This course starts in 2021

Economics and International Relations BA (Hons)

Economics and International Relations BA (Hons)

Key information

Duration:
3 years full time
Typical A-level offer:
ABB-BBB
Contextual A-level offer:
BBC-BCC
UCAS code:
LLC2
Start date:
September 2021
  • Top 10 in the UK for Business and Economics (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Economics and Business (US News & World Report Best Global Universities 2021)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Economics and Econometrics (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021)

Explore how Economics and International Relations challenge each other and prepare yourself to successfully confront these challenges in your career.

You’ll learn from Economics experts shaping global policy and one of the largest dedicated International Relations departments in the world. You study the principles of economics and finance including both macro- and microeconomics, different approaches to international relations and the major events of modern international history.

In Economics, you’ll focus on areas such as trade, global imbalances, the financial crisis, financial markets and institutions. In International Relations, you study areas such as contemporary international theory and global political economy. To help you gain quantitative skills, you’ll study mathematics and statistics, and to extend your statistical knowledge you’ll train in econometrics. You also choose from a broad range of economics and international relations options, such as labour or development economics, or studying a specific world region. 

You also benefit from having an Academic Success Adviser who can help you with academic study skills including critical thinking, presenting, academic writing and note-making.

Accreditation

    You’ll join the EQUIS-accredited University of Sussex Business School. These accreditations mean you’re not only part-way to qualifying as an accountant but the topics you study relate directly to industry needs and will be relevant in your career. Find out more

    We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described in this prospectus. However, we may need to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to COVID-19.

    Entry requirements

    A-level

    Typical offer

    ABB-BBB

    Contextual offer

    BBC-BCC

    Not everyone has the same support to get to higher education – we help you reach your potential. When we receive applications through UCAS, we consider all factors and will sometimes make contextual offers as part of our Access and Participation Plan

    GCSEs

    You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).  

    We will also consider applicants with grade 5 in Maths if you are taking A-level Accounting, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Maths, Physics, Psychology or an LIBF Diploma in Financial Studies. AAT accounting qualifications can be used as an alternative to the grade 6 GCSE Maths requirement.

    You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects. 

    Extended Project Qualification

    We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer.  We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact us

    Other UK qualifications

    Access to HE Diploma

    Typical offer

    Pass Diploma with at least 39 level 3 credits at Merit or above including 21-24 credits at Distinction

    Subjects

    Social sciences.

    GCSEs

    You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B). AAT accounting qualifications can be used as an alternative to the grade 6 GCSE Maths requirement.

    Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects (including A-level mixes)

    Typical offer

    M1 M2 M2

    If you have one A-level and two Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects we would expect you to have grade A at A-level and, M2 and M2 in two Pre-Us. 

    If you have two A-levels and a Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subject we would normally expect you to have grades AB at A-level and M2 in Pre-U.

    GCSEs

    You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

    We will also consider applicants with grade 5 in Maths if you are taking A-level Accounting, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Maths, Physics, Psychology or an LIBF Diploma in Financial Studies. AAT accounting qualifications can be used as an alternative to the grade 6 GCSE Maths requirement.

    You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (*A-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

    International Baccalaureate

    Typical offer

    30 -32 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

    Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-level

    Typical offer

    Grade B in A-level and DD in Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma.

     

    Contextual offer

    Grade B in A-level and DM in Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma.

    Not everyone has the same support to get to higher education – we help you reach your potential. When we receive applications through UCAS, we consider all factors and will sometimes make contextual offers as part of our Access and Participation Plan

    GCSEs

    You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

    We will also consider applicants with grade 5 in Maths if you are taking A-level Accounting, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Maths, Physics, Psychology or an LIBF Diploma in Financial Studies. AAT accounting qualifications can be used as an alternative to the grade 6 GCSE Maths requirement.


    You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-5 (A*-B), including good grades in relevant subjects.

    Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels

    Typical offer

    Grades BB in A-levels and Distinction in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate. 

    Contextual offer

    Grades BC in A-levels and Distinction in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate. 

    Not everyone has the same support to get to higher education – we help you reach your potential. When we receive applications through UCAS, we consider all factors and will sometimes make contextual offers as part of our Access and Participation Plan

    GCSEs

    You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

    We will also consider applicants with grade 5 in Maths if you are taking A-level Accounting, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Maths, Physics, Psychology or an LIBF Diploma in Financial Studies. AAT accounting qualifications can be used as an alternative to the grade 6 GCSE Maths requirement.

    You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-5 (A*-B), including good grades in relevant subjects.

    Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma)

    Typical offer

    DDD-DDM

    Contextual offer

    DDM-DMM

    Not everyone has the same support to get to higher education – we help you reach your potential. When we receive applications through UCAS, we consider all factors and will sometimes make contextual offers as part of our Access and Participation Plan

    Subjects

    Business related

    GCSEs

    You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B). AAT accounting qualifications can be used as an alternative to the grade 6 GCSE Maths requirement. 

    You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects. 

     

    Scottish Highers

    Typical offer

    AABBB-ABBBB 

    GCSEs

    You will need Scottish National 5 in Mathematics at grade B.

    Additional requirements

    If you are taking Advanced Highers we would normally expect you to have at least BBB.

    Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced

    Typical offer

    ABB-BBB from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels

    GCSEs

    You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade B (or grade 6 in the new grading scale).

    We will also consider applicants with grade B/5 in Maths if you are taking A-level Accounting, Business, Chemistry, Economics, Maths, Physics, Psychology or an LIBF Diploma in Financial Studies. AAT accounting qualifications can be used as an alternative to the grade 6 GCSE Maths requirement.

    You should also have a broad range of GCSEs A*-C (9-4), including good grades in relevant subjects.

    International Baccalaureate

    Typical offer

    30 -32 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

    European Baccalaureate

    Typical offer

    Overall result of at least 75% to 77%.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Other international qualifications

    Australia

    Typical offer

    Relevant state (Year 12) High School Certificate, and between 88% to 85% in the ATAR or UAI/TER/ENTER,  or a Queensland OP of 4 to 5 or better.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Austria

    Typical offer

    Reifeprüfung or Matura with an overall result of between 2.0 to 2.2 or better for first-year entry.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Belgium

    Typical offer

    Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) or Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs with a good overall average. 

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Bulgaria

    Typical offer

    Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with excellent final-year scores (normally 5.5 overall with 6 in key subjects).

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis

    Canada

    Typical offer

    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 70%-75% from 6 grade 12 U, U/C or M courses.

    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation AABBB-BBBBB from 5 grade 12 courses.

    We also recognise the High School Diploma from other provinces -including Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick- where we look for strong performance in grade 12 subjects, and the Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) from Quebec.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    China

    Typical offer

    If you have the Goakao, we will consider applications for direct entry to first year. You would normally need an overall average of 75%, including required subjects.

    We are also pleased to consider applications if you are following a recognised International Foundation Year or you have one or more years of Higher Education in China at a recognised degree awarding institution.

    The Senior High School Graduation alone would not be sufficient for entry to our undergraduate degrees, but you may be eligible to apply for our International Foundation Year. If you successfully complete an International Foundation Year, you can progress on to a relevant undergraduate course at Sussex.

    Check which qualifications the International Study Centre accepts for the International Foundation Year.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Croatia

    Typical offer

    Maturatna Svjedodžba with an overall score of between 4 and 4.2

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Cyprus

    Typical offer

    Apolytirion of Lykeion with an overall average of between 18/20 and 18.5/20 will be considered for first-year entry.

     

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Czech Republic

    Typical offer

    Maturita with a good overall average.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis

    Denmark

    Typical offer

    Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) or Studentereksamen with an overall average of at least 7 on the new grading scale.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Finland

    Typical offer

    Pass Ylioppilastutkinto with overall final result between MMMM - EMMM

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    France

    Typical offer

    French Baccalauréat with overall final result between 12/20 and 13/20.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Germany

    Typical offer

    German Abitur with an overall result of 2.0 to 2.2 or better.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Greece

    Typical offer

    Apolytirion with an overall average of between 18 and 18.5 will be considered for first-year entry.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Hong Kong

    Typical offer

    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with grades of 5, 4, 4 to 4, 4, 4 from three subjects including two electives.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics; you will need a score of 3 in Core Mathematics.

     Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Hungary

    Typical offer

    Erettsegi/Matura with a good average.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    India

    Typical offer

    Standard XII results

    • 80% from ISC Indian School certificate of Education (CISCE)  
    • 80% from SSC All India Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE)
    • 80% HSC Higher Secondary Certificate ( Maharashtra )

     

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Iran

    Typical offer

    Please contact our admissions office for further information

    Additional requirements

    You must also have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Ireland

    Typical offer

    Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) at H1,H2,H2,H3,H3 to H2,H2,H2,H3,H3.

    Additional requirements

    You must have at least grade O4 in Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Israel

    Typical offer

    For first year entry at least 80% (or 8/10) in at least 6 subjects, including one 5 unit subject, in one sitting of the Bagrut.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Italy

    Typical offer

    Italian Diploma Di Maturità or Diploma Pass Di Esame Di Stato with a final Diploma mark of between 78/100 and 81/100.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Japan

    Typical offer

    You'll normally need to complete an International Foundation Year in order to apply for first year entry.  The International Study Centre on campus provides a range of options.

    Check which qualifications the International Study Centre accepts for the International Foundation Year.

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Latvia

    Typical offer

    Atestats par Visparejo videjo Izglitibu with very good grades in state exams.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Lithuania

    Typical offer

    Brandos Atestatas including scores of 80-90% in at least three state examinations (other than English).

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis

    Luxembourg

    Typical offer

    Pass the Diplome de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires with between 43-46 points overall.

    Malaysia

    Typical offer

    Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with grades of  ABB-BBB, Matriculation with a least a grade of 3.0 or UEC with an overall average grade B3 (75%).

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Netherlands

    Typical offer

    Voorereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO), normally with an average of at least 7.



    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Nigeria

    Typical offer

    You are expected to have one of the following:

    • Higher National Diploma
    • One year at a recognised Nigerian University
    • Professional Diploma (Part IV) from the Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology of Nigeria
    • Advanced Diploma

    You must also have a score of C6 or above in WAEC/SSC English.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Norway

    Typical offer

    Norwegian Vitnemal Fra Den Videregaende Opplaering - Pass with an overall average of 4.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Pakistan

    Typical offer

    You can apply for direct entry to Year 1 if you are completing at least two years of Bachelor degree studies.

    You'll normally need to complete a Foundation year after taking Intermediate Certificate or the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC). You might choose one of our International Foundation Years at the International Study Centre on campus.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Poland

    Typical offer

    Pass Matura with least 3 Extended level subjects in the 75th percentile.

     

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Please note: Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Portugal

    Typical offer

    Diploma de Ensino Secundario normally with an overall mark between 16/20 and 17/20.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Romania

    Typical offer

    Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall average between 8.0 and 8.5

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Singapore

    Typical offer

    A-levels, as well as certain certificates and diplomas.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Slovakia

    Typical offer

    Pass Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Maturita)  with an average above 2.0 from 4 subjects. 

     

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Slovenia

    Typical offer

    Secondary School Leaving Diploma or Matura with at least 23 points overall.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    South Africa

    Typical offer

    National Senior Certificate with very good grades. 

    Please note

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Spain

    Typical offer

    Spanish Título de Bachillerato (LOGSE) with an overall average result between 7.5 and 8.0.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Sri Lanka

    Typical offer

    Sri Lankan A-levels.

    Please note: Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Sweden

    Typical offer

    Fullstandigt Slutbetyg/Högskoleförberedande Examen with a total of 2,500 credits to include B grades in the majority of subjects.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Switzerland

    Typical offer

    Federal Maturity Certificate.

    Please note: Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Turkey

    Typical offer

    We'll consider students who have taken the Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme, with a score of at least 4/5 or 80/100 in their final year, on a case by case basis for direct entry to year 1.

    Where direct entry is unsuitable, we'll automatically consider you for one of our Foundation Years. Or you might want to apply to one of our International Foundation Years at the international Study Centre on Campus. Visit isc.sussex.ac.uk/our-courses/international-foundation-year or www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/foundation-years

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    USA

    Typical offer

    We look at your full profile taking into account everything you are studying, including the high school graduation diploma, Grade 12 GPA, SAT tests and subject tests and/or ACT grades  We are particularly interested in AP tests and would ideally like to see 3 good AP scores.

    Advanced Placement Tests with scores of between 5,5,4 to 5,4,4 in three subjects.

    If you have taken the SAT reasoning tests we'd normally expect a combined score of at least 1300 and will look for around 600 in relevant subject tests.

    If you've taken the ACT we'd expect to see a composite score of at least 26.

     

     

    Additional requirements

    You must have a good level of Mathematics.

    Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

    My country is not listed

    If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

    English language requirements

    IELTS (Academic)

    6.0 overall, including at least 5.5 in each component

    Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our language requirements

    Find out more about IELTS

    Other English language requirements

    Proficiency tests

    TOEFL (iBT)

    80 overall, including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing.

    Check your TOEFL qualification meets all of our language requirements

    Find out more about TOEFL (iBT).

    The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

    English language qualifications

    AS/A-level (GCE)

    Grade C or above in English Language.

    Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English

    GCE O-level

    Grade C or above in English.

    Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

    Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

    GCSE or IGCSE

    Grade C or above in English as a First Language (grade 4 or above in GCSE from 2017).

    Grade B or above in English as a Second Language

    Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

    If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

    If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

     Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

    Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

    The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

    Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

    Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% or Grade 3

    International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

    English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

    Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

    Grades A – C in English

    Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

    If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

    If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

    The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

    West African Senior School Certificate

    Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

    Country exceptions

    Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

    If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirements. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

    You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

    Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

    List of exempt countries

    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Australia
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • Canada**
    • Dominica
    • Grenada
    • Guyana
    • Ireland
    • Jamaica
    • New Zealand
    • St Kitts and Nevis
    • St Lucia
    • St Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • United Kingdom
    • USA

    ** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

    Admissions information for applicants

    Transfers into Year 2

    Yes. Find out more about transferring into Year 2 of this course. We don’t accept transfers into the third or final year.

    If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

    For details on any additional costs, check out the Fees and scholarships section.

    Don’t meet our entry requirements?

    If you don't meet our entry requirements, we recommend our in-house Foundation Year course to prepare you for Year 1 of your chosen degree:

    If you don't have the required language skills for this course you could consider the International Study Centre. The ISC offers a range of foundation courses in combination with English language teaching.

    Modules

    This is a joint-honours course, offering you a combinations of subjects, each taking up 50% of your time.

    Find out about our types of undergraduate degrees, their structure, modules and credits

    We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

    It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown below.

    Core modules

    Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

      Autumn teaching
      Spring teaching

      We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

      It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown below.

      Core modules

      Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

        Autumn teaching
        Spring teaching

        Options

        Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests. This list gives you a flavour of our options, which are kept under review and may change, for example in response to student feedback or the latest research.

        While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group.

          Spring teaching

          Study abroad (optional)

          Apply to study abroad – you’ll develop an international perspective and gain an edge when it comes to your career. Find out where your course could take you

          Placement (optional)

          To help you gain experience and increase your employability, you can apply for an optional placement as part of your course. You’ll be responsible for applying for and securing your placement. Our dedicated careers team can provide you with information and advice. If you’re successful in obtaining a placement, this will form part of your course.

          Find out more about placements and internships

           Recent students have gone on placements at:

          • First Equity Partners
          • PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
          • Ernst & Young.

          For more details, visit Department of Economics: Placements

          Employers, BMEc staff and students discuss the benefits of placements

          Nothing comes close to this experience. The connections I’ve made and skills I have developed will help my employability and performance enormously.”Emily Fowler
          Economics and International Relations BA
          Assistant Economist, Migration Advisory Committee, The Home Office

          Please note: If you’re receiving – or applying for – USA federal Direct Loan funds, you can’t transfer to the version of your course with an optional study abroad period in any country or optional placement in the USA if the number of credits for the placement/internship exceeds 25% of the total credits for your course. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid

          We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

          It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown below.

          Options

          You choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests. This list gives you a flavour of our options, which are kept under review and may change, for example in response to student feedback or the latest research.

          While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group.

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            Our staff

            Economics

            International Relations

            Fees

            Home students:
            £9,250 per year
            Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
            £9,250 per year
            International students:
            £18,500 per year
            Study abroad:
            Find out about grants and funding, tuition fees and insurance costs for studying abroad
            Placement:
            Find out about tuition fees for placements

            Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.

            Additional costs

            Note about additional costs

            Please note that all costs are best estimates based on current market values. Activities may be subject to unavoidable change in response to Government advice. We'll let you know at the earliest opportunity. We review estimates every year and they may vary with inflation. Find out tips for budgeting as a student here.

            Study visit abroad

            This course has an optional study visit abroad for Year 3 students. The approximate contribution towards costs is £200 per student. If the study visit is undersubscribed, we may also offer the study visit to postgraduate students.

            Find out about typical living costs for studying at Sussex

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            Scholarships

            Our goal is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to regardless of financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique people.

            Careers

            You'll develop communication, analytical, cultural awareness and numeracy skills. These skills mean you could go into graduate jobs at multinational companies, and organisations such as the Civil Service and government, banks, consultancies, and non-governmental organisations.

            You'll also benefit from extensive career support including mentoring by employers and alumni, networking, guest lectures, events and workshops. You can meet and hear from graduate employers and former Sussex students, find out more about graduate schemes and get help with preparing for selection tests and assessment centres. There are also several societies you can join including one run by the Economics students, which brings together students from Economics courses as well as those from other courses who share an interest in economics.

             

            Working while you study

            Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

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