Economics and Politics (BA (Hons))

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BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

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Course starts
September

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About Economics and Politics at University of Kent

Our academics in Kent’s School of Economics are internationally recognised for their research and are exciting and innovative teachers who place a particular emphasis on making economics relevant to the real world. As a Kent Economics and Politics student, you develop the skills to analyse and discuss crucial areas in the discipline and are challenged to contribute and defend your own theories and solutions. Our degree programme In your first year, you are introduced to economic theory and practice as well as to the fundamentals of political science. You then move on to learn about different research methodologies including statistics that are relevant for both disciplines. During all stages of your studies, you have the opportunity to choose specialist modules that suit your interests and include topics like financial crises, policy analysis, mathematical economics, political economy, and the politics of the European Union.   Year in industry You have the option to take this programme with a year in industry. For more details, see Economics and Politics with a Year in Industry. Study resources You have access to a wide range of topical journals and books in hard copy and digital format through Kent’s Templeman Library. You can also view materials in the European Documentation Centre, a useful source when studying European politics. Your designated academic adviser provides guidance for your studies and academic development. At the School of Economics, we also run a peer mentoring scheme where experienced final-year students offer advice and support to new students. Kent’s Student Learning Advisory Service offers useful workshops on topics like essay writing and academic referencing. Extra activities There are a number of student-led societies which you may want to join such as: Economics Society Kent Model United Nations Kent Investment Society Politics and International Relations Society. The School of Economics also hosts events that you are welcome to attend. These include: public lectures and seminars employability workshops networking events. The School of Politics International Relations runs a programme of events and activities which focuses on bridging the gap between academic study and real-life politics. Professional network Many of our staff advise UK, European and international organisations. These include: HM Treasury Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Bank of England European Commission European Central Bank Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) European Central Bank (ECB) Through these links we can bring real-life examples and scenarios into our teaching, ensuring it is up to date and relevant.Economics

All of our modules are taught by a combination of lectures and small group sessions, which include seminars, computing practicals, problem sets, debates and role-play games.

The School of Economics is committed to making sure that you leave Kent with much more than just a degree in Economics. We put great emphasis on the development of transferable skills, including numeracy, analytical problem solving, data analysis, and written and oral communication, as well as subject-specific skills for further study at postgraduate level.

The modules are assessed by continuous assessment of coursework throughout the year and an end-of-year exam in the final term. A number of modules at each stage are assessed solely through coursework.

Politics

Our main teaching methods are lectures, seminars, working groups, PC laboratory sessions and individual discussions with your personal tutor or module teachers. Assessment is through continuous feedback, written examinations, assessed essays and oral presentations.

Politics Open Forum

We hold a weekly extra-curricular Open Forum organised by our School research groups, where students and staff have the opportunity to discuss and debate key issues of the day that affect higher education and politics in the world today.

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For programme aims and learning outcomes, please see the programme specification for each subject below. Please note that outcomes depend on your specific module selection:

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