At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We proudly rank 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last three years. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. Economics and Politics are of vital importance to all of us in our daily lives. They concern fundamental choices about the ways in which resources are allocated, societies are organised and the way in which we are governed. You’ll learn techniques for addressing real world problems and policy-related issues, and explore the behaviour and performance of households, businesses and governments. You will engage with big questions, such as globalisation, the impact of Brexit, inequality, development, human rights, and the influence of international organisations such as the UN, World Bank, and World Trade Organisation. In considering issues of social importance and policy relevance, and examining real world phenomena, you’ll combine theoretical analysis with up-to-date knowledge about current issues. You’ll use professional software tools to analyse and interpret data and to confidently present complex analyses to a range of audiences. An Economics and Politics degree from Keele will open up a range of opportunities in business and government. Graduates might take up careers as economists, perhaps in the City or with the prestigious Government Economic Service. They might work in commerce and industry, in education or in local government. With or without further study, you might go into banking, insurance, accounting, management consultancy, or the NHS, for example. You might work as an investment analyst, statistician or financial adviser. Many of our students go on to further postgraduate studies.