What Will You Study

Our Management, Politics and International Relations degree is a unique four-year interdisciplinary programme which is taught by the Management School and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religions (PPR) and includes an integral placement year within an organisation.

This degree aims to provide you with in-depth understanding of major issues, problems, as well as the concepts and analytical skills relating management and business to politics and international relations, within the global context and across various regions of the world.

You will begin your degree with three foundation modules: Management and Organisations, Understanding Politics and Governance, together with an introduction to critical and analytical thinking through an understanding of Philosophy. These core courses are complemented by modules on employability and career development to help you start shaping your ideas for the next stage of your career.

In your second year, you will be able to choose from a range of various modules in both departments.  This will allow you to focus on those issue, problems, and concrete themes that interest you most. To deepen your knowledge of management and related issues, the modules available will relate to areas such as management, business, entrepreneurship, marketing, Human Resource Management, sustainability, ethics, or the social function of technology, and. The other half  will consist of an equivalent number of modules in politics and international relations on themes such Europe, the UK and their place in the world, Asian and Middle Eastern politics, foreign policy, international development, peace studies,

Your third year is spent on placement, developing practical skills and gaining insights into contemporary issues within a specific organisational setting whilst implementing the knowledge you have learnt at Lancaster.

In your fourth and final year, you will again take a mix of various options in management, entrepreneurship, marketing, politics and international relations   and you can once more make choices to focus on aspects of interest in world politics, global issues and international relations.  The final year also leads to a dissertation which will be your personal research project and which is highly regarded in the graduate labour market.