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BAEconomics and Politics

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Economic and political events dominate domestic and international news, and impact on our day-to-day lives, as well as shaping the future. This course should interest you if you want to gain an understanding of politics and economics, but also want to understand the interaction between the two disciplines. You study economic methods while exploring the very nature of democracy and the ways in which governments use the economy for their advantage.

One this course you study a range of topics such as:

- Macro- and microeconomics
- Political systems and political ideas
- Research design and statistical methods
- Globalisation and international development
- European Union economics and politics

Our Department of Government is one of the most prestigious in Europe, with an outstanding record of teaching, research and publication. We are rated top in the UK for research (REF 2014), and have consistently been the highest-rated politics department in the country since national assessments began.

Meanwhile, our Department of Economics is rated consistently highly for student satisfaction and is top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% of their research rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014).

Programme structure

Year 1

Introduction to Politics
Introduction to Economics
Democracy: Forms and Futures
Career Portfolio
Introduction to Quantitative Economics (optional)
Applied Economics and Policy (optional)

Year 2

Microeconomics (Intermediate)
Political Analysis: Introduction to OLS
Introduction to Econometric Methods
Macroeconomics (Intermediate) (optional)
Career Portfolio
International Relations: Theories and Approaches (optional)
International Politics of the Middle East (optional)

Final year

Political Economy
Project: Economics (optional)
Macroeconomics (Advanced) (optional)
Microeconomics (Advanced) (optional)
Environmental Politics (optional)
Political Economy of International Development (optional)
Career Portfolio

Career opportunities

Our students are in demand from a host of employers, in politics, the civil service fast stream, management, journalism, police, armed forces, commerce, business, finance, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), teaching and graduate research.

Our notable alumni include the former President of Costa Rica and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr Oscar Arias, and the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP, and our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

The World Bank
NATO
Houses of Parliament Research Unit
United Nations Development Program
ICM research
IMG Media

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States