|Degree:||Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA (Hons))|
Are you interested in current affairs and politics? Do you want to know more about the important role different economies play in politics and international relations? Our Economics and Politics joint honours programme provides a thorough grounding in core political and economic concepts.
Our academics in Kent’s School of Economics are internationally recognised for their research and are exciting and innovative teachers who place a particular emphasis on making economics relevant to the real world.
As a Kent Economics and Politics student, you develop the skills to analyse and discuss crucial areas in the discipline and are challenged to contribute and defend your own theories and solutions.
In your first year, you are introduced to economic theory and practice as well as to the fundamentals of political science. You then move on to learn about different research methodologies including statistics that are relevant for both disciplines.
During all stages of your studies, you have the opportunity to choose specialist modules that suit your interests and include topics like financial crises, policy analysis, mathematical economics, political economy, and the politics of the European Union.
In your final year of study, there is an option to take a dissertation module on a subject of your choice, which allows you to focus in detail on an area you are particularly passionate about.
This programme includes an opportunity to spend a year working in industry between Stages 2 and 3. This greatly enhances your CV and gives you the opportunity to apply your academic skills in a practical context. In previous years students have worked at:
You are responsible for finding your placements, but the School offers structured support for the application process. You must pass Stage 2 of your degree before you can embark on the year in industry.
You have access to a wide range of topical journals and books in hard copy and digital format through Kent’s Templeman Library.
Your designated academic adviser provides guidance for your studies and academic development. At the School of Economics, we also run a peer mentoring scheme where experienced final-year students offer advice and support to new students.
Kent’s Student Learning Advisory Service offers useful workshops on topics like essay writing and academic referencing.
There are a number of student-led societies which you may want to join such as:
The School of Economics also hosts events that you are welcome to attend. These include:
The School of Politics International Relations runs a programme of events and activities which focuses on bridging the gap between academic study and real-life politics.
Many of our staff advise UK, European and international organisations. These include:
Through these links we can bring real-life examples and scenarios into our teaching, ensuring it is up to date and relevant.