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Course summary

This degree offers a broad understanding of these two complementary subjects, with a special focus on how the local and the global relate to each other. You will study topics such as culture, identity, class, international political theory, and the global political economy. You will learn about how specific actors and institutions emerge, how ideas shape global politics, and how social dynamics affect us all. You will explore the organisation of contemporary societies and the structures that define our everyday lives. You will benefit from the degree in the following ways:

  • Develop transferable skills in the analysis, interpretation and production of social data, including sought-after data literacy and quantitative skills
  • Gain knowledge and expertise for a future career in politics, policy making, the civil service or government
  • Become a critical thinker with an in-depth understanding of the complex interplay of local and global forces
  • Benefit from our central location in a global city, close to national political institutions and organisations, and with access to a wide range of internship opportunities
  • Boost your employability with an optional placement year.


Year 1 Core Modules: Myths and Mysteries in World Politics International Relations Theories Studying Politics Introduction to Political and Economic Data Analysis Culture, the Body and Digital Society Social (Justice) Research: Qualitative Approaches Thinking Sociologically Sociology in Action Year 2 Core Modules: Advanced Theories of Global Politics Contemporary Social Theory Sociology Core Elective Modules: Qualitative Methods of Analysing Social Research data Quantitative Analysis of Social Research Data International Politics Core Elective Modules: Security Studies: Conceptual Approaches Security Studies: Contemporary and Emerging Issues Foreign Policy Analysis: Theories and Issues Foreign Policy Analysis: Instruments and Practice Religion and Politics in the Age of Global Change Transnational Social Movements Practical Politics Sociology Elective Modules: Understanding Social Change Digital Changes and Challenges Sociology of Race and Racism News and Society Other International Politics and History Elective Modules (up to 30 credits) International Politics and History Elective Modules: States and Markets in the Era of Globalization Comparative Political Economy Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics Politics of the USA Comparative Asian Politics Analysing Political and Economic Data in the Real World Advanced Principles of Economics: Financial Markets and Corporate Systems Political Risk Analysis Political Psychology: Reason & Emotion in Politics Theories of International Political Economy Authoritarianism and Democracy in the 21stCentury The Global Political Economy of Development Fifty Shades of Red –Russia in the Twentieth Century The American Century: The United States in the Twentieth Century Cultures of Benevolence: Philanthropy and Civil Society from 1601 to the Present The Making of Modern Japan Slavery, Colonialism and Revolution in the Caribbean Micro-Placements Year 3 Core Module: Final Year Dissertation Project International Politics Elective Modules: Advanced Topics in International Political Economy Global Governance American Foreign Policy Political Change in Europe Governance of the Global Economy Global Money and Finance Global Ethics: Power and Principle in World Politics The Theory and Practice of Conflict and Peace Political Economy of Global Inequality Ethnicity and Nationalism: Global Perspectives Geopolitical Macroeconomy The Multinational Corporation: Governance, Politics and Ethics Sexuality and Gender in World Politics Digital Politics Global Health Policy History Elective Modules: History Radicals and Reformers: Left-Wing Politics and Activism in Britain and the World since 1945 Revolution: Rebels and Riots in Modern History Comparative Empires in the Modern Era Genocide and the Holocaust in History and Memory Disruptive Divas. Riot Grrrls and Bad Sistas: A History of Women in Popular Music Sociology Elective Modules: Policing Emotions, Identity and Relationships Poverty: What Counts? Political Communication Culture, Racisms and Resistance Poverty: What Counts? Journalism Elective Modules: Reporting Conflict Reporting Business Elective Modules: Micro-placements Industry Placements Integrated Professional Training Modules are subject to change.

Assessment method

Assessment is by coursework (assessed essays and assignments), and final year project.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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
EU £20860 Year 1
International £20860 Year 1

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International Politics and Sociology at City, University of London - UCAS