UCAS code: LL12
Duration: 4 years
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
This popular combined programme provides a natural combination of two core social science disciplines.
There are many potentially creative tensions between the two disciplines, which reflect the different modes of analysis traditionally used in economics and political science.
The traditional links between economics and political science have been strengthened in recent years by the rapidly growing research programme into new political economy.
Our joint programme exploits these links and tensions through a wide variety of optional honours courses.
Economics 1; Introduction to Politics and International Relations; Political Thinkers; and one option course.
Economics 2; International Cooperation in Europe and Beyond; Statistical Methods for Economics; Comparative Politics in a Globalised World; and one option course.
Topics in Microeconomics; Essentials of Econometrics; either Applications of Econometrics or Topics in Macroeconomics; either Global Justice and Citizenship or Approaches to Politics and International Relations; one politics honours option and one option course from either economics or politics.
A dissertation in economics or politics; two economics honours option courses and two politics honours option courses.
Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.
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Teaching takes place across the Central Area campus. You will have access to all the University’s libraries and computer labs.
The School of Economics exchange programme offers opportunities to study in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, USA, Canada, Argentina, Mexico and within Europe (Erasmus).
Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and web-based learning.
The MathsBase and Economics Help Desk offer students help and support throughout their programme.
You will be assessed by exams, coursework, project reports and presentations. In your fourth year you will complete an honours dissertation.
Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.
To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
Our graduates are highly regarded by employers.
The skills you learn during your programme will equip you for careers in accountancy, business, management and consultancy, or for work in aid agencies, not-for-profit organisations or government departments.
Many previous graduates have entered the finance sector and some large financial firms actively recruit Edinburgh graduates.
The typical offer is likely to be:
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.
You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:
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