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Economics, Politics and International Relations BA (Hons)

Lancaster University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

How do you encourage an economy to grow? Should governments intervene in the market? What impact does war have on the global economy? An understanding of economics, politics and international relations gets to the heart of how the world works. It’s also highly prized by employers in the private and public sectors.With a focus on China, Russia and India, you will learn from some of the fields top academics. Economics modules are taught in the Department of Economics while all Politics and International Relations modules are taught within the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. Both of these departments strongly believe in using research throughout their teaching.All first years study Principles of Economics, Politics in the Modern World and International Relations: Theory and Practice.In both years 2 and 3 one-half of your modules will be Economics courses and one-half will be from the Politics and International Relations suite of modules. In terms of the Politics and International Relations courses, the degree offers you the flexibility to focus on one of these areas, or to take forward your studies combining both. In your second year, you’ll be able to choose whether you take modules with a more intuitive approach, or those that are focused more on analysis, mathematics and statistics. Subjects could include Microeconomic Analysis, Macroeconomics Analysis, Game Theory, Modern Political Thought, Applied Economics, Economic Policy and Chinas International Relations.In the second and third year you will also able to choose from a broad range of politics options, such as Politics and History of the Middle East; International Relations, Security and Sustainability; Politics of Development and Global Changes; Understanding Key Economic Concepts; Issues in Contemporary Politics and Philosophy. For more details and options, please see the PPR department website.Your final year could include options such as Islamic Politics, Health Economics, Economic Development, International Economics, and Human Rights. High-performing students also have the opportunity to write a dissertation.By looking at theories and real-world issues, you will gain analytical skills and an international perspective to make you stand out in the job market. Former graduates now work in the civil service and local government. A large number opt for private sector roles in industries such as finance, accountancy and law.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,195per year

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University information

Lancaster University

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, England

Lancaster’s community is made up of people from over 100 countries giving students opportunities to make lifelong connections that cross borders and cultures.
The university has dedicated support available for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 80 1

    15th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    139 63%

    31st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    23rd

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    29th

    20
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    144 70%

    25th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    26th

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    38th

    2

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