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What will I learn?

This programme is awarded by University of London (UOL), UK and developed by the member institution, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

LSE is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. Since its foundation in 1895, it has acquired a worldwide reputation for the quality of its research – 50% of its research was rated world-leading and a further 37% internationally excellent in the most recent assessment of research quality in UK universities.

This programme builds on some core economic theories and key concepts of modern political thought. Emphasis is on microeconomics, macroeconomics, understanding the present state of democracy, political analysis and public choice.

Strong foundation in economics, politics

The world is flat and we’re all backyard neighbours, whether we’re in Beijing or Brooklyn or Bedok. When economic growth was climbing in China, property prices in Singapore went up. When the US presidential election is around the corner, criticisms on China surge. When Britain left the European Union, decision efficiency in the EU improved in leaps and bounds.

This programme builds on core economic theories and important concepts of modern political thought. It develops your intellectual capacity to understand the world in political and economic terms. Emphasis is on microeconomics, macroeconomics, understanding the state of democracy, and the democratic process. You will learn the rigorous process of conducting economic analysis at micro, macro and international level. In addition, you will be exposed to the debates in comparative politics and their social-economic impacts.

Learning outcome

  • Assess research practices and compare theoretical positions affecting both Economics and Politics
  • Apply theoretical perspectives to real-life situations and challenges
  • Understand the relationship between the political economy and public choice (the use of analytical tools of economics in the study of politics).

Which department am I in?

SIM Global Education

Study options

Full Time (Standard BSc (Hons) (12 units) 3 years; Graduate BSc (Hons) (9 units) 2 years)

Tuition fees
SG $32,000 (est.) for 12 units / 3 years (BSc Standard route); SG $21,700 (est.) for 8 units / 2 years (BSc Graduate entry route)
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

SIM Global Education

461 Clementi Road,

599491, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have three GCE 'A' Level passes or minimum of 3 H2 level subjects with a pass or above. Advanced 1 – 16 Modules: An RMIT approved non-business diploma from any of the local polytechnics. Advanced 2 – 12 Modules: An RMIT approved relevant business diploma from SIM or any of the local polytechnics. Other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the university. English Language Requirements: Applicants who have not achieved a minimum of C or better in General Paper at AS/H1 Level or Knowledge and Inquiry at H2 must provide evidence of at least ONE of the following: IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 (no band less than 6.0); TOEFL - Paper-Based = 580 (TWE 4.5); TOEFL - internet-Based Test (iBT) = 92, with minimum of 20 in all sections; Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE(A) = 58 (no communication band less than 50); Cambridge English: (Advanced CAE) (up to 2014) = 58 with no less than 'borderline' in each skill; Cambridge English: (Advanced CAE) 2015 onwards: 176 with no less than 169 in any component; RMIT English Worldwide (REW) Advanced Plus or equivalent; Successful completion of a recognized approved Diploma qualification or higher, where the language of instruction was English. Have successfully studied Singapore Cambridge 'A' levels at a Singaporean high school for at least 2 years and met the academic entry criteria of 3 A/H2 level passes. Other equivalent qualifications approved by RMIT will be considered.

For international students

General Entrance Requirements (GER) are:

Applicant must be 17 years or older by 30 November in the year of registration with UOL

Satisfy course requirements in English and Mathematics

Two approved GCE ‘A’ /H2 level subjects and three approved GCE ‘O’ level subjects, OR

Three approved GCE ‘A’ /H2 level subjects and one approved GCE ‘O’ level subject, OR

Three H2 passes provided that at least grades D, E, E are obtained, OR

Two H2 and two H1 passes provided they are in non-overlapping subjects

Entry requirements vary from country to country. Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Singapore.

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