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Politics & International Relations with Economics BSc (Hons)

Analyse political institutions and their actions effectively gaining a deeper understanding of states, how they interact with each other, and the comparisons between them, as well as learning about the wider structures which influence human well-being and wealth. Develop the quantitative skills needed to engage with academic economics as commonly practised.

Courses

In each year of your undergraduate programme, you will study the equivalent of four, 30-credit, courses for your honours degree, plus three non-credit bearing courses for your NCH Diploma.

The courses that run in each academic year are subject to change in line with faculty availability and student demand so there is no guarantee every course will be delivered. For further information, please see here and speak to your admissions contact.

In your first year

Comparative Politics

30 Credits

Take an introductory look at comparative politics… Read More

Modern Political Thought

30 Credits

Analyse the central texts in modern political thought… Read More

One course from:

International Relations: Theory and Practice

30 Credits

This course covers several international mainstream and critical theories… Read More

Or:

World History

30 Credits

World History aims to give students a firm grounding in the deep history of humanity … Read More

Plus:

Principles of Microeconomics

15 Credits

This introductory course is aimed at students on programmes with Economics as a Minor… Read More

and:

Principles of Macroeconomics

15 Credits

This course is intended for students who have an interest in macroeconomics… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Critical Reasoning

0 Credits

Studied in Michaelmas term, introduces students to formal and informal logic… Read More

LAUNCH: Introductory Capabilities

0 Credits

LAUNCH provides students with an understanding of the world of work… Read More

In your second year

Old Powers, New Powers: Imperialism, Colonialism and the Modern State

30 Credits

This course examines the impact of empire on world history… Read More

The European Union in the World

30 Credits

This course focuses on the history, politics, policies and the nature of the European… Read More

With TWO of the following options:

Modern British Government & Politics

15 Credits

This course will enable students to acquire an understanding of modern Britain… Read More

Or:

Societies in Transition

15 Credits

This course responds to the key question of what makes states transition… Read More

Or:

Political Ideologies

15 Credits

This course will enable students to acquire an understanding of ideologies… Read More

Or ONE of the following:
Plus:

Understanding Statistical Information

15 Credits

This course is for those who wish to understand and use statistical information… Read More

Economic Development

15 Credits

Introduction to key ideas and debates in the field of international development… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Science Literacy

0 Credits

Physics, Cosmology, Evolutionary Biology and Neuroscience literacy… Read More

LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

0 Credits

Advanced Capabilities course runs over students’ final two years at the College… Read More

In your third year

International Organisations: Global and Local

30 Credits

Has global governance backfired?… Read More

Plus ONE of the following:

International Political Economy

30 Credits

Political Economy is intended to deepen understanding of political context… Read More

Or:

Security Studies

30 Credits

This course will focus on security as a concept that goes beyond the mere balance of … Read More

And either:

Development of Asia

15 Credits

An introduction to key issues on the development of contemporary Asia… Read More

And:

Contemporary Politics of Latin America and Spain

15 Credits

A look on the processes of democratisation in Latin America and Spain… Read More

Or:

Sustainable Development (NCHPIR6111)

15 Credits

Study the core challenges and opportunities of sustainable development.… Read More

And:

Green Political Thought (NCHPIR6110)

15 Credits

Political thought in the light of environmental issues.… Read More

Or:

Politics Dissertation

30 Credits

A dissertation is intended to enable a student to deepen his or her understanding… Read More

Plus:

Political Economy in a Post-Neoliberal World

15 Credits

A course intended to deepen the understanding of the political context of Economics… Read More

And:

Political Economy and Globalisation

15 Credits

A course intended to deepen the understanding of the political context of Economics… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Applied Ethics

0 Credits

A series of lectures on major ethical challenges and alternative responses… Read More

LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

0 Credits

Advanced Capabilities course runs over students’ final two years at the College… Read More

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