The modern world needs thoughtful, politically-conscious, questioning economists. Become a professional who understands how economics and politics intertwine. In this course, you’ll examine the challenges facing individuals, countries and the international community. You will develop an understanding of government and society through core concepts such as power, justice, conflict, accountability, obligation, sovereignty and decision making. You will develop strong analytical skills which will aid your understanding of the institutional, UK and global context within which economic decisions and policy formation takes place. In your first year you'll study key concepts in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. You'll explore political theory and analysis, introducing central subjects such as power and the state, democracy and the climate crisis. In your second year you'll continue with more advanced study of political and economic theory. You'll study the exercise of power in societies and economies through an engagement with themes such as democratic theory, populist and nationalist politics, and the politics of race and gender. In your final year you'll explore your interests through a range of optional units in both economics and politics. By the end of the course, you will have an appreciation of the interface between economics and political science. Study in an enriched learning environment You will explore the diversity of economics, learning directly from academics whose passion, international collaborations and research activities feed directly into their teaching and contribute to your learning experience. Develop your professional skills An economics degree will equip you with the skills our employer and alumni networks have advised as necessary in the working environment or in the pursuit of further studies: critical and analytical thinking quantitative skills to apply to real-life economic challenges presentation and communication skills Prepare for your future Our economics graduates are very successful in today’s competitive labour market. They pursue a range of careers in both the private and public sectors. Many of our graduates work as economists, financial or business analysts, researchers, accountants and tax professionals. They have worked for organisations such as Deloitte Bank of England Ernst & Young (EY) Amazon Unilever
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GSCE requirements GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from category B)
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