How do political systems influence economic decision-making? Who decides what is fair? What can be done to tackle political and economic inequality? On our BA Politics and Economics, you’ll answer these questions through the study of global and comparative politics, as well as an introduction to micro and macroeconomics. This will give you an understanding of the choices we make as individuals, as well as the decisions that are made on our behalf by governments. You’ll learn about the complex political and economic processes that impact us on a local, national and global scale. You can tailor your studies to your career aspirations through optional modules that allow you to specialise in areas such as international trade and global security. You can also enhance your CV by studying abroad in locations like China, Europe and the USA. You will graduate with all the knowledge, practical skills and confidence you need to stand out to employers as you start your career.
In year one, you will take modules in political theory, global politics and comparative politics. You will compare political institutions and behaviour in states around the world and gain a thorough understanding of the history of political ideas. You will also be introduced to the foundations of economics, and understand the role of government in macroeconomic management, such as fiscal and monetary policy. In your second year, in politics you will choose one or two core modules and will then have free choice of one or two additional modules so that you can begin to tailor your degree to your interests. In economics you will study principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics. In your final year, you may complete a politics dissertation supervised by an academic. You will also choose modules in politics and economics from the full range of options offered by both schools.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
European Baccalaureate - 85% Overall
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.