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BA/BSc Political Economy

BA/BSc Political Economy

The BA/BSc Political Economy is a high calibre, interdisciplinary programme that equips students with the skills and knowledge to understand, analyse and participate in the political and economic institutions of the twenty-first century, both domestically and globally. 

Depending on modules taken, students may graduate with either a BA or a BSc degree. The BSc will provide more specialised and advanced training and expertise in Economics.

The BA/BSc Political Economy offers:

  • teaching of politics and economics within a single department in a uniquely integrated academic environment;
  • the opportunity to study modules that are designed to be interdisciplinary;
  • the opportunity to gain  a deep understanding of political and economic phenomena both domestically and globally. 

In the first year, students will take the Introduction to Political Theory module on which they will evaluate the concepts and norms underpinning modern political systems. We explore questions around what it means to be committed to values like liberty, equality and democracy, and examine some of the main traditions in political thought, including liberalism, feminism and nationalism. Overall, the module provides students with the philosophical toolkit they need to study political economy.

The degree is closely related to the BA/BSc Politics. Students will be able to take a number of optional courses offered by that degree, in addition to those offered as part of the main degree programme. There are also a number of Economics options aimed at students who have chosen the BSc pathway.

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For further information please see our Online Prospectus or contact Programme Administrator, Jonita D'souza or the Programme Director, Paul Lewis (sem 1), and Elisa Cavatorta (sem 2).

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