University of Chichester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Politics and International Relations

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Course summary

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This degree will work with you step by step to research and learn about Britain’s wider place in the world, international relations, including international law and to gain the skills of diplomacy, ranging from the tools of soft power to defence and security. It offers you the chance to debate contemporary politics and international relations and to address the twenty first century global challenges of: terrorism, global warming, migration, climate and health. The degree includes preparation for employment across the areas of social activism, development, charity, administration, diplomacy, international sustainable heritage and corporate sectors. It includes the analysis of politics and international relations in the UK, USA, China, Russia, South East Asia, and Africa. Every student will be equipped to understand how to analyse, share and think about global politics. You will gain expert skills in analysis, negotiation, international communication, and an underpinning in international law.

Course details


Indicative modules (subject to course approval) Level 4 • Introduction to Globalisation: Twenty-First Century World Affairs • Introduction to International Relations Theory and Practice • War and Peace: Europe and Global Conflict • Introduction to Political Ideas • Introduction to Soft Power: Understanding the place of British literature, writing and culture in twenty- first century cultural diplomacy • The United States: An Introduction • Russia and China: An Introduction to ‘Post-Communism’ • European Union Law I Level 5 • Work Experience and Professional Development • Contemporary Case Studies in International Relations: Climate Change and Activism • Colonialism and Anti-Colonialism • Human Rights Law • Advocacy and Activism: NGOs, development, citizen journalism, political choices for citizens • European Union Law II • The Work of International Organisations: Gender, Marginalisation, Forgotten histories, contemporary experiences • Britain and Europe: Brexit – before, during and after Level 6 • Dissertation • Globalisation and its Malcontents • Writing the World: multi-media public communications • A Global History of the Cold War and its ongoing legacy • Russian Culture, Power and Politics • Vietnam and the Politics of East Asia • International Relations Crisis Case Studies II: migration, health/bio-security/post-colonial ‘development’ • International Diplomacy, Sustainable Growth and Cultural Heritage

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

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Course codeL291
Institution code C58
Campus nameBishop Otter Campus, Chichester
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points A levels or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC / Cambridge Technical
A level BBB - BCC
Access to HE Diploma Pass
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No component less than 5.5
PTE Academic50

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14050 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14050 Year 1

Additional fee information

There is a 20% tuition fee scholarship for EU students.
Politics and International Relations at University of Chichester - UCAS