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Economics and International Relations (Hons), B.A.

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  • 36 months
    Duration
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Studying Economics and International Relations at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn from some of the foremost academics in the field. Our Economics Department is part of the Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) - a quadruple-accredited, world-ranked management school, consistently among the UK's top ten.
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Overview

Studying Economics and International Relations at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn from some of the foremost academics in the field. Our Economics Department is part of the Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) - a triple-accredited, world-ranked management school, consistently among the UK's top five.

You 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. International Relations is taught within the Politics, Philosophy and Religion department, which 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 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 subjects such as International Relations and Security or The Politics of Development, together with Micro- and Macroeconomics. This will then allow you to complete your degree with third-year options such as Monetary Development, Public Economics and Globalisation and Transnational Politics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Career and Employability I
  • Politics and Governance in the Contemporary World
  • Principles of Economics B
  • Applied Economics
  • Business and International Macroeconomics
  • Economic Policy
  • Ethics: Theory and Practice
  • Indian Politics, Society and Religion
  • International Relations and Security

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Grade Requirements

A Level AAB

GCSE Mathematics grade B, English Language grade B/C

IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component.

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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 has committed £1.8m in scholarships and bursaries* to help with your fees and living costs. 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.

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2013, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2013 we will have the following financial support available:

  • 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
  • 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
  • As part of the National Scholarship Programme, a £1,000 Bursary, a £1,000 Fee Waiver and a £1,000 Accommodation Discount in the first year of study, for students from England with a household income of less than £25,000. Plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years.

*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2012.

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