Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme addresses the practice of politics in the ‘real-world’, in which every political choice is simultaneously an economic act, and every economic decision has indelible political consequences.

**Why study BA Economics, Politics & Public Policy?**

- Studying Economics, Politics and Public Policy at Goldsmiths will put you at the heart of an evolving field, and a broad range of modules lets you tailor your degree to your own interests.

- Our Political Economy Research Centre is dedicated to investigating social and cultural perspectives of economics, from inequality and debt to politics and sustainable prosperity.

- You’ll explore how political conflict and economic cooperation go hand in hand, and learn how our political-economic questions and problems are inescapably social, with their roots in even our smallest daily activities.

- You’ll develop the tools to explore and understand key ideas in politics and economics, preparing you for a career in a range of areas. You might work in campaigning, lobbying or local government, or use your skills in a charity, think tank or social research organisation.

- Our London location means you’ll have Westminster, global business and diverse diasporas are all within easy travelling distance.

- You’ll join an active community at one of the top political universities in the UK (Which? University 2017). You’ll be able to get involved in campaigns, debates, activities and societies and meet other people as passionate about the subject as you.

Course Modules

At Level 4 students take the following compulsory modules:

Political Theory and Ideologies

UK and European Comparative Governance and Politics

World Politics

Students also take either: Introduction to Political Economy and Introduction to Economic Policy or Foundations of Economics.

At Level 5 students study either: Political Economy or Topics in International Economics and International Political Economy 1. Their remaining 90 credits are made up from the list of options currently available in the Department.

At Level 6 students write a research dissertation worth 30 credits and also select 30 credits from a list of Political Economy/Economics modules and 60 credits from a list of modules in the department of Politics and International Relations.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) Other Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5