About this course
Politics and economics are at the heart of society and affect everyone. You'll gain an in-depth understanding and interest in both fields. You'll graduate with transferable skills in analysis, critical thinking and independent research. This will put you in a position to pursue a career in anything from finance and business to the civil service or advocacy organisations.
Your A level results will determine which core or compulsory modules you'll need to take. Please see the programme specification for the most up-to-date module lists.
You'll gain a specialist knowledge of:
microeconomics (the behaviour of individuals and businesses)
macroeconomics (the behaviour of the economy as a whole)
political concepts such as democracy and international relations
You'll also have the freedom to shape your studies by choosing optional modules to suit your interests or career plans. Examples include Chinese politics, ethics, criminology and industrial economics.
You'll take part in lectures and small classes. You'll be able to use the behavioural economics laboratory and the Bloomberg suite, which is a realistic trading-room environment with access to the most detailed financial data available.
As part of this course you can also:
take part in a 2-week economics summer school at Xiamen University, China
spend a semester abroad in your third year
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.