Lancaster University UK offers Economics and International Relations BA Hons

Lancaster University UK – Studying Economics and International Relations at Lancaster University gives you the opportunity to learn from some of the foremost academics in the field.  The University’s 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 institutions.

The Department of Economics offers a wide range of courses, which allows students to choose whether to take a more formal route, with a more extensive mathematical and statistical content, or instead accept modules taught with the more intuitive approach, and less reliance on analytical methods.

Degree Course Details

You will begin your graduation 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 the third subject of your interest.

In your second year of the degree, you’ll study subjects such as International Relations and Security or The Politics of Development, together with Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. This, in turn, will allow you to complete your degree with third-year options such as Monetary Development, Public Economics and Globalisation and Transnational Politics.

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Lancaster University offers a wide range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, while others provide the chance for you to devise a more flexible curriculum. We divide academic study into two sections – Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes, Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years.


Graduates of this course develop a wide range of skills, which are highly valued by employers both in the UK as well as many overseas destinations. Along with a thorough understanding of global economics and politics, you will also develop a slew of skills including excellent 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 of opting for positions in the private sector, in industries such as finance, accountancy and law.


The fees in 2017 were:

UK/EU  Overseas

£9,250   £15,870


Lancaster University’s priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education, and we have committed £3.7 million in scholarships and bursaries. 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.
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