Gain the modern tools economists use to analyse real economic problems, and the tools used in politics to understand how ideas and political systems shape what citizens, businesses, and governments do. This degree gives you analytical, data, and communication skills, and a unique perspective on the way the world works. This unique - and informed - perspective on the world is valuable not only to you, but to employers. The understanding of the context our world operates in gives you a head start in any career you are looking to jump into. More specifically, we give you the ideal skillset, knowledge and confidence to go into careers where you can make a real difference. Your future could be in banking, NGO's, government or the UN, but whatever you do, you'll be able to effect change in the places you want to see it. This programme is also available with a Year in Industry, so you can get a taste of whatever industry you want to go into and boost your career prospects as part of your degree. Reasons to study Economics and Politics at Kent: • Collaborate with inspiring lecturers who advise UK, European and international organisations and governments • Gain real-world experience through a Year in Industry • Access and ongoing support through our employability team, regular workshops and alumni talks, as well as our dedicated academic adviser and peer mentoring scheme. • 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.
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.
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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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