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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
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
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!
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|Campus name||Hendon Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|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
|IELTS (Academic)||6||With a minimum of 5.5 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading|
|PTE Academic||51||With at least 51 in all components|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|