Politics is everywhere. It’s exciting, but also frustrating, messy and complex. This is your time to make a difference - reshape the world and your future in it. Bring your determination to us and we will give you the skills and confidence to make a change. Overview Make sense of the complex world of politics and international relations. Whether it’s climate change, the rise of tyrannical leaders, gender politics, or the misuse of artificial intelligence and big data, you will understand today’s political problems and gain the skills to pursue a career that can solve them. Reasons to study Politics and International Relations at Kent
- Job-focused skills. Your course is designed in partnership with former graduates and employers to prepare you for the world of work.
- Grow yourself. As your interests grow, add a year abroad, a year in industry, or a year in journalism, data analytics, computing or a language.
- Your learning journey. Learn, develop and collaborate with our world-leading experts.
- We know you. A close-knit learning community with fantastic student support to help you achieve your full potential.
- Join a supportive and welcoming community on our Canterbury campus, in the heart of a historic city.
- You will leave Kent as a literate and numerate graduate, equipped with the skills to make a difference in the world. Our alumna Grace Couch recently received the “Rising Star” award in the Municipal Journal Achievement Awards 2022 for her work as Climate and Ecological Emergency Project Officer.
- Understand our world today and its key political challenges. Stay up to date with what's happening globally, regionally and at the University by reading our School’s blog.
- Make persuasive arguments - students in our Model United Nations programme practise diplomatic and public speaking skills by debating on world issues in the United Nation. This year, the KentMUN society hosted its own conference and attended conferences in Warwick, London and Brighton.
- Understand how data and evidence are used and misused by governments, journalists and even academics.
- Conduct independent research and become a knowledge creator. Specialise in your research after your undergraduate degree by studying a postgraduate research degree.
- Acquire the transferable graduate skills that employers want—problem-solving, teamwork, communication, and data analytics. You will also have access to the Careers and Employability Service for advice on job hunting and interviews.
You learn to explore the challenges facing the world, utilising the different concepts and approaches of political theory. You benefit from the expertise of staff who have advised governments and conducted conflict mediation exercises, deepening your understanding and developing solutions to a range of issues, from terrorism to the impact of the pandemic on politics, and political polarisation.
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Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
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English language requirements
Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
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