Are you interested in current affairs and politics? Do you want to know more about the important role different economies play in politics and international relations? Our Economics and Politics joint honours programme provides a thorough grounding in core political and economic concepts. Our degree is your first step to a wide range of careers, from accountancy and banking, to national and local governments. We provide you with the tools that economists have developed for analysing real economic problems and the tools used in politics to the analysis of political ideas, practices and issues in the global arena. Shape your degree outside the classroom with our thriving student led societies. Kent Invest focusses on financial markets holding an annual trading competition. The Economics Society explores issues of the moment through the lens of the discipline, culminating in an annual networking conference. The Politics and International Relations Society hosts public speaker events covering thought-provoking topics which allow the opportunity for discussion between members. Choose to study Economics and Politics at Kent because: • you’ll satisfy your curiosity at a top 20 subject in The Guardian University Guide 2022 (Economics) • you’ll study in a supportive learning community, ranked 5th for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2022 (Economics) • you’ll learn from inspiring lecturers who advise UK, European and international organisations and governments • you can gain real-world experience through a Year in Industry • you’ll gain ongoing support through our employability team, regular workshops and alumni talks, as well as our dedicated academic adviser and peer mentoring scheme.
You’ll be introduced to economic theory and practice as well as the fundamentals of political science. There’s also an opportunity to choose specialist modules that suit your interests in topics such as financial crises, policy analysis, mathematical economics, political economy, and the politics of the European Union.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.
English language requirements
Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
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