Economics, Politics and International Relations

BA (Hons)

Key facts

Start dates

January 2023 / September 2023 / January 2024 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 3 years, or 4 if a work placement is chosen

Part time: up to 8 years




Oxford Brookes Business School


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.

Specific entry requirements

GCSE: Mathematics (grade C/5 or above)