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Our undergraduate programmes can be studied over three or four years, with the option for one year to be spent in an industry placement.
BSc (Hons) Economics
The BSc (Hons) Economics focuses on the theoretical underpinnings of economics and its applications to real world problems. The ability to manipulate economic theory provides valuable skills in being able to solve a variety of problems.
Economists frequently have to understand the interaction between various economic agents e.g. firms and consumers, and thus an understanding of rational human behaviour is important to the understanding of economic principles.
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BSc Economics and Politics
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BSc (Hons) Economics and Politics
BSc (Hons) Economics and Politics is concerned with developing an understanding of government and society. Understanding people, ideas and institutions allows a student to appreciate how values are allocated and resources distributed. Central concepts include power, justice, order, conflict, legitimacy, accountability, obligation, sovereignty and decision-making.
Politics at Bath has a particular focus on understanding the institutions and intergovernmental operations of the EU. However, in the sphere of international relations, students also have the opportunity to study foreign policy-making in the EU and beyond, and the broader functioning of the international system, including the role of the US and international organisations.
BSc (Hons) Economics and International Development
BSc (Hons) Economics and International Development is concerned with understanding how social, cultural, economic and political change occurs in poor parts of the world, in particular to understand what keeps people in poverty and denies them the opportunity to live a decent life.
It will be of interest to anyone concerned about the high proportion of the world’s population who live in poverty and are denied their human rights; those who wish to understand how this situation has come about and is perpetuated, and who wish to examine how strategies for human development, human rights and social justice affect this.
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