Management, Politics and International Relations (Industry) BSc Hons - 2017 Entry

UCAS Code
N230

Entry Year
2017

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 4 Year(s)

Course Overview

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.

 

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    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.

     

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB

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

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

    Access to HE Diploma including Distinctions in the majority of units

    Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly

    Essential Subjects

    GCSE Mathematics (B); English Language (B)

    IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)

    Further Information

    General Studies Offers normally include General Studies if it is taken as a fourth A level

    Combination of Qualifications Applications from students with a combination of qualifications are welcomed, for further advice please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed

    Contact Undergraduate Admissions Office + 44 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

    Year 3

      Core

    Year 4

      Core

    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

    All sectors of the graduate market value our management degrees very highly. Graduates from this programme will be able to enter large multinationals, small and medium sized industries and services, international organisations (such as the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund), as well as public sector organisations. Many of our graduates embark upon international careers. The transferable skills which you will develop during the programme, such as intercultural team-working, analytical and presentation skills, negotiation, research design and report-writing, are highly valued by employers. The course also provides a firm foundation for those looking to pursue academic careers.

    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with 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/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 2017/18 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2016 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,000 £15,375

    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. 400 students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. 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 to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications 
    • An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A, 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), will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.
    • An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.

    Bursaries for life, living and learning

    • Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600 

    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

    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. 

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