UEL has a well-established reputation for teaching politics in a way that combines academic excellence with the chance to develop your practical skills. Our Politics and International Relations course reflects the changing nature of global affairs and the growing interdependence of nation states. You’ll be learning with students from all over the world about key international institutions, and you’ll gain a broad knowledge of regional politics in Europe, the USA, South America and China. Using this knowledge, you’ll start to make sense of global change beyond the daily headlines. We’ll encourage you to take advantage of our location so close to Westminster, the political centre of the country, as well as our extensive links with a range of political and civic organisations – from trade unions to campaign groups – to launch your own career in politics. Your tutors will provide you with invaluable placement experience as part of our flourishing internship programme. You’ll acquire key organising and campaign skills on the frontline.
The year of study is divided into two terms. If you’re a full-time undergraduate you’ll study three modules per term. YEAR 1: Political Philosophy (core), Politics, State and Society (core), International Studies (core), Political Economy of Development (core). YEAR 2: International Relations Theory Today (core), International Organisation and Global Governance (core), Theories of Development and Globalisation (core), Social Movements in the Radical Twentieth Century (optional), Human Mobility, Forced Migration and Social Change (optional), Anthropological Theory (optional). YEAR 3: Dissertation (core), Politics of Global Powers (optional) Community Organising (optional), War, Revolution and Upheaval in Twentieth Century Europe (optional), Women, Power and Politics (optional), European Union Politics (optional), Topics in Regional Ethnography (optional), Global Crises (optional), Islam and Society (optional), Conflict & Development (optional), Nationalism in a Global Era (optional).
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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