1. A systemic understanding of key concepts and theoretical approaches that have developed and are developing within International Relations and Economics; 2. Enabling students to acquire literacy in theories of international relations, economics, data analysis, global order and change, and governance. 3. A comprehensive understanding of the nature and scope of the global political and economic systems, as well as the interaction between global and regional-level politics and economies; 4. A comprehensive understanding of the nature and scope of international cooperation and conflict, obtained through a critical and comparative analysis of the political and social processes underpinning this process; 5. An ability to use critical thinking to address concepts and approaches, and to apply them to a range of empirical issues and problems; 6. An appreciation of the importance of evidence-based learning, and an ability to critically and reflexively evaluate one’s own academic practices, values and ethical principles in designing and conducting research; 7. An ability to carry out both qualitative and quantitative data analysis; 8. An understanding of the values of open society and the challenges open societies are currently confronted with.