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BA (Hons) Politics and Economics

University of Suffolk
Three years full-time, Six years part-time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Ipswich
September 2020
11,790 GBP
University of Suffolk

Program description

BA (Hons) Politics and Economics

During a period of profound political and economic upheaval, a degree in politics and economics will equip you with the skills necessary to lead and succeed in a changing world. Politics is about power. One of the main sources of power is wealth derived from the economy. Combining your politics degree with the study of economics is a very smart choice, and will give you a deeper understanding of both subjects.

As well as exploring British and international political structures, our course offers a distinct focus on ‘political action’ across party politics, campaigns and community politics, all within the context of economics and economic theory. Throughout the course, we maintain a critical focus on how political ideas and policies have translated into ‘real, felt’ political action and outcomes ‘on the ground’, whilst developing a broader and more rounded appreciation of the theories, practices and preferences which shape policy on such things as government spending, taxation and welfare policy.

Admission requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

For those applicants studying A-Level & BTEC, we require 112 UCAS points, which equates to BBC (A-Level) or DMM (BTEC). To find out more about country specific requirements please visit our web-page or send us an information request


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Course modules

Year 1:

  • Social Science Research Skills (Mandatory)
  • Key concepts in Political Science (Mandatory)
  • Business Economics
  • Politics and Policy (Optional)
  • Grassroots Politics and Activism (Optional)
  • Introduction to Accounting (Optional)
  • Management and Managing: An Introduction (Optional)
  • Current Political Disputes (Requisite)

Year 2:

  • Secondary Quantitative Data Analysis (Mandatory)
  • Questionnaire Design and Analysis (Optional)
  • Qualitative Research Design and Analysis (Optional)
  • Contemporary Political Theory (Requisite)
  • Macroeconomic Analysis (Mandatory)
  • Microeconomic Theory Analysis (Optional)
  • Political Argumentation and Persuasion (Optional)
  • Social Justice and Policy (Optional)
  • Globalization (Optional)
  • The Cold War (Optional)
  • Macroeconomic Theory (Requisite)
  • Political Discourse (Optional)
  • Political Sociology (Optional)
  • Managing for Innovation and Creativity (Optional)

Year 3:

  • Dissertation (Mandatory)
  • Political Engagement and Professional Development (Optional)
  • Comparative Politics (Optional)
  • Global Economy (Optional)
  • International Development (Optional)
  • Development Economics (Optional)
  • A History of Genocide (L5 prerequisite)
  • A History of Genocide (L5 prerequisite)
  • Industrial Organization (Optional)

For those applicants studying A-Level & BTEC, we require 112 UCAS points, which equates to BBC (A-Level) or DMM (BTEC). To find out more about country specific requirements please visit our web-page or send us an information request

Tuition fees

  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Info zone for further information)
  • International tuition fee: £11,790 p.a.

Continuing studies

Politics and Economics graduates develop a variety of transferable skills over the degree program, including analytical and organizational skills. Graduates may pursue a career as a civil service fast streamer, government social research officer, politician's assistant, public affairs consultant, actuarial analyst, chartered accountant, chartered certified accountant, chartered public finance accountant, data analyst, public relations account executive or a social researcher.

Other possible career paths may include roles within human resources, local government, market research, marketing, newspaper journalism or public relations.

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University of Suffolk

University of Suffolk

The University of Suffolk is a transformational university. Being one of the newest in the UK, the University of Suffolk is not restricted by tradition and embraces change, to produce graduates who can easily adapt to a changing world. Taking...


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University of Suffolk

Waterfront Building
19 Neptune Quay
IP4 1QJ Ipswich Suffolk
United Kingdom

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