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BAInternational Relations with Economics

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

You do not have to look too far to find examples of how international relations impact our everyday lives. From international conventions on human rights; how environmental issues shape domestic legislation; or why the prospect of local military interventions can have an adverse impact on a global economy.

The International Relations with Economics degree at Birmingham combines an interdisciplinary approach to the study of international affairs with a specialised knowledge of economics (with a particular emphasis on international economics). You will also study international and comparative politics; the theory and practice of international relations; and diplomatic history.

At Birmingham, we are committed to providing students with a truly global learning experience. Students on the International Relations with Economics BA have access to a range of exciting opportunities to travel and study abroad during their degree.

Unlike a distinct academic discipline, this course will enable you to gain an appreciation of how politics, history, geography, economics and law all require international co-operation if we are to resolve and effectively manage a wide range of problems on a global scale. It’s no wonder our graduates go on to such diverse and successful careers.

Programme structure

Modules in the first year
Required modules

Introduction to International Relations
Principles of Economics
Research Skills
One of the following dependent on whether you have A Level Mathematics:

Introduction to Mathematics for Economics
Mathematics for Economics
In addition to these modules you will also have the opportunity to take two optional modules of your choice from within POLSIS.

Modules in the second year
Required modules

International Political Economy
International Relations Theory
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Your second year of study will also provide you with the opportunity to undertake more specialised study in areas of the subject that interest you. You will be able to choose two optional modules from the extensive list of modules that we offer. These modules will build on the knowledge and skills you have acquired thus far on your degree and allow you to tailor your studies in a way that best fits with your interests and future plans.

Year Abroad option
If you have not applied for the four year, study abroad degree you can still apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world if you have achieved a grade of 2.1. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year.

Modules in the final year
In the final year of your degree you will undertake an independent study project and up to five optional modules. Modules in the final year are advanced, research led modules taught by experts in the subject area.

There are two distinct independent study pathways of independent study in the final year:

Pathway one
Required modules

Problems in World Politics (Independent Study)
You will also be able to take five optional modules from across departments:

Pathway two
Required modules

Dissertation
In addition to this independent study module you will be able to take four optional modules from across departments

Career opportunities

Your Birmingham degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends. If you make the most of the wide range of services you will be able to develop your career from the moment you arrive.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States