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About Political Economy

Founded in 2010, we are the only dedicated Department of Political Economy in the United Kingdom.

Housed in Bush House, on the Strand Campus, our central London location offers easy access to the full range of facilities and experiences both inside and outside the world of politics and economics, across this major world city. Our teaching and research recognises that the disciplines of Politics and Economics are inextricably linked. It is not possible to properly understand political processes without exploring the economic context in which politics operates. Similarly, sound economic analysis requires an awareness of how resource allocation is conditioned by political institutions, historical context and ethical values, and the way these have been understood by different traditions in social thought.

In a world characterised by financial uncertainty, ecological insecurity and value conflict, the links between political and economic processes are ever more apparent and the need for a multifaceted appreciation of how they operate, has never been greater.

The Department of Political Economy is also a member of the PolEconUK group.

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Studying Political Economy at King's

Find out more about studying our Political Economy BA/BSc course here at King's.

A unique, interdiscplinary environment

The Department of Political Economy offers a unique interdisciplinary setting in which to undertake your studies.

Our staff are committed to exploring the links between political and economic processes and to sharing their enthusiasm for this enterprise with students and the wider world of public affairs through a friendly and inclusive approach.

Our degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level are informed by this vision. Students receive rigorous training in their respective discipline while having the opportunity to draw on insights from world class faculty working across the rich interdisciplinary space of political economy. 


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