The Economics and Politics pathway of the BA (Hons) Economic and Social Studies programme - or BA (Econ) for short - is a long-established and popular degree. As part of the BA (Econ) you will be able to combine economics with a range of other social science courses such as politics or sociology. Taught by experts from the largest Economics department in the UK, you'll benefit from their research-led teaching and have a wide range of course units to choose from depending on your interests, from econometrics and operational research to development and microeconomics. Above all you will learn about what drives economic systems and acquire the skills to model and quantify these systems - skills that are particularly relevant for professional economist, but are also keenly sought by a wide range of employers. The politics units that you choose will be structured around three core themes, Comparative Politics, International Politics and Political Theory. The Politics department is one of the largest groupings in the UK. It's this scale that allows us to provide such a wide range of courses for this BASS pathway. Economics (L100), Economics & Politics (LL12), Economics & Sociology (LL13), Economics & Philosophy (LV15) and Development Studies (L900) all share a common first year. After your first year you can apply to switch to a different pathway.