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Undergraduate Studies


students-groupOur exciting and innovative degree programmes combine accessibility with intellectual rigour. While competition for all of our degrees is fierce, the Department fosters a supportive environment where all undergraduates are helped to perform to the best of their ability.

We offer three undergraduate degree programmes: 

Undergraduate study involves students directly in the intellectual life of the Department. Students will work closely with academic staff and a heavy emphasis is placed on informality and student support, with each undergraduate appointed a personal tutor to oversee their work.

The demanding programme of study is supplemented by regular departmental events and guest speakers, and the Department works closely with several student-run societies including The Economics and Finance Society, The Politics Society, King’s Think Tank and the Public Affairs and Communications Society. Students are supported in their engagement with the societies and encouraged to get involved with the society publications Perspectives and Dialogue.

One of the features of the undergraduate programmes is the broad range of optional modules available after the first year. While the early stages of study provide students with a thorough grounding in the core skills needed to undertake advanced study in political economy, the second and third years allow students to shape their degree according to their interests through extended coursework, self-directed study and option module choices. 

The range of modules provided by the Department grows each year, and students can also take options from other departments in the faculty such as the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies and the Department of War Studies.

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