems, reflecting on issues of global diversity, networked societies and sustainable thinking. CPT DipHE
Construct reasoned argument, synthesize relevant information and exercise critical judgement in the articulation and application of evidence/data in a substantive fashion. CPT DipHE
Reflect on self and peer learning. Seek and apply constructive feedback. CPT DipHE
Recognise the importance of demonstrating and good research skills, especially related to academic integrity and ethics. CT DipHE
Demonstrate an in dependent attitude to study which requires critical and reflective use of statistics and computer technology for learning purposes. CP DipHE
Demonstrate appropriate communication skills, both oral and written. PT DipHE
Demonstrate effective and appropriate use of computer and information technology, including audio-visual technology, for the retrieval and presentation of information and data. C DipHE
Work independently, demonstrate capacity for initiative, manage time and competing demands, ready to tackle problems in a globalised, networked, digital and sustainable thinking environment. PT DipHE
Show a capacity to collaborate with others in large or small groups in order to achieve clearly defined tasks. T DipHE
Demonstrate general knowledge of key concepts, principles and theoretical approaches associated with the study of politics and economics, both verbal and mathematical. K CertHE
Apply concepts, theories + methods in a way that demonstrates a general knowledge of the study of politics and economic to the analysis of the political and economic arenas, and in doing so demonstrating advanced knowledge of the workings of political and economic systems. KPT CertHE
Evaluate in a effective fashion different interpretations of political and economic issues, events and policies, for national and international contexts, reflecting on issues of global diversity, networked societies and sustainable thinking. KPT CertHE
Show a general understanding of the relationship between political and economic institutions, structures, groups and individuals at the domestic and international levels, and their impact on climate, environment and social diversity KPT CertHE
Recognise the interrelated nature of political, social and economic activity and the interrelationships that exist between state, society and business, and their impact on climate, environment and social diversity. KPT CertHE
Develop a solid understanding of the relationship between argument and evidence in relation to both disciplines. K CertHE
Gather, organise, and deploy evidence and information from a variety secondary sources. CT CertHE
Identify and commend solutions to specified problems, reflecting on issues of global diversity, networked societies and sustainable thinking. CPT CertHE
Construct reasoned argument, synthesize relevant information and exercise critical judgement in the articulation and application of evidence/data in a basic. CPT CertHE
Reflect on self and peer learning. Seek and apply constructive feedback. CPT CertHE
Recognise the importance of demonstrating and good research skills, especially related to academic integrity and ethics. CT CertHE
Demonstrate an in dependent attitude to study which requires critical and reflective use of statistics and computer technology for learning purposes. CP CertHE
Demonstrate appropriate communication skills, both oral and written. PT CertHE
Demonstrate effective and appropriate use of computer and information technology, including audio-visual technology, for the retrieval and presentation of information and data. C CertHE
Work independently, demonstrate capacity for initiative, manage time and competing demands, ready to tackle problems in a globalised, networked, digital and sustainable thinking environment. PT CertHE
Show a capacity to collaborate with others in large or small groups in order to achieve clearly defined tasks. T CertHE

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Module Selection for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Choose 4 of the optional Politics modules and Choose 4 of the Economics modules.

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Module Selection for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Choose 4 of the optional Politics modules and Choose 4 of the Economics modules.

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module Selection for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Students must choose one of the above three modules.

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) Y
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2022/3 academic year.