The Politics and Economics programme explores ways in which wealth is created and distributed within the modern globalised world and the political systems through which people are taxed and provided with services. These are issues at the heart of our everyday world – from what we do for a living, where and how we live, and how we relate to others. Our programme has been designed to provide a successful and engaging route into the subject for those with an interest in developing highly marketable expertise and qualifications in this most relevant and important field of study. No prior knowledge of politics or economics is assumed, but candidates should have a genuine interest in current political, social, and economic affairs and be keen to learn how to apply economic analysis to a range of real world issues and debates. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to engage in a variety of post graduate careers, from banking and brokerage to politics and public services. Substantial placement periods throughout the programme provide the opportunity to explore the range of careers that interest you before you graduate and therefore help you develop practical insight and experience in the sector you choose to enter.