What Will You Study

Our Management, Politics and International Relations degree is a 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 the in-depth knowledge of the major theories, concepts and issues relating to politics, international relations, and the management of institutions across various regional, as well as global contexts.

You will begin your degree with three foundation modules in Understanding Politics and Governance and in Management and Organisations, together with an introduction to 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 choice of modules allowing you to focus on the issues which are of the most interest to you. To deepen your knowledge of management and related issues, the modules available will relate to the areas of organisation, work and technology, entrepreneurship and marketing. You will balance this with an equivalent number of modules in politics and international relations.

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 again take a mix of management and PPR modules which focus on world politics, global issues and international relations as well as a dissertation module.