BA International Relations and Economics
Study BA International Relations and Economics and you will develop a deep understanding of the critical political and economic issues that dominate the news agenda and shape the world in which we live.
In international relations, you will acquire a strong grounding in fundamental elements such as political ideas and international relations theory. You will have the opportunity to study a wide range of specialist core and optional modules, which cover topical issues such as European political integration, international terrorism, and politics in the Middle East.
In economics, you will study both applied and practical issues and focus on the relationship between economics and society. This course places less emphasis on mathematical and statistical content, and instead you will focus on the relevance of these techniques to applied problems. You will still learn necessary maths skills in your core modules with extensive support, should you need it. Optional modules span a number of topics, including business, policy, economic history and even the economics of climate change.
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- Established for more than 50 years.
- 100% of our research impact has been classed ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ (REF 2021, combining 4* and 3* submissions – Business and Management Studies, and Anthropology and Development Studies).
- Ranked among the top 200 universities in the world for Economics (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023).
Most of your contact time will be spent in seminar groups, allowing you to interact directly with staff and add your own voice to the discussion.
You have the option of studying this degree over four years with a placement year.