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BA International Relations & Economics

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  • Objectives
    The study of International Relations and Economics together is a natural and enriching combination that offers students a variety of concepts, approaches and methods for understanding the global world in which we live. In International Relations, while the main focus is on relations between states, particularly in the domain of conflict and post-conflict studies, students can also study in-depth aspects of political philosophy or comparative governmental and political systems. In Economics, students will develop advanced skills in issues covering the whole range of macro to micro economic processes.
  • Entry requirements
    There are different entry qualifications for each programme. Some programmes require you to have a certain amount of knowledge in a subject before you begin the degree programme – this is called a ‘subject requirement’. Other programmes do not have any specific subject requirements. All programmes will, however, expect you to have reached a certain standard in your education and will ask you to achieve certain grades in your examinations. Most programmes have a standard offer so that you know in advance what you are likely to need. Please note that even if you have the minimum entry qualifications, you are not necessarily guaranteed a place on the degree programme.
  • Academic Title
    BA International Relations & Economics
  • Course description
    This BA in International Relations and Economics involves the following modules.

    Year 1

    -International Relations and Strategic Studies
    -Modern Politics
    -Introductory Microeconomics
    -Introductory Macroeconomics

    -British Society
    -Introduction to Economic Institutions & Policy in Britain
    -Introductory Quantitative Techniques
    -Introductory Global Trends

    Year 2

    -Study of Politics
    -Modern International Relations
    -Microeconomics
    -Macroeconomics

    -Contemporary Strategy
    -Political Thinking
    -American Government and Politics
    -British Government and Politics
    -European Political Integration
    -Russian Government and Politics
    -Introductory Econometrics

    Final Year

    Dissertation

    -British Foreign and Defence Policy since 1945
    -An Introduction to Critical Security Studies
    -Foreign Policy Analysis
    -Politics and International Relations of the Middle East
    -Politics of the International Economy
    -United States Foreign Policy since 1950
    -War, Peace and International Ethics
    -African Government and Politics
    -Feminism and Political Theory
    -Modern Ideologies
    -United Kingdom Politics since 1960

    -Business Economics
    -International Economics
    -Economics of Development
    -Public Economics
    -Economic Issues in Historical Perspective
    -European Economic Integration
    -Money and Banking
    -Economics of Labour
    -Environmental Economics
    -Processes of Long Term Political and Economic Change

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