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The Economics with Politics bachelors degree programme is for students wanting to see how business activities are influenced by government (and vice-versa) and who wish to follow careers in politics, journalism or education.
The study of economics has been historically very closely linked to the study of politics. and this degree programme explores these connections between political and economic life.
The Economics with Politics programme employs a variety of teaching methods in this courses. Lectures and small group tutorials form the backbone of the teaching. Personal contact with members of the academic staff is considered to be essential if each student’s personal enthusiasm for their studies is to be stimulated. Courses emphasise problem solving as a means of reinforcing and cementing the important ideas.
Examples of non traditional teaching methods employed include occasional game playing to encourage discussion and understanding and competing groups of students trying to control a computer model of the economy in Principles of Macroeconomics.
Topics taught in the Economics with Politics bachelors degree programme include:
A dissertation on an approved topic may be substituted for a written examination in one Second-year elective with the approval of the lecturer
Students wishing to study the Economics with Politics Bachelors degree programme must meet the following criteria:
- 300 UCAS points,
- English: IELTS of 6.0 + 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...