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Bachelor of Politics and International Relations (Hons)
Bachelor of Politics and International Relations (Hons)

Bachelor of Politics and International Relations (Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • Grade 4/C in English and 4/D Mathematics.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 58 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 79 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

How can we make sense of Brexit and the election of Trump? Should the international community intervene in Syria? Why do gender stereotypes and racial discrimination still determine opportunities in our society?

On the BA in Politics and International Relations you’ll study the central challenges that politics faces in the 21st century. You’ll develop the skills to understand, analyse, and critically debate the issues and arguments that shape national and international politics today. Our Politics and International Relations degree allows you to take your interest in politics and add the knowledge and training to turn it into a successful career in the world of local and global politics, the media or business.

  • You’ll be part of a closely connected community of students. Small class sizes and personalised support mean that you can learn in a way that fits your study needs and career goals.
  • Our research active staff will give you an insight to the issues and debates in current national and international politics and organise events and trips for you, for example to the House of Parliament.
  • You’ll gain the skills to work in a wide range of careers from journalism to public relations and marketing, local and national government as well as NGOs such as Greenpeace or Amnesty International.

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6. These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study. Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.  

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Comparing Political Systems, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Power, Citizens and the State, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • The Art of War: An Introduction to Strategic Studies, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Anarchy, Order and Beyond: Studying International Relations, 30 Credits, Compulsory

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Graduate Skills, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Comparative Political Systems, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Modern Political Philosophy, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Nation and Identity: Newly Independent States in Interwar Europe, 1918-39 A, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Internet Governance and Politics, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Security and Governance, 30 Credits, Optional
  • We, the People: Democratic Theory and Practice, 15 Credits, Optional
  • The State in the 21st Century, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Political History: Milestones, Change and Continuity, 15 Credits, Optional
  • The Age of the Cold War, 1945-1991, 15 Credits,Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Political Dissertation, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • International Organisations, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Politics of the European Union, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Post-Colonial Theory and Non-Western Philosophy, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Terrorism and Security, 15 Credits, Optional
  • The Politics of Gender, 15 Credits, Optional
  • International Political Economy, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Popular Protest, Riot and Reform in Britain, 1760-1848 B, 15 Credits, Optional
  • The Middle East in turmoil: The Arab-Israeli conflict since 1948, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Human Rights, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Public International Law, 30 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The skills in research, critical analysis and communication you’ll develop on this course lend themselves to many different industries. Usually Politics and International Relations graduates work in one of the following professional fields:

  • Media
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Civil service
  • Consultancy
  • Political advocacy for think-tanks and NGOs such as Amnesty International
  • Parliamentary research
  • Business
  • Teaching

After you graduate, you'll get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers Office as you advance in your career.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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