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 The course provides a rigorous and wide-ranging study of politics, combined with a significant grounding in economics. It covers political theory; political history; comparative political analysis; area studies; international relations. The economics modules examine decision-making in the context of a market economy, and the institutional support for such an economy to operate effectively. The degree will equip students for a wide range of careers, including working in international organisations. Students will develop important skills of value to employers: the ability to analyse concepts, write well, assess published work, communicate (including making oral presentations), determine the validity of opposing points of view, and undertake independent research. You will be taught by experts in small groups. Your lecturers will also be your tutors; we don’t employ graduate teaching assistants. And you will benefit from the diverse cultural experiences of the other students, who are drawn from over 80 countries.