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BA (Hons) International Relations with Economics (two-year degree)

University of Buckingham
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Course UCAS code: L251
Qualification type:
  • BA (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 2 Years
Course Summary:
The University of Buckingham is: o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focus o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) o Top for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey and Complete University Guide) o Small group teaching focused – student:staff ratio of 11:1 o Flexible – start your course in September or January The effects of the Financial Crash of 2008 are still – over a decade on – still being felt. The Euro crisis is determining the future course of the EU and trade is central to the Brexit debate. All these issues involve understanding the interconnectedness of international relations and economics and a graduate in these two disciplines will be highly valued by major employers. The course provides a rigorous and wide-ranging study of international relations, combined with a significant grounding in economics. It covers international relations theory, the history of the international system, foreign policy analysis, international organisations, war and conflict, and area studies (specific countries and regions). The economics modules examine decision-making in the context of a market economy, and the institutional supports for such an economy to operate effectively. The degree will equip students for a wide range of careers, including working in international organisations. Students will develop important skills of value to employers: the ability to analyse concepts, write well, assess published work, communicate (including making oral presentations), determine the validity of opposing points of view, and undertake independent research. You will be taught be experts in small groups. Your lecturers will also be your tutors; we don't employ graduate teaching assistants. And you will benefit from the diverse cultural experiences of the other students, who are drawn from over 80 countries.
Appeasement and War (September entry only), Comparative Politics: Iran and Russia, Competing Approaches to Political Analysis, Freedom, Government and Politics of China, Government and Politics of the UK and US, International Relations: Theories and Concepts, Introduction to Political Thought, Political Communication, Politics of Latin America, Politics of the Middle East, The Bipolar World 1945-1975, The European Union in the International System, The New International Society 1975-2005, US Foreign Policy in Post Cold War Era, History of Economic Thought, Industrial Organisation and Strategy, International Economics, Issues in Less Developed Economies and the MENA Region, Legal Economics 1 & 2, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Theory, Microeconomic Policy, Microeconomic Theory, Money, Banking and Financial Markets, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Public Sector Economics, Quantitative Methods 1 & 2, Regulation and Privatisation, The Economics of Europe, Welfare Economics.
Assessment Methods:
Teaching is carried out through a combination of formal lectures supported by tutorials and seminars. A key feature of the Buckingham teaching method is the use of small tutorial groups which provide the most effective means of ensuring that the students benefit from the academic expertise at their disposal. It is also the philosophy of the School of Humanities to be available to students outside the scheduled tutorial times and to encourage good working relationships between staff and students. A wide range of assessment methods are employed: unseen examinations, essays, class tests, and presentations.
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15 January

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A great small town, with the markets a definite highlight - they are a great opportunity to get bargain stuff for your flat, The locals are very friendly, and you'll definitely get to know everyone - the social life is quite intimate, think of it a bit like a giant 6th form rather than the typical university experience. The SU holds a lot of great events throughout the year, so there's loads to do.

Set for Whole course for EU at £25,200
Set for Whole course for England at £25,200
Set for Whole course for Northern Ireland at £25,200
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Set for Whole course for Channel Islands at £25,200
Set for Whole course for International at £34,800
International Studies, Economics Admissions:
Tel. 01280 820369
Email. [email protected]

International Studies, Economics Admissions:
Tel. 01280 820369
Email. [email protected]

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  • Lud's avatar by Lud on 24th January 2019
    So far its great. I also think that the semesters are well thought. Since recession summerjobs are not readily available for international students in the UK and I really don't want to waste four months of my year in doing nothing.
  • Dazza happy's avatar by Dazza happy on 20th November 2018
    This is a university that allows one to become the person they’ve always wanted to, in a stimulating and friendly environment
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