What will I learn?

This four-year joint honours degree provides a thorough grounding in core political and economic concepts. There is a strong relationship between economics and politics and studying the two subjects together deepens your understanding of both. This programme also has the option to take a year in industry between the second and final years.The study of Economics gives you the opportunity to analyse some of today's profound problems, such as poverty and economic growth, developing economies, environmental protection, and financial and monetary crises. You also consider the dilemmas facing households, firms and governments, such as the provision of education, roles of labour markets and regulation of markets.Politics and international relations is an exciting, fast-changing, broad-based discipline. Our programmes are extremely flexible and offer extensive module choice, reflecting the research interests of our staff, including conflict resolution, federalism, comparative politics, European integration, ethnic conflict, terrorism, the theory of international relations, political theory, and the politics of countries such as China, Japan, Russia and the USA.

Which department am I in?

School of Economics

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£17,400.00 (US$ 23,793) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

17 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Recruitment and Admissions Office, The Registry,,

Darwin Road,

Canterbury,

Kent,

CT2 7NZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For entry to a Kent undergraduate degree programme, US students typically need to have: A High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum final GPA of 3.2/4.0. PLUS one of the following: SAT with a score of between 1290 – 1380 depending on the subject you are applying for OR ACT with a score of between 27-29 depending on the subject you are applying for OR 3 SAT Subject Tests with scores of between 600-700 depending on the subject you are applying for OR 2 Advanced Placement (AP) tests with scores of between 4-5 depending on the subject you are applying for. Applicants will also be considered with the following: A combination of SAT Subject Tests and Advanced Placement (AP) tests; An Associate Degree with a GPA of at least 3.2/4.0; 1 or 2 years of a US Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.2/4.0; International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificates as per standard University of Kent requirements; College-level classes/honors classes on a case-by-case basis. Students who have completed 2-3 years of a Bachelor’s degree in the US with a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0 may be considered for 2nd year entry to a Kent undergraduate programme provided they have taken sufficient classes in their major. Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in R&W; 5.5 in S&L).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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