Programme Specification for the 2013/4 academic year

BA (Hons) Economics and Politics with Industrial Experience

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) Economics and Politics with Industrial Experience Programme codeUFA4SBEHPS02
Study mode(s)Full Time
Academic year2013/4
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
Programme start date

09/2012

NQF Level6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

SEE ALSO: http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/undergraduate/buildingbrilliantcareers/work/

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

1. To provide an excellent education across the range of political and economic studies, from core to specialist, in a supportive and responsive learning environment that is enriched by research.
2. To enable students to understand and use the main concepts, approaches and theories of the disciplines of Economics and Politics.
3. To enable students to analyse, interpret and evaluate political events, ideas and institutions and to relate their academic study to questions of public concern.
4. To give students a solid grounding in economic concepts and reasoning, while also providing opportunities to explore how these core principles can be applied to various areas.
5. To develop students' competence in subject-specific, core academic and personal and key skills.
6. To offer students a wide range of choice, insofar as this choice is consistent with the coherence and intellectual rigour of the degree
7. To equip graduates to be questioning and productive members of society.

4. Programme Structure

Your Economics and Politics programme is a four year programme of study at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 6 (as confirmed against the FHEQ). This programme is divided into four ‘Stages’. Each Stage is normally equivalent to an academic year.  The programme is also divided into units of study called ‘modules’ which are assigned a number of ‘credits’. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with 1 credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work. 

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme. Details of the modules currently offered may be obtained from the College web site

You may take option modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the College web site.

http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/undergraduate/economics/ba_ep/programmestructure/

You may take Elective Modules up to 30 credits outside of the programme in the final stage of the programme as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

Stage 1


Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BEE1029 Economic Principles 30Yes
BEE1025 Statistics for Business and Management 15No
BEE1032 History of Economic Thought 15No
POL1001A British Government and Politics 15No
POL1019 Power and Democracy 15No

Optional Modules

  • 30 credits of Elective Modules: at least 15 credits must be from the department of Politics
CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
Economics Modules S1
BEE1029 Economic Principles 30 No
BEE1034 Economics for Management 15 No
BEE1032 History of Economic Thought 15 No
BEE1022 Introduction to Statistics 15 No
BEE1031 Macroeconomics I 30 No
BEE1024 Mathematics for Economists 15 No
BEE1030 Microeconomics I 30 No
BEE1021 Personal Finance Management 15 No
BEE1025 Statistics for Business and Management 15 No
BEE1015 Philosophy of Economics 15 No
POLS1UG2014-15 [At least 15 credits]
POL1006 State and Society 15 No
POL1017 Globalization of World Politics 15 No
POL1018 The Challenges of World Politics in the Twenty-First Century 15 No
POL1019 Power and Democracy 15 No
POL1020 Politics in Europe 15 No
POL1023 Politics and Economy of the Contemporary Middle East 15 No
POL1905 Employability 0 No
POL1001B State of Britain 15 No
POL1027 Strategic Theory and Contemporary International Conflict 15 No
POL1028 Introduction to Strategic Studies 15 No
POL1042 Rational Choice and Environmental Problems 15 No
Total Credits for Stage 1

120

Stage 2


Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BEE2024 Economic Principles and Policy 30Yes
POL2046 The Economics of Politics 15No
POL2027 The Politics of the World Economy 15No
BSD2002 Career Management Skills for 'with Industrial Experience' Students 0No

Optional Modules

  • 60 credits of Elective Modules: at least 15 credits Economics and at least 30 credits Politics
  • RECOMMENDED: BEE2005 -OR- BEE2029
CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BEE2005 Public Finance [Recommended]15No
BEE2029 Economics of Social Policy [Recommended]15No
Economics Modules S2 [Economics - at least 15 credits]
BEE2024 Economic Principles and Policy 30 No
BEE2020 Introduction to Econometric Theory 15 No
BEE2021 Policy Issues in the Global Economy 15 No
POLS2UG2016-17 [Politics - at least 30 credits]
POL2020 Contemporary Theories of World Politics 15 No
POL2026 Political Analysis: Behaviour, Institutions, Ideas 15 No
POL2027 The Politics of the World Economy 15 No
POL2038 International Relations, War and Peace in the Middle East 15 No
POL2046 The Economics of Politics 15 No
POL2047 American Politics 15 No
POL2050 Political Philosophy 15 No
POL2057 Security Studies 15 No
POL2060 Public Policy and Administration 15 No
POL2068 Global Justice and Transnational Democracy 15 No
POL2070 Quantitative methods in political science 15 No
POL2071 Experimental Research in the Social Sciences 15 No
POL2072 Race, Ethnicity and Politics 15 No
POL2052 Foreign Policy: Leadership, Power and Responsibility 15 No
POL2075 Integration and Disintegration in the European Union 15 No
POL2076 Rising Powers, Peace and Conflict 15 No
POL2077 Data Analysis in Social Science II 15 No
POL2082 Changing Character of Warfare 15 No
POL2078 Governing the Public Sector: Bureaucratic Power and Politics 15 No
POL2091 Immigration in Western Societies 15 No
SSI2002 Data Analysis in the Workplace 15 No
POL2028 Political Ethics: Theory and Case Studies 15 No
POL2079 Contemporary Public Debate in an Age of 'Anti-Politics' 15 No
POL2081 Thinking about Race: Perspectives from the Biological and Social Sciences 15 No
POL2084 European Union Foreign Policy 15 No
Total Credits for Stage 2

120

Stage 3


Year Spent In Work Placement

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BUS3002 Business School Industrial Experience 120No
Total Credits for Stage 3

120

Stage 4


Compulsory Modules

If neither BEE2005 nor BEE2029 were taken in the second year then one must be taken during Stage 3.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BEE3042 International Political Economy 15No
BEE2005 Public Finance [If not taken during 2nd Year] -OR-15No
BEE2029 Economics of Social Policy [If not taken during 2nd year]15No

Optional Modules

30 credits from Economics - see above for modules that must be taken if not taken in second year

60 credits of Elective Modules - at least 45 must be from Politics

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
Economics Modules S3 [See above for conditions]
BEE3027 Economics of Management Strategy 30 No
BEE3015 Econometric Analysis 30 No
BEE3032 Futures and Options 15 No
BEE3037 Industrial Organisation 1 15 No
BEE3042 International Political Economy 15 No
BEE3044 Money and Banking 2 15 No
BEE3045 International Economics 15 No
BEE3047 Public Economics 1 15 No
BEE3049 Behaviour, Decisions and Markets 15 No
BEE3052 Development Economics 15 No
BEE3053 Economic Growth 15 No
BEE3054 Advanced Mathematics for Economists 15 No
BEE3057 Labour Economics 15 No
BEE3058 Political Economics 15 No
POLS3UG2014-15 [At least 45 credits]
HIH3102 Islam, Muslim society and Politics in the Indian Subcontinent, 1850-1980: Sources 30 No
HIH3103 Islam, Muslim society and Politics in the Indian Subcontinent, 1850-1980: Context 30 No
HIH3132 The Body in Early Modern England: Sources 30 No
HIH3133 The Body in Early Modern England: Context 30 No
HIH3170 From the Grand Tour to Gladiator: Modern Encounters with the Ancient World: Sources 30 No
HIH3171 From the Grand Tour to Gladiator: Modern Encounters with the Ancient World: Context 30 No
HIH3250 Colonial Conflict and Decolonization 1918-1975: Sources 30 No
HIH3251 Colonial Conflict and Decolonization 1918-1975: Context 30 No
HIH3255 Churchill and the Empire, 1874-1965: Sources 30 No
HIH3256 Churchill and the Empire, 1874-1965: Context 30 No
HIH3257 The Russian Revolution: Sources 30 No
HIH3258 The Russian Revolution: Context 30 No
HIH3266 Magic in the Middle Ages: Sources 30 No
HIH3268 Organised Street Protest in Modern British and American History: Sources 30 No
HIH3268 Organised Street Protest in Modern British and American History: Sources 30 No
HIH3269 Organised Street Protest in Modern British and American History: Context 30 No
HIH3301 Strategic Bombing, 1914-1945: Sources 30 No
HIH3302 Strategic Bombing, 1914-1945: Context 30 No
HIH3624 Literature, Culture, and Politics in Early Modern England: Sources 30 No
HIH3625 Literature, Culture, and Politics in Early Modern England: Context 30 No
Total Credits for Stage 4

120


6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Understand the nature and significance of politics as a human activity.
2. Apply concepts and theories used in the study of politics to the analysis of political ideas, institutions and practices.
3. Evaluate different interpretations of political issues and events.
4. Demonstrate a knowledge of the principles of economics, at both the microeconomic and macroeconomic level.
5. Demonstrate an appreciation of how these concepts can be used to understand the economic dimension of issues that arise at the level of the individual, the organisation, or society as a whole.
6. Demonstrate a knowledge of basic statistical and econometric techniques, and ability to use them to investigate particular economic hypotheses.

  • A1 and A4 are developed across all programme stages, moving from broad areas of politics in stage 1 to progressively more specialised aspects at stages 2 to 3.
  • A2 and A3 are present in some form in all Politics modules. Development of A2 is ensured through the requirement that students take one at least one ‘theory’ module in stages 1 and 2 (POL1004, 1013, 2030, 2032). A3 is also ensured through directed module choice embedded in programme pathways at stages 1 and 2 (POL 1001, 1010, 2001, 2003).
  • A4 is served by the core Economics modules BEE1029 and BEE2015 which enable students to progress from a basic to intermediate level of understanding.
  • A5 is reflected in BEE2005 and BEE2015.

The core statistics module BEE1025 ensures a basic competence of statistics (A6).

1 Exams (all 6 ILOs)
2 Essays (all 6 ILOs)
3 class exercises (all 6 ILOs)
4 individual and group presentations (all 6 ILOs)

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Gather, organise and deploy evidence and information from a variety of sources
2. Construct reasoned argument, synthesize relevant information, and critically analyse subject material.
3. Manage own learning self-critically.

These skills are developed throughout the degree programme, with progression in B1 and B2 as students move from stage to stage. B3 is developed through peer and self assessment of assignments, staff feedback on formative assignments, and student self-appraisal.

• B1 and B2 are assessed through term-time essays, oral presentations, and examinations.
• B3 is not assessed (there is no requirement to do so in the subject benchmark statement).

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. communicate effectively and fluently in speech and writing
2. use information and communication technology (ICT) for the retrieval and presentation of information
3. to use quantitative data to support written or verbal arguments.
4. work independently, demonstrating initiative, self-organization and time-management
5. collaborate with others to achieve common goals

• C1 is developed in presentations, class discussion and written assignments.
• C2 and C4 are developed through presentations and written assignments.
• C3 is developed through weekly exercises.
• C5 is developed through group work in tutorials (stages 1 and 2) and seminars (stage 3).

• C1 and C4 are assessed through presentations, written assignments, and examinations.
• C2 is assessed through written assignments that require ICT for the retrieval and presentation of information.
• C3 is assessed formatively through weekly exercises and summatively by examination.
• C5 is not assessed (there is no requirement to do so in the subject benchmark statement

7. Programme Regulations

University Regulations on the number of credits to be taken and at what level for each stage of the programme can be found in the Credit and Qualifications Framework.

Progression

Condonement is the process that allows you to be awarded credit (and so progress to the next stage or, in the final stage, receive an award), despite failing to achieve a pass mark at a first attempt. You are not entitled to reassessment in condoned credit. Regulations on condonement can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Assessment and Awards

For undergraduate degrees assessment at stage one does not contribute to the summative classification of the award. Details of the weightings for each year of all programme lengths can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes and the classification of awards can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

You can also read details of Generic Marking Criteria.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

Personal and Academic Tutoring

It is University policy that all Colleges should have in place a system of academic and personal tutors. The role of academic tutors is to support you with individual modules; the role of personal tutors is to provide you with advice and support fo the duration of your programme, and this support extends to providing you with details of how to obtain support and guidance on personal difficulties such as accommodation, financial difficulties and sickness. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

Information on the College Personal Tutoring system, library provision, ELE resources and access to College support services can be found on the College webpages for current students.

Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)

SSLCs enable students and staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Learning Resources

The University Library maintains its principal collections in the main library buildings on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, together with a number of specialist collections in certain Colleges. The total Library collection comprises over a million volumes and 3000 current periodical subscriptions.

IT Services

A wide range of IT services are provided throughout the Exeter campuses, including open-access computer rooms, some of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Helpdesks are maintained on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, while most study bedrooms in halls and flats are linked to the University's campus network.

Student Support Services

The University provides many support services including health and wellbeing, multifaith chaplaincy, family support, the Students' Guild and international student support.

10. Admissions Criteria

All applications are considered individually on merit. The University is committed to an equal opportunities policy with respect to gender, age, race, sexual orientation and/or disability when dealing with applications. It is also committed to widening access to higher education to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience.

Candidates for undergraduate programmes must satisfy the undergraduate admissions requirements of the University of Exeter.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

Certain programmes are subject to accreditation and/or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

The University and its constituent Colleges draw on a range of data to review the quality of education provision. The College documents the performance in each of its tuaght programmes, against a range of criteria on an annual basis through the Annual Student Experience Review (ASER).

Subject areas are reviewed every five years through a College Academic Audit scheme that includes external contributions.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

University of Exeter Business School (UEBS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

College of Social Sciences and International Studies (CSSIS)

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

Not applicable to this programme.

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) Economics and Politics with Industrial Experience

19. UCAS Code

LL1G

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

360

ECTS credits

180

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] Economics
[Honours] Politics and international relations

23. Dates

Origin Date

01/07/2012

Date of last revision

13/09/2012