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Course summary

Overview Our course gives you the tools, insight and hands-on experience to succeed in the diverse and dynamic field of international politics. Why study international politics and law with us International politics has never been so relevant to our daily lives, which means that our BA in International Politics and Law will open up opportunities in all areas of this diverse and dynamic field, from public service, and international relations to regional organisations, NGOs, diplomacy, the media, and everything in between. Combining political theory and international relations with legal perspectives, you’ll develop your legal skills, enhance your critical and analytical thinking, and learn the political concepts and analytical tools that will help you advance your career in the increasingly complex field of global politics, international law and governance. You’ll study the key aspects of law and enhance your knowledge of European and Middle Eastern geopolitics, international political economy, migration and human rights. You'll be taught by people who are actively engaged in NGOs, International and European Organisations, as well as think tanks. You will study with a diverse cohort and benefit from small group teaching with opportunities for students to have maximum engagement with staff. Our course offers active role play based learning, including an interactive UN role play event addressing the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goal. Your tutors work with Parliament on policy issues, the UN on sustainability, in the middle-east on conflict and post-conflict issues and a host of other important issues and policies. Build your political and legal skills with hands-on experience You’ll be part of one of the most culturally and socially diverse universities in the UK, exposing you to a wide range of new experiences and points of view. You'll benefit from a wide range of module options to choose from in years 2 and 3, and gain transferable skills through the variety assessment methods. You'll also get plenty of support from academic staff who are actively engaged in cutting edge research and advanced political study. In your final year, you'll have opportunities to develop your skills through assessed work placement. Whether you want to focus on a politics degree or explore international relations, economics or law, you’ll have the flexibility to choose from a wide range of specialist courses that will help shape your future career aspirations. . You’ll gain transferable skills through experiential learning and direct participation in real-world political activities. Many of the modules are run with a focus on case studies so you can gain experience through studying real-life cases. Get the support you need to succeed You’ll also get the support you need to succeed. From your Student Learning Assistants to your Graduate Academic Assistant, each one has studied your subject and will provide the support you need based on their own experience. If you need a little help with writing, numeracy or library skills, our Learning Enhancement team can help you with that too.


Year 1 Global Political Thought (30 credits) - Compulsory Understanding Political Economy (30 credits) - Compulsory The Politics of Sustainability and Development (30 credits) - Compulsory Global Governance, Law, and Regulation (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2 Theories of International Relations (30 credits) - Compulsory UK and European Human Rights Law (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2: Choose four optional modules (up to 60 credits) Post Brexit Europe: Transformation and Challenges (15 credits) - Optional Regions and Regionalism in the Global South and Eurasia (15 credits) - Optional Comparative Political Systems (15 credits) - Optional Political Systems in Comparison (15 credits) - Optional Politics of Global Climate Change (15 credits) - Optional Gender, Power and Global Politics (15 credits) - Optional Constructing Knowledge for Politics (15 credits) - Optional Theories of Global Political Economy (15 credits) - Optional Issues of Global Political Economy (15 credits) - Optional Equality and the Law (30 credits) - Optional EU Internal Market Law (30 credits) - Optional Research Design, Theories and Concepts: Analysing Political Discourse (15 credits) - Optional Social Movements in an International Context (15 credits) - Optional Year 3 Global Geopolitics: Critical Perspectives and Issues (30 credits) - Compulsory Public International Law (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 3: Choose one optional module Dissertation (30 credits) - Optional The Politics of Policy in Practice (30 credits) - Optional Integrated Learning and Work Placement (30 credits) - Optional Year 3: Choose one or two optional modules (up to 30 credits) Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Law in the UK (30 credits) - Optional Humanitarianism and Global Change (15 credits) - Optional Global Change and Activism (15 credits) - Optional Peace, Conflict and Society in the Middle East (15 credits) - Optional International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa (15 credits) - Optional Global Trade Law (30 credits) - Optional Understanding Migrations (15 credits) - Optional Researching Migration and Migrant Communities (15 credits) - Optional

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

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Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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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
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

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At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at:
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