Politics & International Relations including Foundation Year

Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Reasons to choose Kingston

  • You’ll be able to combine your study of politics and international relations with a strong emphasis on human rights and social justice.
  • Kingston’s proximity to central London makes it easy for you to participate in lectures, workshops, talks and political events.
  • You’ll be enabled and encouraged to make a contribution to political life in your community and become active in a democratic society.
This course is offered with a Foundation Year in Social Sciences The foundation year takes place the year before your degree. You will study four year-long modules that cover all subject areas (psychology, economics, sociology and politics) within social sciences. Upon successful completion of this foundation year you will progress to Year 1 of your chosen degree. About this course How should Europe respond to migrants and refugees? How is the UK overcoming the challenges of Brexit? On this course, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to debate and participate in finding answers to these and other questions raised by our globalised world. You’ll examine how the world might be made a safer and fairer place. There is the opportunity to specialise in your main interests through a choice of topics, such as political violence, global terrorism and developmental economics. In your final year, you’ll complete a research project on a topic of interest and receive training in research skills. The project culminates with a presentation at our annual student conference.

Course details


Examples of modules: Year 0

  • Foundation Year in Social Sciences
Year 1
  • Introduction to Human Rights
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Another World is Possible: Order and Revolution in Political Ideology
  • Pathways to Power: Active Citizenship in the UK
Year 2 (Core)
  • Modern Political Thought
  • International Relations and Global Governance
Year 2 (Optional)
  • Crime, Media and Policy
  • Contemporary Issues in Economics
  • Criminality, Deviance and the State in Early Modern Britain and Europe
  • Age of Extremes: Themes in Twentieth Century World History
  • Securing Human Rights: Contemporary Themes and Issues
  • Latin America: Power, Politics and El Pueblo Rising
  • Voices of Contemporary Europe
  • Globalisation, Development and Social Justice
  • How to Change the World
  • Globalisation and Social Change
Final Year (Core)
  • Advanced Research Project (Extended)
Final Year (Optional)
  • Global Terrorism and Transnational Crime
  • Development Economics
  • Beatles to Blair: Britain since 1960
  • Britain, the US and the World in the Twentieth Century
  • Britain, Europe and the Extreme Right, 1918-to the Present
  • Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
  • Human Rights and Political Violence
  • Identity, Culture, Politics
  • Crimes of the Powerful: Corporations, the State and Human Rights
  • Cold War, Hot War: the Politics of the Middle East
  • Social Justice Through the Arts
  • Social Intersections: Gender, Race and Class
  • War and Society
- Migration and Social Transformation

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeLL22
Institution code K84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points 48 points (‘DD' or equivalent) from two A2 subjects or equivalent
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits Mature applicants (21 years and older) will need to pass a QAA-approved Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject with 60 credits minimum 45 credits at Level 3. Applicants under 21 years will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP

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Fees and funding

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Politics & International Relations including Foundation Year at Kingston University - UCAS