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International Relations and Economics BA (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

In this course you will develop a deep understanding of the critical political and economic issues that dominate the news agenda and shape the world in which we live.

In international relations, you will acquire a strong grounding in fundamental elements such as political ideas and international relations theory. You will have the opportunity to study a wide range of specialist core and optional modules, which cover topical issues such as European political integration, international terrorism and the Middle East crisis.

In economics, you will study both applied and practical issues and focus on the relationship between economics and society. This course places less emphasis on mathematical and statistical content, and instead you will focus on the relevance of these techniques to applied problems. You will still learn necessary maths skills in your core modules with extensive support, should you need it. Optional modules span several topics, including business, policy, economic history and even the economics of climate change.

Career

Through this course you will develop strong analytical and research skills, as well as becoming experienced in delivering presentations and working as part of a group. These transferable skills will prove immensely valuable when applying for jobs related to your studies and in different fields altogether.

Past students have put their political analysis skills to direct use in the home and European civil services, political research units, think tanks, non-governmental organisations and journalism. Others have gone into advertising, PR, media and banking.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 17,320per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 78 2

    41st out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    124 56%

    42nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    54th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    70th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    116 53%

    45th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%

    80th

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