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Course summary

This is the study of politics on a grand scale. Explore the themes and issues which drive 21st-century world politics, on a course which takes in conflict, poverty, inequality and trade. Our Politics and International Relations degree takes you behind the headlines to gain expertise in international affairs – and you’ll have the opportunity to complete a semester abroad or an internship, either in Westminster or with one of our public- and private-sector partners. This is an intellectually demanding programme, taught by staff who are recognised for their research. That's reflected in the range of modules available, and in the flexibility of the degree. You can tailor the course to fit your interests and career aspirations. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at


Year 1 Compulsory modules British Political History since 1945 Introduction to the Politics of the World Economy Introduction to War and Politics International Security and Defence Policy Global Security Challenges Introduction to International Relations Year 2 Compulsory modules International Relations Theory The Global South Paths of Research Optional modules The United Nations and Global Security Understanding America Understanding the European Union Terrorism, War and Ethics Understanding China Understanding States and Markets: An Introduction to Political Economy Modern Strategy Air Power Sea Power Year 3 Choose one of the following Dissertation One-Trimester Internship One Trimester Abroad Optional modules Intelligence and National Security Dangerous Minds Germany in the New Europe Small Wars from Malaya through Ireland to Iraq BRICS: Emerging Powers in International Affairs Politics of the Environment UK Politics in an Age of Austerity and Brexit Conflicts in British Culture Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union Maritime Security in the 21st Century War in the 21st Century: Robots, Cyberwar and Nuclear Weapons Short Dissertation All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit
Institution's Own Test60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £15400 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Politics and International Relations at University of Hull - UCAS