Economics and Politics

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.5 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
StudyQA ranking:5128 Duration:36 months

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Description

Economics examines some of the profound issues in our life and times, including: economic growth and sustainable development, emerging market economies, financial and monetary crises, environmental and natural resource problems, international trade and aid to poor countries. The School has a strong international reputation for excellence for research in key areas of economics and many staff advise government bodies both globally and in the UK. Student satisfaction with our programmes is very high, for four years running (2009-12) we have been in the top five economics departments in the National Student Survey and rank equally highly in other league tables.

Politics and international relations is an exciting, fast-changing, broad-based discipline. Our programmes are extremely flexible and offer extensive module choice, reflecting the research interests of our staff, including conflict resolution, federalism, comparative politics, European integration, ethnic conflict, terrorism, the theory of international relations, political theory, and the politics of countries such as China, Japan, Russia and the USA.

Independent rankings

In the National Student Survey 2013, Economics was ranked 3rd for teaching and 7th for student satisfaction.

Economics at Kent was ranked 3rd for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2014.

In the 2013 National Student Survey, 90% of Politics students were satisfied with the quality of their course. And in The Guardian University Guide 2014, Politics was ranked 4th for student satisfaction.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)

Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Partnership Joint Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

EC304 - Principles of Economics

EC309 - Statistics for Economics and Business

PO326 - Introduction to Political Science

PO327 - Introduction to Comparative Politics

EC305 - Mathematics for Economics and Business Mode A

EC306 - Mathematics for Economics and Business Mode B

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

EC500 - Microeconomics

EC502 - Macroeconomics

PO657 - Political Research and Analysis

PO661 - Comparative Politics: Dictatorship and Democracy

PO652 - Politics in the Classroom

PO646 - Presidents, Parliaments and Democracy

PO639 - Humanitarian Communication

PO638 - Political Behaviour in Britain

PO654 - Politics of Deeply Divided Societies

PO653 - Marxism

PO656 - Humans at War

PO658 - The Rise of China

PO669 - Conservatism: Politics and International Relations of the Right

PO668 - International Political Economy

PO667 - War and Peace in International Society

PO666 - Religion and International Politics

PO660 - International Conflict and Cooperation

PO659 - Resistance, Suffering and Leadership: The Political Lives of DGandhi, M

PO664 - Conflict Analysis and Northern Ireland: History, Politics & Culture

PO672 - Advanced Analysis of British Politics

PO671 - International Security

PO636 - Conflict and Security in Africa

PO630 - Politics of The Middle East

PO629 - Terrorism and Political Violence

PO623 - Modern Political Thought

PO618 - East European Politics

PO617 - Contemporary Politics and Government in the United States

PO616 - The Politics of Trust (in the USA)

PO612 - Policy-making in the EU

PO611 - Politics of the European Union

PO607 - Comparative European Politics

PO599 - European Security Co-operation since 1945

PO597 - Governance & Politics of Contemporary China

PO593 - Engendering Politics:Feminist Contributions to Political Theory

PO592 - Rights, Freedoms and Individualism:Contemporary Liberalism in Question

PO579 - Post Communist Russia

PO566 - Europe and the World

PO563 - Foreign Policy Analysis and Management

PO559 - Ethics in International Relations

PO558 - The Contemporary Politics of Japan

PO557 - Japan in the World

PO555 - International Organisation: The UN System

EC511 - Quantitative Economics

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

EC531 - Policy Analysis

EC532 - Environmental Economics, Institutions and Policy

EC533 - The Public Sector

EC534 - The Economics of Money and Banking

EC540 - Development Economics

EC541 - Economics Dissertation

EC542 - Econometrics I: An Introduction to Modern Econometrics using Stata

EC543 - Econometrics 2: Topics in Time Series

EC544 - Economic Integration in the EU

EC545 - Economics of the Labour Market

EC546 - Games for Economics and Business

EC547 - Industrial Economics

EC548 - International Finance

EC549 - International Trade

EC550 - Monetary Economics

EC553 - Public Economics

EC562 - Economics of Finance 1

EC563 - Economics of Finance 2

EC565 - Extended Economics Essay

EC567 - Economics of Gender, Children and the Family

EC568 - World Economics and Financial History: From the 19th Century to the Pre

EC569 - Economic Growth

EC570 - Microeconomics of Development

EC571 - Agricultural, Food and Natural Resource Economics

PO555 - International Organisation: The UN System

PO557 - Japan in the World

PO558 - The Contemporary Politics of Japan

PO559 - Ethics in International Relations

PO563 - Foreign Policy Analysis and Management

PO566 - Europe and the World

PO579 - Post Communist Russia

PO590 - Specialist Dissertation (2 units)

PO592 - Rights, Freedoms and Individualism:Contemporary Liberalism in Question

PO593 - Engendering Politics:Feminist Contributions to Political Theory

PO597 - Governance & Politics of Contemporary China

PO599 - European Security Co-operation since 1945

PO607 - Comparative European Politics

PO611 - Politics of the European Union

PO612 - Policy-making in the EU

PO616 - The Politics of Trust (in the USA)

PO617 - Contemporary Politics and Government in the United States

PO618 - East European Politics

PO623 - Modern Political Thought

PO629 - Terrorism and Political Violence

PO630 - Politics of The Middle East

PO634 - Understanding US Foreign Policy: War, Trans- formation and Terror

PO636 - Conflict and Security in Africa

PO671 - International Security

PO672 - Advanced Analysis of British Politics

PO662 - The International Politics of Global Climate Change

PO664 - Conflict Analysis and Northern Ireland: History, Politics & Culture

PO659 - Resistance, Suffering and Leadership: The Political Lives of DGandhi, M

PO660 - International Conflict and Cooperation

PO665 - Advanced Topics in Politics and International Relation

PO666 - Religion and International Politics

PO667 - War and Peace in International Society

PO668 - International Political Economy

PO669 - Conservatism: Politics and International Relations of the Right

PO658 - The Rise of China

PO656 - Humans at War

PO653 - Marxism

PO654 - Politics of Deeply Divided Societies

PO638 - Political Behaviour in Britain

PO639 - Humanitarian Communication

PO645 - Market States and Post Democracy

PO646 - Presidents, Parliaments and Democracy

PO652 - Politics in the Classroom

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.

Requirements

Home/EU students

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement

  • A level:AAB-ABB including B in Mathematics unless AS Mathematics at C or GCSE Mathematics at A has already been obtained
  • GCSE:Mathematics grade A
  • Access to HE Diploma:The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma):The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.
  • International Baccalaureate:34 points overall or 16 points at HL including Mathematics 4 at HL or SL (Mathematics Studies is not accepted)

International students

The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.

Funding

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. Our 2015 financial support package includes a £6,000 cash bursary spread over the duration of your course. For Ts&Cs and to find out more, visit our funding page.

General scholarships

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications as specified on our funding pages. Please note that details of the scholarship for 2015 entry have not yet been finalised and are subject to change.

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