Politics and International Relations

University of Greenwich

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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With so much going on in the world of politics, this is the ideal time to study our politics and international relations degree. The course will prepare you for roles in government and public service. This programme allows students to specialise in the study of global politics while also incorporating courses from a variety of other subject pathways. The study of politics addresses questions such as: Why do people vote the way they do? What is the difference between the ideas of different political parties? How is the operation of one political system different from that of another? Why is the international system constituted in the way that it is? Why do politicians behave in the way that they do? What do words such as 'democracy', 'power', 'freedom', 'rights' and 'liberty' mean? Responses to these questions are covered by the study of international politics, comparative politics, government and political theory. In the final year, students may be offered a work placement in regional or local politics, or within one of the many interest and pressure groups based in London, or even in the House of Commons. The ability to reflect critically on this work experience forms part of the assessment of the placement. The aims of the programme are:

  • To offer students a range of courses which provide an appropriate introduction to both politics and the practical implementation of political activity
  • Enable students to follow various strands within the academic discipline of politics
  • To offer students the opportunity to develop a number of skills that are valuable in both the political arena as well as in more general careers.

Course details


Please check the university website for more information.

Assessment method

Students are assessed through:

  • Coursework essays
  • Dissertation
  • Seminar presentations
* Examinations

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!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test. For more information, contact [email protected] or +44 20 8331 8136.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points You will also require GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above (for pre-2017 GCSEs, grade 4 equates to C grade). General Studies is not usually accepted.
A level BCC General Studies is not usually accepted.
Access to HE Diploma A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3. You may be asked to come for an interview if you have this qualification.

We accept alternative qualifications including: - BTEC/National Diploma - International Baccalaureate - Scottish Highers - Irish Highers.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £12100 Year 1

Additional fee information

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