BA Economics and Politics is based in the department of Government - ranked among the top 200 departments on the planet according to the QS World University Rankings (2017). You explore all major areas of economics and political science, including macro and microeconomics, political systems and political ideas, and the use of modern research techniques. Our rigorous and challenging teaching inspires you to push the boundaries of knowledge. Whatever the political questions that interest you, you go beyond simply arguing about them, instead seeking the evidence needed to answer them. Your first year combines a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of politics and economics. In your second year you continue to develop your understanding of economics and examine research design and statistical methods. In your final year you learn how governments use economics for their own interests. Through our Q-Step Affiliate Status, we offer you the opportunity to develop your quantitative skills by taking a specialised degree pathway or receiving a student bursary to go on a quantitative work placement. Q-Step is funded by the Nuffield Foundation.