The University of Buckingham is: o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focus o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) o Top for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey and Complete University Guide) o Small group teaching focused – student:staff ratio of 11:1 o Flexible – start your course in September or January This unusual – but important – combination of subjects was influenced by the work of Nobel prize-winner and Buckingham supporter Ronald Coase (1910-2013), who argued for the centrality of law to both economics and politics. Buckingham is one of the few places where you can study these three subjects in combination. As a graduate in PEL, your ability to integrate these three perspectives will be highly valued by major employers. The Law element of the degree provides a good grounding in constitutional, administrative, corporate and business law, as well as international law and legal economics. The Politics element of the degree focuses on area and country studies, with a particular emphasis on political order and security challenges. Those challenges vary from region to region but typically take the form of political violence (war, terrorism and organised crime), mass migration and economic instability. Students are encouraged to approach these problems from a number of disciplinary perspectives. The Economics element of the PEL programme covers the core areas of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. But in addition, there is an emphasis on the interaction between Economics, Politics and Law, as exemplified in the double module Legal Economics.