Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Politics

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

TEF Silver

Brunel University London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Find out more about the TEF.

You only have to turn on the news or open a newspaper to see how differently the nations of the world are governed. What is democracy and democratisation? How has US foreign policy changed in the last 20 years? What is globalisation? Politics is an exciting and dynamic subject, simulating debate and offering insight in how the ever-changing world around us works. It’s also a degree that can demonstrate your intellectual acumen and understanding of world affairs, which will be an asset in so many fields of work. As well as providing a foundation in the approaches and theories of politics and international relations, through this degree you will develop your understanding of the importance of politics in a globalising and integrating world. Whether you’re studying modern Africa, imperialism or Trump’s foreign policy, you’ll not just learn about politics, you’ll be analysing politics using the tools of political science and philosophy to help deepen your understanding and critical thinking. Opt for a placement year and you'll gain work experience that is highly valued by employers. Brunel students have secured placements in the Environmental Audit Committee, the House of Commons, Directorate of Gender Affairs, HM Treasury and the Competition Commission, to name only a few. You can also opt to take part of your degree abroad in one of our partner universities in Europe, or participate in an exchange programme to China or the USA to study politics in a different part of the world whilst experiencing a new culture. Brunel is a dynamic university choice for your politics course. You’ll be taught by politics experts who are often called on to comment on radio and television. The Brunel campus has hosted the filming of BBC’s Question Time and is a political hub during local and national elections. Brunel politics graduates enter diverse careers. Many of our former students go into politics and the civil service and some are currently at GCHQ and military intelligence. Others work in the public and private sector like the NHS, international banks, business consultancy, law, NGOs and the media. Whichever route you chose, an international politics degree with Brunel will set you up for a successful future.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core Conflict and Diplomacy Introduction to World Politics Introduction to American Politics Introduction to Comparative Politics Modern Political Thought Research Design and Qualitative Methods in Politics Year 2 Core Comparative Political Institutions Explaining Politics: Quantitative Political Science in Practice Theories of International Relations Optional Ancient Greek Political Thought: Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics Democracy and Democratisation Issues in American Politics National Security Intelligence The Holocaust Themes in the History of Modern Africa The State and Revolution The History of Political Cinema Unity and Cultural Diversity US Foreign Policy from World War 2 to the end of the Cold War Year 3 Core Dissertation European Union Politics: Problems and Prospects Globalisation and Governance Optional Empire, Imperialism and Hegemony Crisis and Critique Fascism History of Political Philosophy Media, Politics and Power in America Marx and Marxism Parties and Voters in the UK Public Policy Analysis Parliamentary Studies Terrorism 1960-2016


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 codeL240
Institution code B84
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 Not accepted
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in any subject
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in any subject and an A level at grade B
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject with A levels grade BB
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM in any subject
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in a any subject and an A level at grade B
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in any subject with A levels grade BB

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)92with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic58with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £15860* 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.
International Politics at Brunel University London - UCAS