Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Politics

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Course summary

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Overview Our course gives you the tools, insight and hands-on experience to succeed in the diverse and dynamic field of international politics. Why study international politics* with us International politics has never been so relevant to our daily lives, which means our international politics degree will open up opportunities in all areas of this diverse and dynamic field – from public service and international relations to regional organisations, NGOs, diplomacy, the media, and everything in between. During your BA in politics, you’ll study the key themes, concepts and theories related to international politics, and gain a solid understanding of international political processes and systems through policy analysis, role playing, masterclasses and interactive debates. Covering the fundamental aspects of international politics, you’ll enhance your critical and analytical skills, and learn the different theoretical perspectives to enhance your understanding of international relations, global security, human rights and development. Build hands-on practical experience in international politics You’ll be part of one of the most culturally and socially diverse universities in the UK, with plenty of support from academic staff who are actively engaged in cutting edge research and advanced political study. Whether you want to focus on politics or delve into international relations, economics or law, you’ll have the flexibility to choose from a wide range of specialist courses that will help shape your future career aspirations. You’ll gain transferable skills through experiential learning, direct participation in real-world political activities, and short-term work placement opportunities in both public and private institutions. During your studies, you’ll have the option to extend your course and spend your third year in a paid work placement. Here, you’ll gain invaluable hands-on experience and get the chance to test and improve your skills in the real world. Former students have done placements at Westminster, UN Geneva, Think Tanks and NGOs. Get the support you need to succeed You’ll also get the support you need to succeed. From your Student Learning Assistant to your Graduate Academic Assistant, each one has studied your subject and will provide the support you need based on their own experience. If you need a little help with writing, numeracy or library skills, our Learning Enhancement Team can help with that too. Whether you want to focus on politics, international relations, law or something else altogether, this course equips you with skills to help you on your way. *Please note this course is subject to review.

Course details


Year 1 Global Political Thought (30 credits) - Compulsory Understanding Political Economy (30 credits) - Compulsory The Politics of Sustainability and Development (30 credits) - Compulsory Law, Regulation and Global Governance (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2: Core modules Theories of International Relations (30 credits) - Compulsory Global Political Economy (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2: Choose four optional modules (up to 60 credits) Comparative Political Systems (15 credits) - Optional Political Systems in Comparison (15 credits) - Optional Analysing Political Discourse: Theories, Concepts and Research Design (15 credits) - Optional Constructing Knowledge for Politics (15 credits) - Optional Post Brexit Europe: Transformation and Challenges (15 credits) - Optional Regions and Regionalism in the Global South and Eurasia (15 credits) - Optional Politics of Global Climate Change (15 credits) - Optional Gender, Power and Global Politics (15 credits) - Optional Practice Based module (15 credits) - Optional Year 3: Core module Global Geopolitics: Critical Perspectives and Issues (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 3: Choose one optional module Dissertation (30 credits) - Optional Policy Project Seminars (30 credits) - Optional Integrated Learning and Work Placement (30 credits) - Optional Year 3: Choose four optional modules (up to 60 credits) Public International Law (30 credits) - Optional Humanitarianism and Global Change (15 credits) - Optional Global Change and Activism (15 credits) - Optional Peace, Conflict and Society in the Middle East (15 credits) - Optional International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa (15 credits) - Optional Migration and Citizenship I (15 credits) - Optional

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL240
Institution code M80
Campus nameHendon Campus
Campus codeH

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

Qualifications To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/study-with-us/international/support-in-your-country Visas and immigration You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our visas and immigration page for further information.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (45 merit or higher)
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE grade C or above in English or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £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 £11500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
International Politics at Middlesex University - UCAS