You explore all major areas of philosophy, political science, and economics, including political theory and political behaviour, macro and microeconomics, and major philosophical approaches. You develop insights into important national and global questions and reflect critically with a theoretical, practical and normative point of view. Your first year combines a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of philosophy, politics and economics, with a solid grounding in key methods of study and research. In your second and final years you choose from an exciting range of options giving you the flexibility to concentrate on the areas you have developed a particular interest in. 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.
Many of our courses offer a choice of optional modules to tailor your learning experience. More information about these can be found on the University of Essex website.
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Essex was amazing! The campus was seriously beautiful, had many a lovely afternoon sat by the lake on campus trying to revise. There’s a great community feel here, everyone is very friendly and there are amazing support services at the Union. Be sure to pick the right accommodation – if you’re ready to party every night, stay at the Towers, where no-one ever sleeps! If you’re a quieter type, the South Courts are a bit more relaxed although there’s still parties to be had. My teachers were also amazing, and I had a great time on my course.
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Set for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
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Set for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
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