Economics and International Relations BA Hons - 2018 Entry

UCAS Code
LL12

Entry Year
2018 also available in 2017

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

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. 

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    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. 

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB

    GCSE Mathematics grade B, English Language grade B/C

    IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

    Other Qualifications

    International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

    Access to HE Diploma 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit

    We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

    Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

    Year 2

      Core

      Optional

    Year 3

      Core

      Optional

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    Graduates of this course develop a wide range of skills, which are highly valued by employers both in the UK and abroad. Together with a thorough understanding of global economics and politics, you’ll develop well-rounded communication, analytical and IT skills, all of which are increasingly sought after in the workplace.

    Typical career paths for our graduates include the civil service and local government, with a large number opting for positions in the private sector, in industries such as finance, accountancy and law.

    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

    Lancaster Management School has an award winning careers team to provide a dedicated careers and placement service offering a range of innovative services for management school students. Our high reputation means we attract a wide range of leading global employers to campus offering you the opportunity to interact with graduate recruiters from day 1 of your degree.

  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2018/19 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2017 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £15,870

    Funding

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

    Scholarships recognising academic talent:

    • An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study for full-time UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students who achieve A*,A*,A in their A level examinations (or equivalent academic qualifications) and who place Lancaster as their firm choice. This is awarded regardless of household income.
    • An Access Scholarship of £1,000 for each year of study for all UK students with household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve A level grades of A*,A, A in their A level examinations (or the equivalent academic qualifications). In addition, students from household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve higher entry grades of A*, A*, A (or equivalent academic qualifications), who place Lancaster as their firm choice will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.

             Continuation of the Access Scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progression.

    Students may be eligible for both the Academic and Access Scholarship if they meet the requirements for both.

    •  An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.

    Bursaries for life, living and learning:

    • A Lancaster bursary of £1,000 for each year of study for all students from the UK with a household income of less than £42,600.

            Students from the UK eligible for a bursary package will also be awarded our Academic Scholarship                   and/or Access Scholarship if they meet the criteria detailed above.

    Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Please note that this information relates to the funding arrangements for 2017, which may change for 2018. 

    Students may incur travel costs dependant on their placement location.

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.