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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Our Political Economy BA/BSc is a high-quality, interdisciplinary programme that will equip you with the skills and knowledge to understand, analyse and contribute to the political and economic institutions of the 21st century, both in the UK and globally. Depending on the modules you choose, you can graduate with either a BA or a BSc degree.

Key benefits

  • Academic study of advanced, cutting-edge economic and political concepts and methods.
  • With over 150 scholars, the Department of Political Economy is a part of the largest concentration of scholars in the field of political economy, public policy and international studies in Europe.
  • Your learning will be supported by an internationally recognised team of experts and leaders in their fields.
  • The degree features a wide range of required and optional modules covering theory and empirics in the field of political economy and developing your qualatative and quantitative analytical skills.
  • You can choose to take a number of optional modules offered through our Politics BA/BSc and PPE degree courses, in addition to those offered as part of the main Political Economy degree course.

The course is taught primarily at our Strand Campus, putting you close to all the facilities offered by the College and within easy reach of the cultural attractions of the Southbank and Covent Garden. The library and computing facilities are readily accessible together with the opportunity to use the University of London library at Senate House.

Course Aims

  • Our Political Economy BA/BSc aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of political and economic events and processes in a global context.
  • If you choose the BA, you will focus primarily on political analysis and processes, while choosing the BSc leads to a course with a stronger emphasis on economic analysis.
  • You will learn to think critically and independently about the issues you encounter in your studies, and develop a range of skills that will support your intellectual, vocational and personal development.
  • Your first year will provide the foundations for the study of economics, politics and the intersection of the two subjects. You will then be able to choose between two pathways through the final two years of the degree, depending on your interests.


Through your Political Economy BA/BSc degree, you will develop a range of transferable analytical skills and interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of political economy that will be valued by a wide-range of employers in government institutions, private sector organisations and businesses, think tanks, policy-consultancies, journalism and communication, and research.

Many of our graduates proceed to postgraduate studies in top-ranked universities.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 28,050per year

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

Entry requirements

University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 78 31

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    195 88%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%



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