What Will You Study

Studying Economics and International Relations at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn from some of the foremost academics in the field. Our Economics Department is part of the Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) - a quadruple-accredited, world-ranked management school, consistently among the UK's top ten.

You will learn from staff exploring issues such as war and governance and their impact on the global economy, the analysis of public policies, and the great macroeconomic debates. International Relations is taught within the Politics, Philosophy and Religion department, which places a strong emphasis on research and uses it in the teaching across the programme.

The department of Economics offers a wide range of courses, which allows students to choose whether to take a more formal route, with a heavier mathematical and statistical content, or instead choose modules taught with more intuitive approach, and less reliance on analytical methods.

You’ll begin your degree with core modules in the Principles of Economics and Politics and Governance in the Contemporary World. In your first year you may also choose to study Quantitative Methods for Economics, or a third subject of your interest.

In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as International Relations and Security or The Politics of Development, together with Micro- and Macroeconomics. This will then allow you to complete your degree with third-year options such as Monetary Development, Public Economics and Globalisation and Transnational Politics.