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Politics and Economics (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
Typical offer
ABB-BBBView full entry requirements
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

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:

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 266.48 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.