What Will You Study

Economics and Politics are long-established and closely related disciplines, but Lancaster’s combined degree scheme will do more than teach you about traditional perspectives. You will also train in the analysis of current policy issues and problems using the latest techniques and technology.

Your first-year Economics courses are designed for undergraduates with or without a background in A-level Economics and lead on to the more advanced study of the second and third years.  A key feature of our Politics and IR courses is the diverse range of modules you can choose from.

You’ll begin your degree with courses including Principles of Economics, and Politics and Governance in the Contemporary World. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as International Relations and Security or The Politics of Development, together with Micro- and Macroeconomics and Econometrics. This will then allow you to complete your degree with third-year options such as Game Theory and Public Economics.