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Politics and International Relations


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Come and meet us to discover more about Politics and IR at Lancaster. Our bespoke applicant events are taking place on:

  • Saturday 28 January 2023 (campus event)

  • Saturday 25 February 2023 (campus event)

  • Wednesday 8 March 2023 (digital)

  • Saturday 11 March 2023 (campus event)

  • Saturday 25 March 2023 (campus event)

  • Wednesday 10 May 2023 (digital)

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Contact: Undergraduate Admissions

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Contact: Dr Anna-Sophie Maass, Admissions Tutor for Politics and International Relations

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What you need to know

Bianka Venkataramani

A place for Bianka

Studying International Relations at Lancaster has been an absolute joy. The atmosphere is so welcoming, the academics always kind and generous with their time, and the department always there to offer any support you might need.

The department is home to an impressive collective of global experts on a wide array of topics within both politics and international relations, and getting the opportunity to engage with them on a daily basis has truly enriched my educational experience and broadened my horizons as a burgeoning academic myself.

I have just completed the Richardson Institute internship programme. The skills I have gained through this experience will prove invaluable later on in my career. It gave me the opportunity to develop practical research skills and data processing knowledge. It was also a good chance to network with people from various organisations engaged in the international security, development, and humanitarian fields.

Bianka Venkataramani, BA (Hons) Peace Studies and International Relations

Ben Crumpton
Politics and Philosophy student Ben Crumpton

A welcoming and supportive environment

The Department has been a fascinating, welcoming and supportive environment from the beginning of first year to the end of final year.

It is staffed by a diverse and friendly team that are always on hand to assist in matters, academic or general, whenever you need help.

Lancaster offers a wide and varied range of modules throughout the degree which are taught with up-to-date research and essential critical insight. During my time at Lancaster, I have had the opportunity to travel to New York and Boston with the department where I was fortunate enough to visit the UN Headquarters along with many other brilliant points of interest.

I have also participated in numerous extra-curricular departmental activities such as research internships and conference assistance. Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time studying in the department and I would recommend it to any prospective student wholeheartedly.

Ben CrumptonBA (Hons) Politics and Philosophy

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Spotlight on BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Our personal lives, our societies and our political institutions are shaped by economic forces. Economic activity has a political dimension and both politics and economics raise a host of deeper philosophical questions including questions about what matters and what is fair.

Through our flexible, modular programme, you can shape your degree to fit your interests and spend time discovering what you enjoy, exploring the areas that interest you the most.

Philosophy, Politics and Economics BA Hons