Economics, Politics and International Relations (Hons), B.A. | Lancaster University | Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Economics, Politics and International Relations (Hons)

36 months
22315 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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An understanding of economics, politics and international relations gets to the heart of how the world works. It’s also highly prized by employers in the private and public sectors. All first years at Lancaster University's Economics, Politics and International Relations (Hons) study Principles of Economics, Politics in the Modern World and International Relations: Theory and Practice.


Key facts

In both years 2 and 3 one-half of your modules will be Economics courses and one-half will be from the Politics and International Relations suite of modules. In terms of the Politics and International Relations courses, the degree offers you the flexibility to focus on one of these areas, or to take forward your studies combining both. 

In your second year at Lancaster University’s Economics, Politics and International Relations (Hons), you’ll be able to choose whether you take modules with a more intuitive approach, or those that are focused more on analysis, mathematics and statistics. Subjects could include Microeconomic Analysis, Macroeconomics Analysis, Game Theory, Modern Political Thought, Applied Economics, Economic Policy and Chinas International Relations.

In the second and third year you will also able to choose from a broad range of politics options, such as Politics and History of the Middle East; International Relations, Security and Sustainability; Politics of Development and Global Changes; Understanding Key Economic Concepts; Issues in Contemporary Politics and Philosophy. For more details and options, please see the PPR department website.

Your final year could include options such as Islamic Politics, Health Economics, Economic Development, International Economics, and Human Rights. High-performing students also have the opportunity to write a dissertation.


Graduates of this course develop a wide range of skills, which are highly valued by employers both in the UK and abroad. Together with a thorough understanding of global economics and politics, you’ll develop well-rounded communication, analytical and IT skills, all of which are increasingly sought after in the workplace.

Typical career paths for our graduates include the civil service and local government, with a large number opting for positions in the private sector, in industries such as finance, accountancy and law.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Career and Employability
  • International Relations: Theory and Practice
  • Politics in the Modern World
  • Principles of Economics
  • Applied Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Level AAB
  • GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4
  • International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects
  • BTEC Distinction

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22315 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22315 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Lancaster

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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