Politics and Economics - 2017/8

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

Subsidary 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

L200, L100

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 - Economics

Programme Leader

THOMPSON L Dr (Politics)

Date of production/revision of spec

22/09/2017

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 affairs.

To develop students' capacity to think critically about events, ideas, people and institutions at local, national, regional and international levels.

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.

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 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.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts, principles and theoretical approaches associated with the study of politics and economics K
Apply concepts, theories and methods used in the study of politics and economics to the analysis of the political and economic arenas K
Understand different interpretations of political and economic issues, events and policies K
Recognise the interrelated nature of political, social and economic activity K
Understand the relationship between argument and evidence in relation to both disciplines. K
Gather, organise and deploy evidence, data and information from a variety of secondary sources. C
Identify, investigate, analyse, formulate and commend solutions to specified problems. C
Construct reasoned argument and synthesise relevant information in the articulation and application of evidence/data. C
Reflect on self and peer learning. Seek and apply forward constructive feedback. C
Manage learning processes in a self-critical and appropriately independent fashion. C
Recognise the importance of demonstrating good research skills, especially related to academic integrity and ethics. C
Independent attitude to study which requires the use of statistics and computer technology for learning purposes. C
Application of theory to practice. C
Research P
Numeracy P
Computer Literacy P
Information Literacy P
Effective and fluent communication skills - oral and written T
Effective use of computer and information technology, T
Ability to work independently T
Capacity to collaborate with others in large or small groups in order to achieve clearly defined tasks T
Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts, principles and theoretical approaches associated with the study of politics and economics, including verbal and mathematical K
Apply concepts, theories and methods used in the study of politics and economics to the analysis of the political and economic arenas, and in so doing demonstrating good knowledge of the workings of political and economic systems. K
Assess different interpretations of political and economic issues, events and policies. K
Understand the relationship between political and economic institutions, structures, groups and individuals at the domestic and international levels. K
Recognise the interrelated nature of political, social and economic activity. K
Understand the relationship between argument and evidence in relation to both disciplines. K
Gather, organise and deploy evidence, data and information from a variety of secondary and primary sources. C
Identify, investigate, analyse, formulate and commend solutions to specified problems. C
Construct reasoned argument, synthesise relevant information and exercise critical judgement in the articulation and application of evidence/data. C
Reflect on self and peer learning. Seek and apply forward constructive feedback. C
Manage learning processes in a self-critical and appropriately independent fashion. C
Recognise the importance of demonstrating good research skills, especially related to academic integrity and ethics C
Independent attitude to study which requires critical and reflective use of statistics and computer technology for learning purposes. C
Application of theory to practice C
Research P
Numeracy P
Critical Thought P
Computer Literacy P
Information Literacy P
Effective and fluent communication skills - oral and written. T
Effective use of computer and information technology, for the retrieval and presentation of information and data. T
Ability to work independently, demonstrate capacity for initiative, manage time and competing demands. T
Capacity to collaborate with others in large or small groups in order to achieve clearly defined tasks. T
Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts, principles and theoretical approaches associated with the study of politics and economics, including verbal and mathematical K
Apply concepts, theories and methods used in the study of politics and economics to the analysis of the political and economic arenas, and in so doing demonstrating good knowledge of the workings of political and economic systems K
Evaluate different interpretations of political and economic issues, events and policies K
Understand the relationship between political and economic institutions, structures, groups and individuals at the domestic and international levels. K
Recognise the interrelated nature of political, social and economic activity and the interrelationships that exist between state, society and business K
Understand the relationship between argument and evidence in relation to both disciplines. K
Gather, organise and deploy evidence, data and information from a variety of secondary and primary sources. C
Identify, investigate, analyse, formulate and commend solutions to specified problems. C
Construct reasoned argument, synthesise relevant information and exercise critical judgement in the articulation and application of evidence/data. C
Reflect on self and peer learning. Seek and apply forward constructive feedback. C
Manage learning processes in a self-critical and appropriately independent fashion. C
Recognise the importance of demonstrating good research skills, especially related to academic integrity and ethics C
Independent attitude to study which requires critical and reflective use of statistics and computer technology for learning purposes. C
Application of theory to practice C
Research P
Numeracy P
Critical Thought P
Computer Literacy P
Information Literacy P
Effective and fluent communication skills - oral and written. T
Effective use of computer and information technology, including audio-visual technology, for the retrieval and presentation of information and data. T
Ability to work independently, demonstrate capacity for initiative, manage time and competing demands, emerge as a well-organised and mature learner. T
Capacity to collaborate with others in large or small groups in order to achieve clearly defined tasks. T

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

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
1

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Students must choose one of the above three modules.

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 2017/8 academic year.