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Economics and Politics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Economics and Politics are long-established and closely related disciplines, but Lancaster’s combined degree scheme will do more than teach you about traditional perspectives. You will also train in the analysis of current policy issues and problems using the latest techniques and technology.

About

Your will learn from staff exploring issues such as war and governance and their impact on the global economy, the analysis of public policies, and the great macroeconomic debates. The Politics department places a strong emphasis on research and uses it in the teaching across the programme. The department of Economics offers a wide range of courses, which allows students to choose whether to take a more formal route, with a heavier mathematical and statistical content, or instead choose modules taught with a more intuitive approach, and less reliance on analytical methods

You’ll begin your degree with core modules in the Principles of Economics and Politics and Governance in the Contemporary World. In your first year you may also choose to study Quantitative Methods for Economics, or a third subject of your interest.

In your second year, you’ll study modules such as The Politics of Development or The Politics of the European Union together with Micro- and Macroeconomics and Econometrics. This will then allow you to complete your degree with third-year options such as Monetary, Development and Public Economics and Contemporary Issues in the Middle East.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Career and Employability I
  • Politics and International Relations in the Contemporary World
  • Principles of Economics 
  • Career and Employability II
  • Applied Economics
  • Business and International Macroeconomics
  • Comparative Politics of the Asia Pacific and the Middle East
  • Economic Policy
  • Foreign policy of contending powers
  • Game Theory
  • Indian Politics, Society and Religion

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    93

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

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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, Distinction, Distinction

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    17600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17600 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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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.

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

  • A 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.

Students may incur travel costs dependant on their placement location.

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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