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Is there anyone who does Political Economy at Kings and could tell me if it's interesting/worth it and what it's all about as I'm interested in this degree, thank you
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Political Economy is what Economics used to called back in the 1700s/1800s. If you want a dated degree with little mathematics then by all means go for it.

Personally I'd suggest applying for their new BSc Economics for 2017.
Ignore this random idiot, I've heard great things about political economy at Kings, by all means, go for it!
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Is there anyone who does Political Economy at Kings and could tell me if it's interesting/worth it and what it's all about as I'm interested in this degree, thank you
I did a Master's in Political Economy and it was really worth it from my pov (though I already knew the work of one of the faculty members - Pennington - and I wanted to work with him). Why are you interested in it? what are your goals? what's your background?
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I did a Master's in Political Economy and it was really worth it from my pov (though I already knew the work of one of the faculty members - Pennington - and I wanted to work with him). Why are you interested in it? what are your goals? what's your background?
Would you say it's good to do as a degree or better as a Master? I'm interested in it because I love history politics and economics, that's what I do at A levels anyway and a language I might want to work in the Civil Service, but I'm still really not sure what exactly my 'goal' is yet and I picked what I enjoy for A levels then I had a look at course and political economy sounded like something I would enjoy, but I didn't know much about it, like if it's a degree that would open many doors for me so I came on here.
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Would you say it's good to do as a degree or better as a Master? I'm interested in it because I love history politics and economics, that's what I do at A levels anyway and a language I might want to work in the Civil Service, but I'm still really not sure what exactly my 'goal' is yet and I picked what I enjoy for A levels then I had a look at course and political economy sounded like something I would enjoy, but I didn't know much about it, like if it's a degree that would open many doors for me so I came on here.
First, you can work in the civil service with any degree. No pressure to get a specific degree from King's for that.

Second, you sound very young so I won't push on this but you need to have a look at the undergrad modules and see the content. Like, what kind of things they study at undergrad levle and whether you'd be interested in those things.

Third, King's has a good reputation but if you're not going to get into IB or magic circle law or similar occupations which have "target" universities, you don't need to worry about that.

Lastly, I can't tell you which is better 'cos I'm not familiar with the BA programme. The Master's was great for me because as I said, I wanted to my dissertation to be supervised by a professor there as our research interests were similar. As far as I am concerned, the Master's was as a stepping stone to a PhD. Otherwise, I wouldn't think it is useful for anything else.
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Is there anyone who does Political Economy at Kings and could tell me if it's interesting/worth it and what it's all about as I'm interested in this degree, thank you

Don't currently study it. However it sounds similar to an Economics and Politics degree. If you enjoy both go for it
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First, you can work in the civil service with any degree. No pressure to get a specific degree from King's for that.

Second, you sound very young so I won't push on this but you need to have a look at the undergrad modules and see the content. Like, what kind of things they study at undergrad levle and whether you'd be interested in those things.

Third, King's has a good reputation but if you're not going to get into IB or magic circle law or similar occupations which have "target" universities, you don't need to worry about that.

Lastly, I can't tell you which is better 'cos I'm not familiar with the BA programme. The Master's was great for me because as I said, I wanted to my dissertation to be supervised by a professor there as our research interests were similar. As far as I am concerned, the Master's was as a stepping stone to a PhD. Otherwise, I wouldn't think it is useful for anything else.
I see, thank you very much
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Brilliant degree if you are interested in economics or politics, the degree also gives you the opportunity to study political philosophy and study abroad as well. Also, I know many PE students at King's who have gone on to work in IB at leading banks (Lloyds, Morgan Stanley, UBS, and Goldman Sachs) and magic circle/other leading firms (Linklaters, Hogan Lovells, Bird & Bird). I hope this helps!

P.S I am a current BA PE student at King's.
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Hello do you still study there? I was wondering as i have applied for a BS in PE and i now have to choose between bath university and kings for uni. I applied for a BS in econ and politics at bath university. I would largely prefer to go to kings but i’m afraid the program doesn’t have any mathematics in it. I wanted an equal part of economics and politics in my program but unfortunately to do so at kings i had to do philosophy as well, which i didn’t want to do. so i ended up choosing political economy. I do want to be able to study both subjects equally but with a bit of maths as well. So my question is, are there any mathematics in the PE program at kings? because i checked for the courses and couldn’t find anything about it. what do you think? and is there as much economy as politics?
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