Economics, Politics and International Relations
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Financial turmoil and ecological change in recent years have shown how political and economic developments cannot be separated. Our Economics, Politics and International Relations degree will prepare you for roles in international organisations. You'll gain the skills to look behind the headlines and understand the forces shaping the contemporary world.
You will explore the economic factors shaping the relationships between national governments and learn to link theory and practice at each stage. You will examine the issues which are central to the lives of the world's population.
You will take part in activities such as:
- problem-solving classes
- solving case-studies
- discussing competing theoretical frameworks
- providing policy recommendations in stylised scenarios.
The specialist expertise you gain will prepare you for roles requiring an international perspective. You'll graduate with knowledge of recent developments in the global economy. And how they link with political changes at both national and international levels.
How to apply
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Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
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It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
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Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
All financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
In each year of this course your time is split between economics, politics and international relations modules.
In Year 1 you will explore the three disciplines of economics, politics and international relations.
In Year 2 you will develop your understanding by studying microeconomcis and macroeconomics, and examining the global political economy and the dilemas of governing. You will also take a Research Methods module as well as a module looking at the use of economic skills in the workplace.
You can choose to spend Year 3 on a work placement where you will gain commercial and practical experience. Many students are offered graduate positions by their placement employer.
Students have enjoyed placements at:
- Government Economic Service
- Office for National Statistics
- JP Morgan.
In your Final Year (Year 3 without a work placement and Year 4 with one), you can pursue your own interests in depth, alongside modules considering various perspectives on global challenges and managing global issues. You can choose a range of specialist options and work on a dissertation.
You have the option to start this course in January. In each of your three years, you will study your first semester between January and May and your second semester between September and December. There will be no teaching during June, July and August.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
This degree prepares you for a career as an economist in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors and a range of professions including the diplomatic service, management, teaching, publishing, journalism, local government, law, trade unions, NGOs and international organisations.
Our Careers Centre will provide you with support to find the right job for you.