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Political Economy BA/BSc

UCAS code: L200

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

Our Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Political Economy is a high- quality, interdisciplinary course that will equip you with the skills and knowledge to understand, analyse and contribute to the political and economic institutions of the 21st century, both in the UK and globally. Depending on the modules you choose, you can graduate with either a BA or a BSc degree.

Key benefits

  • Academic study of advanced, cutting-edge economics and political science and methods.
  • With over 150 members, the Department of Political Economy is one of the largest multi-disciplinary concentration of scholars with a focus on the field of political economy.
  • Key research and teaching areas of the department include subjects and topics from economics, political science, public policy and political theory.
  • Your learning will be supported by an internationally recognised team of experts and leaders in their fields.
  • The degree features a wide range of required and optional modules covering theory and empirics in the field of political economy and developing your qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.
  • You can choose to take a number of optional modules offered through our other programmes (e.g. Politics BA/BSc, PPE), in addition to those offered as part of the main Political Economy degree course.
Julie

I like how I can tailor my course to what I am interested in - I focus primarily on the EU, foreign policy, and Russia and Eastern Europe.

Julie, European Politics BA

Employability

Through your Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Political Economy, you will develop a range of transferable analytical skills and interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of political economy that will be valued by a wide range of employers in government institutions, private sector organisations and businesses, think tanks, policy-consultancies, journalism and communication, and research. 

Many of our graduates proceed to postgraduate studies in top-ranked universities. 

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Public affairs executive, London Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Junior political consultant, Ketchum Pleon
  • Production management assistant, BBC
  • Press and communications officer, European Parliament
  • Communications officer, Drugscope
  • Finance analyst, BNP Paribas

Employability

Through your Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Political Economy, you will develop a range of transferable analytical skills and interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of political economy that will be valued by a wide range of employers in government institutions, private sector organisations and businesses, think tanks, policy-consultancies, journalism and communication, and research. 

Many of our graduates proceed to postgraduate studies in top-ranked universities. 

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Public affairs executive, London Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Junior political consultant, Ketchum Pleon
  • Production management assistant, BBC
  • Press and communications officer, European Parliament
  • Communications officer, Drugscope
  • Finance analyst, BNP Paribas

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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