Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Politics

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Course summary

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Overview This degree is ideal for those looking to gain an understanding of international political processes and systems with a focus on issues such as international relations, global security, human rights and development using different theoretical perspectives in an increasingly globalised and interconnected world. Why study BA International Politics at Middlesex University? As the unfolding events, such as Brexit, Trump’s election and the ongoing regional and global geopolitical shifts in the Middle East and beyond show, international politics has never been so relevant to our daily lives. As one of the most culturally and socially diverse universities in the UK we offer you an inclusive, enjoyable and satisfactory learning environment to study international politics. We celebrate diversity of views and cultures. We place our students at the heart of everything we do and our academic staff are actively engaged in cutting edge research and advanced scholarship with high impact on public and political life that feeds into their teaching. We encourage our students to participate in real-world issues and work placements in public and private institutions and gain subject specific and transferable skills. Whether you want to focus on politics or delve into international relations, economics or law, our specialist courses will equip you with the skills to help you on your way to a career in active politics, intelligence and policy analysis, civil service, NGOs, journalism, diplomacy, research or PR. Course highlights Gain a solid grounding in the key themes, concepts and theories relevant to international politics which will aid you in your academic development and future careers in public service, international and regional organizations, NGOs, diplomacy and media A wide choice of optional modules will enhance your critical and analytical skills and develop specialist in-depth critical knowledge of topics to suit your personal interests You have the option to extend the course by a year in order to spend your third year in a paid work placement relevant to the course Work placement opportunities and other forms of practical engagement and direct participation in political activities allows for experiential learning and future career development The core curricula is continually reviewed and updated in line with current international developments in politics and staff research expertise You will have access to a broad intellectual environment through the provision of innovative teaching methods and extra-curricular events

Course details

Assessment method

Year 1: Introduction to Politics (30 credits) - Compulsory Global Politics and Governance (30 credits) - Compulsory Introduction to Development (30 credits) - Compulsory Social Science in the Contemporary World (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2: Approaches to Research in the Social Sciences (30 credits) - Compulsory Global Political Economy (30 credits) - Compulsory Theories of International Relations (30 credits) - Compulsory Comparative Politics (30 credits) - Optional Politics of Europe (30 credits) - Optional Year 3: Global Geopolitics: Critical Perspectives and Issues (30 credits) - Compulsory Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory Humanitarianism and Global Change (30 credits) - Optional Public International Law (30 credits) - Optional Migration and Citizenship (30 credits) - Optional Integrated Learning and Work Placement (30 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

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

http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/help-with-your-application/undergraduate-application/entry-requirements


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