Study BSc. Economics and Politics
The London School of Economics and Political Science has been ranked TOP in Europe and SECOND in the World in social science and management, QS World University subject rankings 2020.

In the coming years Kosovo will face massive socio-economic and political challenges. The wellbeing of the young generations is negatively influenced by the poor infrastructure, corrupt system, poverty, inequality, unemployment, and poor healthcare and education system. Kosovo needs a generation of bright minds which could bring effective solutions to these challenges and would inspire changes for the advancement of the Kosovan society.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Politics offered by UoL with academic direction from the LSE combines two crucial fields that create the critical foundation upon which the society functions. In this programme students attend half of the courses in economics and the other half in politics. They are exposed to in-depth analyses of various political and economic phenomena which continue to influence the well-being of the citizens all over the world. In doing so, students learn about the synergy between politics, public policy and economics and those who complete studies, get a rich study experience making them intellectually fit to engage efficiently in shaping Kosovo society according to best European and World practices. For example, some of the topics covered in the courses of this programme are: political theories, political preferences and voting behaviour, political parties and electoral systems, political institutions, democracy and democratisation, economic performance and public spending, political analysis and public choice, comparative politics, microeconomics, macroeconomic policies, econometrics, labour economics, international economics, and so on. By attending these courses, students will learn to demonstrate knowledge and skills in applying economic reasoning to the analysis of a wide range of policy issues, and gain a detailed and critical understanding of the main theoretical debates in the field of economics and politics. All in all, LSE is considered to be the home of economic and political thinkers offering in this way a unique opportunity for the youth of Kosovo who wish to shape their own future in line with the western values.

This distinguished academic program under the British education system allows students to complete their bachelor’s degree within three years compared to other education systems that last four years. A three year bachelor degree not only translates in lower costs, but at the same time allows specialisation in comparison to a more general orientation with minor specialisation in a specific field which leave out important topics needed for a career in business and government. Furthermore, the degree is offered in English Language, making it more competitive with those offered in Albanian language in Economics or Political Science as separate degrees. Despite advantages in learning in English Language and applying modern learning techniques and innovative Technologies, the BSc Economics and Politics programme developed by LSE academics gives access to exclusive materials and information and increases the chances of becoming the right fit for the labour market and the government leadership.

In a nutshell, a specialized programme such as BSc in Economics and Politics allows undergraduates to develop the skills and knowledge in shorter time, with better quality and affordable fees and prepare them for a career in the areas of economics, policy, government, and consultancy and entry to a Master’s programme in this field everywhere in the world

Prospectus for Undergraduate studies

Important Dates

Career Possibilities

This degree will help to prepare you for careers in areas of economics, policy, government, and consultancy. You could also gain entry to a master’s programme in these fields.
It will also help you to question and analyse information, develop arguments, and boost your analytical and communication skills – all of which are valued in management-related roles
LSE alumni and faculty members have been awarded 19 Nobel Prizes in economics, peace and literature. At least 36 past or present prime ministers, presidents and premiers have come from the School.

Industries with the high demand for Economics and Politics graduates

  • Government and Politics
  • Education and Teaching
  • Research
  • Banking and Finance
  • Consultancy
  • NGO’s, charities and international development
  • Information and digital industry
  • Journalism and media
Unique program offering in-depth analysis on Politics and Economics jointly

The Benefits

Program considered as the home of political and economical thinkers
Launched in 1895 / long heritage and status
Alumni – 13 Nobel Prize Winners from the program
Acceptance rate 8.6%
Programme Outline
Year 1/ Level 4
CORE 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics
CORE 2 MT105a Mathematics 1 (half course)
and
STAT104a Statistics 1 (half course)
CORE 3 PS1130 Introduction to modern political thought
CORE 4 PS1172 Introduction to political science
Year 2/ Level 5
CORE 5 EC2065 Macroeconomics
CORE 6 EC2066 Microeconomics
CORE 7 PS2082 Comparative Politics
Year 3/ Level 6
CORE 8 & 9 One course chosen from:
EC3015 Economics of labour or
EC3016 International economics or
EC3022 Public economics or
EC3044 Economics of development or
EC3020% Industrial economics or
EC3115 Monetary economicsOne of the following:

PS3086 Democracy and democratization
PS3088 Politics and policies of the European Union
PS3108 Political analysis and public choice

ELECTIVE 10 One 300 course from Selection group E
ELECTIVE 11 One 300 course from Selection groups IR or P
ELECTIVE 12 One 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
Assessment

Each course is assessed by an unseen written exam, which is usually held in May or June. Some courses also require you to submit coursework.
Your exam is set and assessed by academics at LSE, ensuring that your degree is of the same standard as those studying on-campus in London.

Additional Costs

You may also need to budget for:

  • Textbooks (could extend to around £300 per year)

Exam center fees, which are paid directly to the venues where you sit your exams.

Other costs
In addition to the fees payable to the University, you should also budget for the cost of:
Purchasing textbooks
Any course or tuition you choose to undertake at a teaching institution
The fee levied by your local examination center to cover their costs.

Application and Registration process

Getting started
You must apply online at London.ac.uk/courses. Staff at Riinvest International will assist you with application and registration process.

Stage 1
Submit your online application form and application fee. Please note the application fee is non-refundable.

Stage 2
Submit your documentary evidence.
This can be done online when submitting your application or at a later stage.

English Requirements
The following proficiency tests are accepted for all undergraduate courses, provided they have been awarded within the past three years:
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English.
City & Guilds International ESOL 8984 Mastery award.
(IELTS) International English Language Testing System: 6 overall, with 5.5 in each sub-test.
Pearson Test of English, Academic: 54 overall, with 54 in Reading and Writing elements.
University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES)
Business English Certificate, Level 3 only (BEC 3 award).
(TOEFL) iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language: 87 overall, with 21+ in Reading and Writing sub-tests and 19+ in Speaking and Listening sub-tests.
If the candidate does not have any of the above-mentioned tests taken, he/she could take the IELTS test at Riinvest International, since Riinvest is the authorized testing center for IELTS for Kosovo.

Math Requirements
For BSc. Data Science and Business Analytics programme, candidates must take the Bridging Math Test for which Riinvest will offer free preparation course and testing.

Stage 3
You will be contacted by email with one of the following:
Offer letter
Request for further information
The application referred to the Admission Panel.

Stage 4
Complete the online registration.
It will be explained how to do this in the Offer Letter.

Stage 5
Start your studies. Once you register, you will be given access to the VLE. You will also receive additional study materials to your correspondence address.

Useful information for applicants
Submit your application even if you are waiting to sit an examination or to receive examination results. We can begin to process your application without all the evidence, although we will not be able to give you a final decision until all the necessary documentation has been received.

Meet the Faculty

This degree provides an understanding of the fundamentals of economic analysis, and enables you to formulate and develop economic and political arguments.

Dr Eiko Thielemann, Academic Coordinator, LSE
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