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Course summary

Our BA in Politics and Economics explores contemporary developments in both the political sphere and the economy. It asks fundamental questions about how politics shapes the economy and how the economy shapes politics. You will delve into discussions of how society allocates resources, policy and power, to understand the world around us. You will develop your subject knowledge and analytical skills through the investigation of political systems and decision making across national and international organisations. Throughout this programme, you will apply your learning and knowledge, allowing you to demonstrate effective communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills; equipping you for a variety of roles and careers. Why choose this course?

  • Global Top 300 for Social Sciences (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2022)
  • No. 1 in the UK for Business Studies (National Student Survey, 2020)
  • Discover diverse cultures through an International Year at one of our partner universities across the globe
  • Opportunity to undertake an entrepreneurship year and gain transferable skills
  • Access to industry-leading software such as Bloomberg and STATA
Politics and economics go hand in hand, providing insight into the world around us through the investigation of political economy and the relationships between public policy and finance. You will become equipped with the necessary skills to research and analyse key concepts of both subject areas and gain an understanding of politics and economics independently as well as how these two areas inform each other. Politics is at the core of society and shapes the lives that we live. On this programme, you will explore the governmental and institutional decisions that impact society and how it operates. You will engage with questions and debates about justice, conflict and power which will build on your knowledge of people and places, whilst critically evaluating key contemporary issues. You'll have the opportunity to investigate how these questions are addressed in different countries and regions across the world. The study of economics will allow you to explore core disciplines such as microeconomics and macroeconomics and (optionally) econometrics, plus a range of other options, developing your subject knowledge and skills. You will engage with the study of economic behaviour of households, firms and governments and the implications of their actions for consumption, investment, profits and production. These theories help to determine a range of market outcomes such as:
  • Inflation
  • Interest rates
  • Exchange rates
  • Wage rate
  • Stock markets
About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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  • Year 1

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Politics and Economics at Keele University - UCAS