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Economics/Politics (Equal) BA (Hons)

University of York

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Debate the principles that govern a prosperous society and hone your analytical skills against pressing political crises.

From tax on tea to the global distribution of wealth, everything economic is also political. By studying these subjects together, you will gain a broader appreciation for the intersections of wealth and power, poverty and political unrest. You'll be challenged by world-class academics to critically assess both fundamental political structures and economic theories and to analyse what happens where these meets.

You'll learn with a diverse and international student body and with opportunities to study abroad you can develop a truly global perspective. Our active Club of Politics, Economics and Philosophy (PEP) encourages debate beyond the classroom, and employers’ value the skills you will develop in thinking across boundaries and engaging critically with a range of material.

Assessment

Most of your assessments will be either unseen examination papers or essays, which will vary depending on the department running the module. Most Economics modules for example are assessed by exams, but in Philosophy there is more of a mixture of exams and essays.

Assessments occur throughout the three years of study, usually in the term immediately after the module has been taken. There are three assessment periods during the academic year: Week 1 of the Spring Term, Week 1 of the Summer Term and Weeks 5 to 8 of the Summer Term.

Careers and skills

The interdisciplinary nature of Economics and Philosophy provides transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers, with over 95% of our graduates entering further work or study within six months. With our diverse student body and opportunities for internships and study abroad, you'll be well prepared to enter the global marketplace.

Career opportunities

  • Central and local government
  • Private industry
  • Creative arts and media
  • Teaching
  • Social work
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Accountancy
  • Banking
  • Publishing

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 80 3

    17th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    146 66%

    26th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%

    13th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    41st

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    147 71%

    22nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    15th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    38th

    7

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