Understand the complex interactions between economic and political factors. You'll gain the skills to manipulate economic theory to solve global problems.
In this course, you’ll examine the challenges facing individuals, countries and the international community.
You will develop an understanding of government and society through core concepts such as power, justice, order, conflict, legitimacy, accountability, obligation, sovereignty and decision making. You will develop strong numeracy skills in statistics and information technology. You will explore the institutional, UK and global context within which economic decisions and policy formation takes place.
In your first year, you will gain a secure base in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. You will study the exercise of power in societies, and the resolution of conflict between power and policies. This will be integrated into economic analysis. You will also develop your understanding of international relations, and issues of conflict and security. In the final year, you will be able to choose from a selection of optional units.
By the end of the course, you will have an appreciation of the interface between economics and political science.
You’ll learn from academics with expertise across the breadth of economics. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.
Our computer network enables you to access the up-to-the-minute data on economics. You will use the latest economics based software to improve your ability to conduct analysis.
Our economics graduates are very successful in today’s competitive labour market. They pursue a range of careers in both the private and public sectors.
Many of our graduates work as economists, financial or business analysts, researchers, accountants and tax professionals. They have worked for organisations such as:
- Bank of England
- Morgan Stanley
Find out what our graduates go on to do.