As a joint-honours’ student, you will complete half of your degree in International Politics, alongside another subject that you have chosen. This means that, each year, you will complete 60 credits with each of your subjects. Whilst, in the first year, your International Politics modules are compulsory, to ensure that you have a good foundation within the subject, in the remaining years, all your modules will be chosen by you; allowing you to develop your own interests.
This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the nature of contemporary international politics.
In your first year, you will be introduced to studying International Politics and you will grasp key theories around the subject which you later build upon. It is not assumed that you will have studied these subjects before and so topics are explored in great depth.
In the second year, you will have the option of joining an international field trip (an alternative is provided for those who may be unable to participate in the field trip). Previous trips have been to Abu Dhabi, Athens and Berlin.
In the third year, you will complete a research project or dissertation, which enables you to conduct research on a topic of your choice, with the support of your supervisor.
For a Joint-Honours degree, you will study half of your modules from each of your chosen subjects; that is, three 20-credit modules from each subject. In the first year (Level 4), all of your modules are compulsory. In the second and third years (Levels 5 and 6), all modules are designated (optional). This means that you can choose your pathway through your degree.
International Politics is currently in subject Block A and can be combined with everything except: Advertising, Creative Writing, Economics, International Tourism Management, Popular Music and Psychology.
For 2020 entry International Politics will be moving to Block D. History will be moving into Block A and will not be available for combining with International Politics.
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