Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 17/07/2018
College College Social Sciences
School Birmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Partner College and School Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Sc. Economics and Political Science Full-time
Programme Code 2066
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 3 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme BSc Economics and Political Science is based in the Department of Economics and it is taught jointly with the Department of Political Science and International Studies.

This programme provides students with an understanding of economic concepts, principles and tools, and their application along with the acquisition of specialist knowledge in theory and practice of politics, political science and public policy.

The programme aims to stimulate students intellectually through the study of economics and political science and to lead them to appreciate its application to a range of problems and its relevance in a variety of contexts. Students should receive a firm foundation of knowledge about the workings of economic systems and develop the relevant skills for the constructive use of that knowledge in a range of settings.

The programme provides students with a range of analytical tools that are applicable to the study of Economics and political science, and transferable to other areas, including analytical and quantitative skills and an ability to develop simplifying frameworks for studying the real world. On graduating, students will be well prepared to work in a range of graduate careers, for example in banking, finance or general management careers, or to progress to Masters-level study.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Economic concepts and principles addressing microeconomic issues, such as consumption, production, markets and market failure, economic welfare, and macroeconomic issues, such as employment, national income, the balance of payments, economic growth, business cycles, and the role of the financial system in the economy
Relevant quantitative methods and data analysis including appropriate mathematical and statistical methods.
Relevant theoretical, model-based and empirical analytical tools, and different methodological approaches to the analysis of economic policy and applications of relevant economic principles and reasoning.
Relevant verbal, graphical, mathematical and econometric representations and communication of economic ideas and analysis, in various relevant media.
The scope and contested nature of politics and political science.
Foundations of and approaches to political analysis.
Broad range and historical development of political thought and theory.
Specialist areas of politics.
Lectures, small-group classes, computer based learning, independent learning and research.
Unseen written examinations, coursework, problem sets, tests.
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Ability to abstract and simplify in order to identify and model the essence of a problem ., provide framework for analysis which can be applied to various contexts such as evaluation of economic policy and applied topics.
Ability to apply logical reasoning, analysis and assumption-based models to enhance problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Ability to research, assimilate, assess reliability, structure, analyse, evaluate, interpret, present and communicate qualitative and quantitative data, economic concepts and reasoning including following ethical principles.
Ability to assimilate, structure, analyse, evaluate and interpret qualitative and quantitative data.
Lectures, small-group classes, computer based learning, independent learning and research.
Unseen written examinations, coursework, problem sets, tests.