BA Economics and Politics

Programme overview

This programme information relates to 2015 undergraduate entry. Economics entrants for 2015 may choose to graduate with either a BA or BSc award. Economics entrants for 2016 will graduate with a BSc award.

This programme is taught jointly by members of staff from the University of Exeter Business School and the Department of Politics within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. It aims to provide a thorough grounding in both disciplines, particularly in their more practical aspects, and bring out their connection and inter-relationship. At each level there is a special inter-disciplinary module. Each of these modules, in its different way, explores the interaction between economic ideas and economic behaviour on the one hand and the working of the political process and government policy on the other.

In the first year, you take introductory modules in economics and politics and in statistical analysis. During the second and final years a variety of modules are taken, some of which are especially concerned with policymaking processes in economic and social affairs. As one of your final examination papers, you select an option drawn from appropriate courses offered by the two Schools, and can thus specialise to some extent in either politics or economics; alternatively, you have the opportunity to present a dissertation on a suitable topic, provided that satisfactory arrangements can be made for its supervision.

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