In choosing to study for a degree in International Politics with Economics at Aberystwyth University you will be a part of an energetic and lively community in one of the best departments of its kind in the UK, graded "excellent" for its quality of teaching. Simply put, the degree in International Politics with Economics (L2L1) explores who gets what on a global scale, how they get it, and why. You will discuss power and justice as well as conflict and co-operation. International Politics is fundamentally an interdisciplinary subject that draws on several subjects, including Economics, Politics, History, Philosophy, Law, Geography and Sociology, making our graduates highly employable.
This BA in International Politics with Economics degree will equip you with a critical understanding of global politics, with the additional advantage of superb economics training. This course has a major/minor structure, meaning you will spend two-thirds of your time exploring the key debates and theories of politics in the global age, and one-third of your time studying Economics.
Why study International Politics with Economcics at Aberystwyth?
Founded in 1919 after the end of World War I, the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth is the world’s first university department of International Politics, and it remains one of the largest departments of politics and international relations in Europe with over 40 academic staff. Its vibrant and cosmopolitan learning environment welcomes students from all over the world, and provides a lively venue for contemporary and international political debate.
The Department is renowned for its pioneering research and is recognised as number one in the UK for the study of international politics. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), the Department of International Politics was placed best in Wales with 69% of publications submitted rated as world leading.
Our lecturers are committed to excellence in both teaching and research, providing you with an outstanding and dynamic learning environment. Research excellence feeds directly into undergraduate teaching, so that you are exposed to the very latest and most innovative ideas in the field even before they have become generally available through publication. We firmly believe that the synergy between research and teaching makes for a thought-provoking education.