Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Politics with Placement

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American political issues, the Holocaust, democracy, globalisation, Parties and Voters in the UK – these are only some of the political aspects and key events you will be able to explore in detail as part of the course. As well as providing a foundation in the approaches to, and theories of, politics and international relations, the programme will develop your understanding of the importance of politics in a globalising and integrating world. This degree is designed to enable you to study international affairs in their political and historical contexts. You will address critical political questions, such as: Who has political power? Why do they have it? To whom are they accountable? In whose interest do they exercise it? What is globalisation? Is violent protest ever justified?

Course details


Year 1: Compulsory: Conflict and Diplomacy Introduction to World Politics Introduction to American Politics Introduction to Comparative Politics Modern Political Thought Research Design and Qualitative Methods in Politics Year 2 Compulsory: Comparative Political Institutions Explaining Politics: Quantitative Political Science in Practice. Theories of International Relations Optional: Choose 3 from the following: Ancient Greek Political Thought: Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics Democracy and Democratisation Issues in American Politics National Security Intelligence The Holocaust Themes in the History of Modern Africa The State and Revolution The History of Political Cinema Unity and Cultural Diversity US Foreign Policy Year 3 - Placement Year Year 4 Compulsory: Dissertation European Union Politics: Problems and Prospects Globalisation and Governance Optional; Choose 2 from the following: Empire, Imperialism and Hegemony Crisis and Critique Fascism History of Political Philosophy Media, Politics and Power in America Marx and Marxism Parties and Voters in the UK Public Policy Analysis Parliamentary Studies Terrorism 1960-2016

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)92with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic58with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

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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 £15860* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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