It is kind of scary to think that in one year I will be a graduate about to start a career in the real world. University so far has been so full of experiences that time has gone by really quickly, and I haven’t even fully realized it.
Still, I really am looking forward to starting my third year. So far I had only been able to choose my Politics modules, while all the Economics modules I had to take were compulsory (the technical term is “core”). This is because I am on a joint degree, but single honours Economics students have more choice also in their second year.
But now I have had the opportunity to choose all my modules for the next academic year. This is amazing, because it really allows us to pick the areas we are mostly interested in, and I really cannot wait to start. I chose mostly Macroeconomics subjects for what concerns Economics, as I am really passionate about governmental policy-making. For what concerns Politics, I am going to do Electoral Behaviour and Parliamentary Studies. The latter is a workshop-based course which will include a trip to the Houses of Parliament, and I am really, really excited.
In the final year we also have the possibility to write a dissertation on a topic of our choice. In my case, this was compulsory for Politics (but I would have done it anyway, I love the idea of working on my own project) and optional for Economics. Unfortunately, I find that one dissertation is challenging enough, so I will not be doing the Economics one. But the great thing about joint degrees is that they give you a more global view about several issues, and my knowledge of Economics will certainly be really useful in writing my Politics project.
It will be a hard, probably the hardest, year. But I am sure it will also be the best one!