Management, Politics and International Relations (Industry) BSc Hons - 2022 Entry

UCAS Code
N230

Entry Year
2022 (2021)

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements

Duration
Full time 4 Year(s)

  • 11th
    For Politics (Joint 11) The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (2021)
  • Study abroad and placement opportunities

Course Overview

Every organisation needs people who think about and understand how the world works. This degree will help you be one of them.

Strategic business decisions, from the smallest, to the largest, depend on global politics, the politics of states and the politics of regions. The interrelationships between business, the economy, and political decision-making cannot be undone; business does not happen in isolation to the environment in which it exists.

This four-year interdisciplinary non-quantitative degree is unique to the UK. Our expertise in work and technology, marketing, entrepreneurship and organisations are all represented through this degree. We step away from idealised business models, instead offering you the chance to dive deeper into politics, international relations and the management of institutions regionally and globally.

Brexit and the political response to the global pandemic are just two examples of the interdependencies between business and politics. Both events raise questions about the role of the state and the role of business in our economies and societies. The answers to these complex questions will come from those who understand the world well enough to lead, from those who are not fazed by the complexities of information and rules by which businesses have to operate.

People with this background, with this understanding of the world, are well-rounded, more responsible leaders, better able to navigate complexities and succeed in business and management.

After a solid grounding in all areas of management, politics and international relations, you will apply to join, in the third year, an organisation in the UK or overseas for a one-year placement, helping you to apply your knowledge to real-world situations. Previous students have worked with companies such as Hyundai, Deloitte and Sony, and the Civil Service in roles across business development, marketing, recruitment, PR and management. If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you are able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme, finishing your degree after your third year.

As a graduate of this degree, you will be better able to decipher the macro environment and its impact on business, in order to be a leader in your chosen career.

Entry Requirements

Grade Requirements

A Level AAB

GCSE English Language grade B or 5

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

We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualifications. 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

Detailed module information for this undergraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

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, and 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

We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2022/23 entry fees have not yet been set.

As a guide, our fees in 2021 were:

UK International
£9,250 £20,185

Applicants from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more information about this on our Island Fees page.

Additional course costs and information

There may be extra costs related to your course for items such as books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation, you may need to pay a subscription to a professional body for some chosen careers.

Specific additional costs for studying at Lancaster are listed below.

College Fees

Lancaster is proud to be one of only a handful of UK universities to have a collegiate system. We have nine colleges in total, and every student belongs to a college, whether you live on campus or choose to commute. All students pay a small college membership fee, which supports the running of college events and activities. Once you have been accepted into a college, you will receive confirmation and be required to pay a college membership fee.

For students starting in 2020, the fee is £40 for undergraduates and research students and £15 for students on one-year courses. Fees for students starting in 2021 have not yet been set.

Computer Equipment and Internet access

To support your studies, you will also require access to a computer, along with reliable internet access. You will be able to access a range of software and services from a Windows, Mac, Chromebook or Linux device. For certain degree programmes, you may need a specific device, or we may provide you with a laptop and appropriate software - details of which will be available on relevant programme pages. A dedicated IT support helpdesk is available in the event of any problems.

The University provides limited financial support to assist students who do not have the required IT equipment or Broadband support in place.

Funding

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 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. 

About the Department

Over the past 50 years, the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology has built a strong reputation in areas including human resource management, employment relations, ethics, sustainability and more. As a student in this department, you will benefit from the expertise of our academic departmental members, who are specialists across wider social sciences and management backgrounds. You will study topics shaped by contemporary issues through our strong industry connections, and you’ll find all the support, guidance and opportunities you need to help you achieve your potential and launch a successful career.

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Student Insights

In her blog, Seun Odusanya talks about what sparked her interest in the subject. "My two main passions have always been management and international relations (IR). I vividly remember watching the humanitarian response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, while marvelling at the sheer scale of planning and organisation that would be required to manage an international relief effort of that magnitude."

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Download the course booklet to find out more about Lancaster University, how we teach Politics and what you'll study as a Politics student.

Download our brochure to find out more about studying International Relations at Lancaster.

Contact hours

The amount of time you spend in lectures, seminars and other learning activities will differ from year to year and vary depending on the module options you choose. These figures are averages from the most recently available data for this course, the academic year 2018-2019, and are based on 1,200 study hours per year. The figures apply to single honours degrees. Joint honours degrees will vary from the percentages below depending on the combinations studied.

Year 1

  • 18%

    Scheduled contact hours

  • 82%

    Independent study

Year 2

  • 17%

    Scheduled contact hours

  • 83%

    Independent study

Year 3

  • 100%

    Placement or Study Abroad

Year 4

  • 14%

    Scheduled contact hours

  • 86%

    Independent study

Assessment

Most of our degrees use a broad range of assessments methods. These figures are averages based on the most recently collected data for this course, and are given as a guide.

Year 1

  • 53%

    Coursework

  • 47%

    Written exams

Year 2

  • 80%

    Coursework

  • 20%

    Written exams

Year 3

  • 100%

    Coursework

Year 4

  • 62%

    Coursework

  • 38%

    Written exams

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