Politics and International Relations with a Year in the Asia-Pacific at University of Kent - UCAS

University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Politics and International Relations with a Year in the Asia-Pacific

Course summary

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.
What you’ll learn
  • 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. Through the year abroad you gain added insight into the politics and culture of the Asia-Pacific.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £18600 Year 1
International £18600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK fee quoted may increase in line with inflation. Full-time fees for 2024/25 for international students are £22,700 for laboratory programmes and £18,600 for non-laboratory programmes
Politics and International Relations with a Year in the Asia-Pacific at University of Kent - UCAS