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BA Economics and Politics (International)Year 4 Placement (Only available to students who started their programme before 2022/23)

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
- demonstrate in-depth grasp of one or more political systems
- demonstrate in-depth grasp of one of more particular fields of political theory
- demonstrate grasp of key approaches and methodologies used to analyse and research politics
- use theories and concepts to critically appraise key aspects of political systems, theories and processes
- present structured and well-researched evaluation of key debates within the discipline of political analysis
- generate and support one’s own interpretations of key methodologies, theories and processes discussed within political analysis and cognate disciplines where appropriate
- apply generic and subject specific intellectual qualities to standard situations outside the context in which they were originally studied;
- appreciate and employ the main methods of enquiry in the subject and critically evaluate the appropriateness of different methods of enquiry;
- use a range of techniques to initiate and undertake the analysis of data and information;
- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms;
- understand the historical evolution of economic ideas;
- understand and apply quantitative techniques appropriate to higher level study in economics;
- collect, interpret and evaluate empirical evidence on contemporary economic policy issues;
- demonstrate an intermediate level of knowledge of both micro and macro economics; and
- understand both theoretical and applied knowledge in chosen specialist subject areas.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area studied;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility; and
- IT, numeric and modelling skills.

Students will have had the opportunity to practise as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility
- decision making

Assessment

Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the ability to apply a range of aspects of the discipline to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;
- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;
- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline; and
- the ability to evaluate and critically analyse received opinion.

Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline to complex situations.
- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.

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