Politics at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

Course summary

It feels as if we’re at a crucial point in time, facing big issues like terrorism, immigration and economic inequality. Rising discontent with democracy also sets to challenge the foundations of politics in states around the world. There’s never been a more important time to study these subjects.  You'll explore government, political thought, and empirical and theoretical approaches to international relations. You can even immerse yourself in the world of politics by studying abroad, completing work placements and taking part in simulation activities.  Our regional expertise encompasses North and South America, Europe, Africa, Russia, South Asia and Southeast Asia. You’ll be taught by academics specialising in everything from feminist, postcolonial and sociological theoretical approaches to applied topics like foreign policy.   Pick from optional modules  Enjoy the freedom to shape your study. Perhaps you want to take a closer look at race and racism in world politics. Or maybe you want to examine the intricacies of the European Union, You can also pick modules from other schools, covering subjects such as English, history, geography and languages.  The world desperately needs not only answers but new ways of analysing the most important global questions. And this applies not only to the government but also employers in the private and non-profit sectors. 


YEAR 1 Compulsory Thinking Politically: Introduction to concepts, theories and ideologies Introduction to International Relations Political Analysis Politics in Action Choose from Background to British Politics Global Histories 15 credits from another School Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Assessment method

Students are assessed by a combination of coursework and exams. A few modules are assessed by coursework only.

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

English language requirements

All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student who will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Our most recent information regarding tuition fees can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/tuitionfees/
Politics at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS