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International Politics BSc
International Politics BSc

International Politics BSc

  • ID:LBIC440072
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£16,335.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£11,385.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£16,335.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£11,385.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirement

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)

  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)

  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)

  • TOEFL: 90 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)

Course Information

You only have to turn on the news or open a newspaper to see how differently the nations of the world are governed. What is democracy and democratisation? How has US foreign policy changed in the last 20 years? What is globalisation?

Politics is an exciting and dynamic subject, simulating debate and offering insight in how the ever-changing world around us works. It’s also a degree that can demonstrate your intellectual acumen and understanding of world affairs, which will be an asset in so many fields of work.

As well as providing a foundation in the approaches and theories of politics and international relations, through this degree you will develop your understanding of the importance of politics in a globalising and integrating world.

Whether you’re studying modern Africa, imperialism or Trump’s foreign policy, you’ll not just learn about politics, you’ll be analysing politics using the tools of political science and philosophy to help deepen your understanding and critical thinking.

Opt for a placement year and you'll gain work experience that is highly valued by employers. Brunel students have secured placements in the Environmental Audit Committee, the House of Commons, Directorate of Gender Affairs, HM Treasury and the Competition Commission, to name only a few.

You can also opt to take part of your degree abroad in one of our partner universities in Europe, or participate in an exchange programme to China or the USA to study politics in a different part of the world whilst experiencing a new culture.

Brunel is a dynamic university choice for your politics course. You’ll be taught by politics experts who are often called on to comment on radio and television. The Brunel campus has hosted the filming of BBC’s Question Time and is a political hub during local and national elections.

Brunel politics graduates enter diverse careers. Many of our former students go into politics and the civil service and some are currently at GCHQ and military intelligence. Others work in the public and private sector like the NHS, international banks, business consultancy, law, NGOs and the media. Whichever route you chose, an international politics degree with Brunel will set you up for a successful future.

You can explore our campus and facilities for yourself by taking our virtual tour.

Course code: L240, L241 with placement

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Year 1


  • PP1600 - Research Design and Qualitative methods in Politics

  • PP1601 - Modern Political Thought

  • PP1069 - Introduction to World Politics

  • PP1070 - Introduction to American Politics

  • PP1602 - Introduction to Comparative Politics

  • PP1605 Conflict and Diplomacy in the Modern Era

Year 2


  • PP2623 Comparative Electoral Systems

  • PP2604 - Theories of International Relations

  • PP2611 - Explaining Politics: Quantitative Political Science in Practice


  • PP2006 - Democracy and Democratisation

  • PP2030 - US Foreign Policy

  • PP2061 Issues in American Politics

  • PP2613 - National Security Intelligence

  • PP2614 - Ancient Greek Political Thought: Ancient Greek Political Thought: Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics

  • PP2615 Unity and Cultural Diversity

  • PP2616 The Cinema and Politics

  • PX2607 The State and Revolution

Year 3


  • PP3070 - Dissertation


  • PP3001 - Arab-Israeli Conflict

  • PP3003 - European Union Politics: Problems and Prospects

  • PP3013 Empire, Imperialism and Hegemony

  • PP3068 Media, Politics and Power in America

  • PP3604 - Public Policy Analysis

  • PP3605 Parliamentary Studies

  • PP3607 History of Political Philosophy

  • PP3609 Advanced Applied Quantitative Methods

  • PP3612 Elections, Parties and Voters in the UK

  • PP3611 Marx and the Critique of Political Economy

  • PP3618 Terrorism and Counterterrorism

  • PX3609 - Crisis and Critique

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our students pursue a wide variety of jobs after graduating. Some Brunel graduates such as John McDonnell MP, or former Labour party general secretary Baroness McDonagh, opt for careers in politics. Others have joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Home Office, the Civil Service, GCHQ and military intelligence.

Our students pursue a wide variety of jobs after graduating. Some go into Politics and the civil service and have worked for Members of the Parliment such as John McDonnell MP, or former Labour party general secretary Baroness McDonagh. Other graduates have joined Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Home Office, GCHQ and military intelligence. Others work in the public and private sectors, law and NGOs whilst some graduates become researchers, teachers and librarians.

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Insurance – Single: 300 GBP per year

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