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Politics and Economics BA (Hons)

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 - 4 Years

Course summary

Course description

Leicester has always been at the cutting edge of British political science, and has an international reputation for being at the forefront of innovation in economic science. You will benefit from the expertise of our Politics lecturers, whilst being among the first to study at our new £16 million Brookfield campus - the new home of our School of Business.

Politics and Economics are subjects that will always have an impact on the other. Economics studies the ways in which external factors influence the economy and politics is one of the many external factors that has an impact on the economy. The success or failure of the economy is also a key aspect of political debate.

Over the course of your degree you will learn how to analyse political ideas and ideologies and to consider the problems facing diverse political systems. You will also cover the core subjects of microeconomics and macroeconomics, along with basic mathematical and statistical techniques which will help with solving economic problems.

In your third year you will be able to choose all your modules from a wide list of politics and economics modules that you can pursue your own interests and delve deeper into the topics that interest you the most.

As well as examining the workings of political systems in Britain and other states, you will explore some of the most important and interesting issues in politics: Who holds power and why? Is there a crisis of political participation? What are the appropriate limits to individual liberty? Is globalisation a positive process?

Teaching

You will be taught by a combination of lectures and small group seminars. Seminars are designed to delve deeper into topics covered in your lectures in order to encourage discussion, exploration and application of issues.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a variety of methods including written examination, assessed essay, reports, briefing papers and presentations.

You will have regular meetings with your personal tutor to discuss progress in your studies. Your personal tutor will also provide a sympathetic ear for all matters of personal concern, whether they be academic, financial, housing, career or social issues.

Careers and employability

Our degrees provide you with the transferable skills to equip you for a wide range of careers, including government, the media, education, administration, and management in industry and commerce.

Our careers and employability tutors support and facilitate your academic, professional and personal development. They will help you to make an informed choice, provide help and advice on employability, and send you information on potentially interesting traineeships and vacancies.

Graduate destinations

Graduates from our Politics degrees have gone on to work for a wide range of employers including:

  • BNP Paribas
  • HSBC
  • Credit Agricole
  • Applus Aerospace
  • Spottydog Communications

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,450per year

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

University information

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

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    44th out of 85

  • Entry standards

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    55th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    66th

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    123 56%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.75 75%

    77th

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