BSc Economics and Social Policy allows you to study a wide range of economic, social, political and geographical theories while learning how to apply them to contemporary policy issues. This economics and social policy degree will help you to address important issues such as:
- What explains the massive differences in prosperity across the globe, both between countries and between individuals within countries?
- How do different economic systems affect these outcomes?
- What is the role of government and other power structures in affecting economic and social outcomes?
- How do political systems differ across the world?
- What role do gender and race play in economic, political and social systems?
- This BSc Economics and Social Policy offers you a well-integrated interdisciplinary core as well as the scope for you to obtain a broad and balanced perspective, specialising as you progress through your studies.
- We have an excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching. We also provide training for diverse employers, including the Treasury and the Bank of England.
- Like all Birkbeck programmes, all classes and lectures take place in the evening, allowing you to work or do your own thing during the day. If you have a full-time job, we strongly recommend that you take the four-year version of the programme.
- Goldman Sachs and Birkbeck Diversity Scholarships are available for this course for students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
- social research officer
- local government officer
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
For most modules, you will do coursework and sit examinations. The relative weights of these components will vary from module to module and you will be given this information on the individual module syllabus/reading list. Coursework assignments will vary, but may include essays, problem-solving (modules involving quantitative techniques are likely to involve exercises designed to test your ability to apply these techniques to solve problems) and in-class and mid-term tests.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. We also accept other English language tests.
We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.
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Fees and funding
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