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Overview Discover how money and power interact. Few economic questions are untouched by political themes, so this degree combines a thorough grounding in economic analysis with the study of theory and practice of politics. Taught jointly by the School of Economics and the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies, you'll gain high-level training in economics alongside detailed insight into political science. By mastering the tools of both political and economic inquiry, you’ll be able to make wider-reaching predictions and more confident real-world recommendations. You’ll learn to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses both of markets and of governments. And you’ll leave UEA in an excellent position to pursue a range of careers, including economic analysis, policy advising, consulting, politics, think tanks and international organisations, banking, insurance, and the Civil Service. About This Course This course allows you to study both economics and politics in a combined approach, giving you thorough and high-level training in economics while providing you with a detailed insight into political science. You’ll be based in the School of Economics, and you’ll also be taught in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies. You'll study microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic modelling and data analysis, as well as choosing from a broad range of other economics modules in areas such as behavioural economics, government and economic policy, or environmental and development economics. At the same time, you’ll study contemporary politics, you may choose to write a dissertation, and you’ll certainly develop your own specialized interests from a very wide range of other modules in political, social and international studies. You’ll receive the very best support and guidance through a dedicated module called STEPS (Skills, Training, Employability, Progression, and Support) running throughout your course, as well as through your academic adviser. A university-wide Learning Enhancement team is also on hand to help you with mathematics, writing, critical-thinking, revision, and time management skills. Employability is the backbone of our curriculum’s structure. Our teaching and assessment provide you with a curriculum that develops and enhances your employability relevant skills and attributes. The course’s syllabus is rich in real world examples and with opportunities for you to experience how the subject and its methods are applied. Guest lectures from graduate employers also contribute to the content of some of our modules. To develop and enhance your employability even further, our employability team organises a wide variety of events, such as: weekly employability workshops, networking and alumni events, one-on-one meetings with top professionals, job coaching and training, nationwide competitions, internships and consulting opportunities, mentoring by former alumni, among many others. The student-led Economics Society is the perfect place for you to network and socialise with fellow students, whilst our Staff-Student Liaison Committee gives you a say in the future direction and everyday running of the School. The Norwich Economic Publications (a combination of a journal and a Podcast run by students) and the ECO Blog are outlets where you can share your enthusiasm about what you study. In the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies you’ll enjoy a lively social and academic environment which plays host each year to a large number of talks by visiting politicians and philosophers. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


In Year 1 you will undertake the year-long module Introductory Economics, where you will engage with key concepts in both macroeconomics (understanding consumption, savings, inflation, interest rates, monetary and fiscal policy, and the global economy) and microeconomics (individuals’ and households’ consumption and saving decisions, firms’ output decisions, analysis of markets, externalities, asymmetric information, and strategic interaction). You will also be taught economic modelling techniques and statistical techniques and can choose from optional modules from the School of Political, Social and International Studies. Year 2 will focus on strengthening your understanding of the macro and micro-economy, with further optional modules of your own choosing. In Year 3 you will choose one economics module, plus optional modules from a broad curriculum of economic and political disciplines according to your own personal interests.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade B or 5. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £20600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
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