Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Politics and International Relations

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Course summary

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We’ve made sure the course is focused on your career, with topics relevant to any employer in the sector. It’s not just lectures, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to visit political institutions, take part in workshops and use our digital resources. You’ll learn through a mix of lectures, seminars, and independent study. Since the course covers such a wide range of topics, no two days will be the same. Politics is constantly evolving. You’ll learn about different political systems and global institutions, and how their past has shaped what the world looks like today. Discover the driving forces behind political, economic and socio-cultural changes across the world. We’ll also look at the way strategies and policies come about. You’ll need to develop knowledge in a wide range of related areas, including economic development, the environment, media and civil society. With insight from across social sciences and humanities, this course covers a huge spectrum. You’ll discover how political institutions use their power, and how social movements and new ideas challenge our sense of identity, community and political participation. Looking at technology, surveillance and communications, we’ll also explore how political imagination is adapting for the future. To do well in your assessments, you need to focus on real solutions. Using your critical thinking skills, you’ll think about new ways to address national, regional or international political issues. Using archives and other resources, you’ll conduct your own political science research to inform your work.

Course details

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 codeL243
Institution code B94
Campus nameBuckinghamshire New University
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 - 104 points A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 80 - 104. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis. For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £12500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Politics and International Relations at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS