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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Economics and Politics

Programme code:BA-ECON&POLIUCAS code:LL12
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Eike Rinke Contact address: E.M.Rinke@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

- AAA at A-level, plus Grade A in GCSE Mathematics. General Studies is not accepted.
- International Baccalaureate: 36 points overall, including a minimum of 17 at the Higher Level and a minmum of 5 in Mathematics at Standard Level.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Politics and International Studies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Politics and International Studies

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- enable students to work across more than one discipline by providing the flexibility to study three disciplines at level one;
- allow the study of two disciplines to the same depth as any single honours student but with less breadth in each discipline;
- provide a basis for further advanced study in either of the disciplines or in a cognate interdisciplinary area.

General
- The distinctiveness, appeal and strength of University of Leeds joint honours programmes lie in the unusual combination of depth, breadth and flexibility which they offer, as well as in the exceptional range of degree combinations available.
- They permit students to study two disciplines, in depth and to degree level while acquiring a broader range of skills than is typically possible within a single honours degree.
- They are emphatically joint honours programmes, rather than integrated programmes: students can therefore make the links they choose from the wide choice of optional modules available within each discipline. Within certain parameters, they thus effectively make connections and devise pathways according to their own preferences, rather than being faced with a prescribed combination of modules chosen for them by others.
- The students must acquire the flexibility of mind and variety of learning techniques needed to switch between the two disciplines.
- A further element of distinctiveness is the flexibility of the programme structure, which allows joint honours students to change direction more easily, and more radically, than single honours students.
- Many of these programmes also allow the opportunity to undertake a work placement, field work or study abroad.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

PROGRAMME RULES:
Your total credits should be 125 for the year.

Compulsory modules:

You are required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS1285Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1B10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1295Economics and Global History10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1951Economic Theory and Applications30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PIED1000Studying and Researching in POLIS5 creditsSemester 1
PIED1110Comparative Politics20 creditsSemester 2
PIED1601Freedom, Power and Resistance: An Introduction to Political Ideas20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Students without an A-level in Maths (or equivalent) will be required to study the following module

LUBS1275Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1A10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

To bring your total credits up to 125, you may choose up to 40 credits or 20 Credits of discovery modules depending on your pathway

POLIS hosts the multi-disciplinary power and conflict module which you may choose to take if you wish. However there are also numerous other discovery modules based in other schools that you may choose from

PIED1551Power and Conflict - an Introduction20 creditsSemester 2

Your total credits should be 125.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

You will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS2140Intermediate Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2430Economics Research Methods10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2610Intermediate Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

ECONOMICS OPTIONS:
You must choose at least 10 credits and up to 50 credits of modules from the following list

HECN2010Introduction to Health Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2040Theories of Growth, Value and Distribution10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2050Industrial Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2230Mathematics for Business and Economics 2
Pre-requisite for: LUBS3005; LUBS3505
10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2280Macroeconomic Policy and Performance in Britain10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2400The International Economic Environment10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2401International Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2420Business Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2500Applied Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2570Introduction to Econometrics
Pre-requisite for: LUBS3370, PIED3702, PIE3704
10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2590Labour Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2665Economics of Innovation10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2670Statistics for Business and Economics 2
Pre-requisite for: LUBS3005; LUBS3505; LUBS3525
10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2675How to be a Successful Policy Economist10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2680Ethics and Economics10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2010Transport Economics10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2030Project Appraisal10 creditsSemester 2

If you are interested in studying Economics at postgraduate level, we recommend that you choose LUBS2230, LUBS2570 and LUBS2670. These cover the material which are pre-requisites for entry to many postgraduate courses in Economics at leading UK Universities.

POLITICAL THEORY OPTIONS:
You are required to study at least one of the following Political Theory modules. You must pass at least 20 credits of modules from this list.

PIED2601Revolution and Reaction: Political Problems in the 20th Century20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2602Justice, Community and Conflict20 creditsSemester 2

GOVERNMENT AND POLTICAL SYSTEMS OPTIONS
You are required to study at least 20 and up to 60 credits from the following list. You must pass at least 20 credits of modules from this list.

PIED2126The Conservative Party Since 194520 creditsSemester 1
PIED2139The Labour Party Since 194520 creditsSemester 2
PIED2160Spin Doctors and Electioneering20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2301Politics and Policy in the EU20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2403Comparative Politics of Pacific Asia20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2448Politics of Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2455State and Politics in Africa20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2463United States Politics20 creditsSemester 1

FURTHER OPTIONS
You may choose to study up to 40 additional credits from the following optional modules:

PIED2220North-South Linkages20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2501Theories of International Relations20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2558Security Studies20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2711Analysing Data in Politics, Development and International Relations
Pre-requisite for: PIED 3702 and PIED 3704
20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2721Approaches to Analysis20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2810Career Planning for POLIS Students20 creditsSemester 1

Either LUBS 2570 Introduction to Econometrics OR PIED2711 Analysing Data in Politics, Development and International Relations are required for quantitative POLIS third year modules PIED 3702 or PIED 3704

Discovery modules:

You may choose up to 40 credits of discovery modules. You may choose a maximum of 40 credits of discovery modules over Levels 2 and 3 combined.

Your total number of credits should be 120.

Over levels 2 and 3 combined students must pass:
- Economics: a minimum of 100 credits (at least 40 credits must be level two and 60 credits must be at level 3)
- Politics: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Students must study between 20-30 credits from the following optional modules:

LUBS3302Economics Joint Honours Final Year Project30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PIED3760Dissertation Joint Honours20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Note: you cannot study both optional modules.

If you are taking LUBS3302, you are required to study a minimum of 50-60 credits from the below list. If you are taking PIED3760 then you are required to study a minimum of 60 credits from the below list.

HECN3010Introduction to the Economic Evaluation of Health10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3005Advanced Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3011Contemporary Issues in Economic Growth10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3250Transnational Corporations in the World Economy10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3330Economic Development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3340Economics of Famines20 creditsNot running in 201920
LUBS3365Environmental Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3370Applied Econometrics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3375Behavioural Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3430Modern Theories of Money and Monetary Policy10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3435Public Enterprise and Regulation10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3505Advanced Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3590International Economics: Integration and Governance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3785The Economics of Unions10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3925The Political Economy of Work10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3930Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

If you are taking PIED3760 then you are required to study a minimum of 20-40 credits. If you are taking LUBS3301 then you are required to study 40 credits from the below list.

PIED3158British Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3170The End of British Politics?20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3171The Politics of national identity in the UK20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3172Parliaments and the Public20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3202Land, Fuel and Agriculture20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3206The Politics of Aid20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3207International Development and Social Policy20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3261Violence and Reconciliation in Africa20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3302Extreme Right Parties in Contemporary Europe20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3310Britain and the EU20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3325Europe in the World20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3402American Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3408Nuclear Weapons and Global Politics20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3603Political Psychology: on Authority and Obedience20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3608Philosophy of Human Rights20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3609Radical Political Ideas: Marx, Nietzsche, Schmitt, Foucault, Kristeva20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3617Reimagining Politics: Gender, Race, and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3702Introduction to Programming for Social Science20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3704Advanced Statistical Analysis20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3810Video Games: Politics, Society and Culture20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

You may choose up to 20 credits of discovery modules. You may choose a maximum of 40 credits of discovery modules over Levels 2 and 3 combined. - Economics: a minimum of 100 credits (at least 60 credits must be at level 3)
- Politics: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)






Your total number of credits should be 120.

Last updated: 02/10/2019

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