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The BA (Hons) Politics, Economics and Law Bachelors degree is offered by the Department of International Studies and recognises the connection between the academic discipline of Politics and the cognate discipline of History. This new Politics, Economics and Law programme allows students to understand contemporary political systems in Europe, the Americas and East Asia, whilst also understanding the historical roots of the modern international system.
Politics is an interdisciplinary study of Political Science and Political Theory. The subject allows students to evaluate political concepts and theories, as well as understanding ‘otherness’ of people and societies around the world.
The history element of this programmes focuses on international history from 1800 onwards, covering empires, the rise in political polarisation, World Wars and the shaping of our modern political systems, whilst considering the relationship between ideology and the historical process.
All Politics, Economics and Law BA students will write a short dissertation of 5000-7000 on a topic of their choice with the help and supervision of a personal tutor within their chosen field.
Students wishing to study the BA (Hons) Politics, Economics and Law course must meet the following criteria:
- UCAS points: 240
- English Language: IELTS of 6.0 or TOEFL of 213
University of Buckingham
The University of Buckingham was founded in 1976. It is the only independent University in the United Kingdom to hold a royal charter, which gives it the power to award its own degrees. It is a non profit-making charity. From...
Location & accommodation
Buckingham is a picturesque English market town. It lies between Milton Keynes to the East and Oxford to the West (there is a regular bus service to both) and is about an hour’s journey from London; so the shopping malls, cinemas, theatres and clubs are not far away. In Buckingham Town you can find Tesco, Waitrose, and W. H. Smith, as well as more specialist shops. There is a range of...