Politics and International Relations at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

How do relationships between nations shape our world? Who holds the power? What are the political processes that impact our day to day lives? On our BA Politics and International Relations, you’ll consider these questions by studying the core areas of comparative politics, political theory and international relations. You will sharpen your awareness of current affairs and your comprehension of the complex processes that underpin our society. You can broaden your understanding of domestic and global politics and tailor your degree to your interests and career goals through optional modules. These explore diverse specialist areas such as social justice, global security and secret intelligence. You can also enhance your CV by studying abroad in locations like China, Europe and the USA. You also have the option to take a specialised pathway that includes training in quantitative analysis, giving an extra dimension to your degree. You will graduate with specialist knowledge and the transferable skills and confidence you need to stand out to employers as you start your career.


In year one, you will typically take modules which are designed to introduce you to key concepts and theories across the broad field of politics and international relations. You will explore controversies in British politics, key political ideas and historical developments, and compare modern democratic states. Year two covers core topics on elections and 20th century international politics. You will choose from range of optional modules from across the three core areas of political theory, comparative politics, and international relations. In year three, you will have the option to write a dissertation based on a topic of your choice under the supervision of a member of staff. You may also choose from a wide range of modules related to our research areas. You have free choice in this year and can tailor the course to your interests and career aspirations. You can take a specialised pathway to graduate with a BA Politics and International Relations (Quantitative Methods) degree. This pathway includes training in the quantitative analysis of a range of datasets.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 80% Overall

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

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £20500* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £20500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Politics and International Relations at University of Nottingham - UCAS