Politics and International Relations at University of East London - UCAS

Course summary

Do you want to make sense of the post-truth world, encapsulated by events such as Brexit and the US Election? Are you interested in understanding how global powers interact, both in times of war and peace? Would you like to know more about international organisations and their capacity to control and shape development around the world? Do you want to learn about political participation and become an active citizen, so that you can contribute to policy-making processes? If you answer 'Yes' to any of these questions, then our International Relations course is for you. Global politics has become increasingly turbulent, foundations and systems are being shaken, and relations between nations are being shifted and tested. There is a new demand for experts who are able to understand and work in this new political arena. With our innovative Politics and International Relations course we can equip you with the skills and knowledge to play an active role in this new world. There has never been a more pressing and fascinating time to study and make a career in international politics. Our foundation year course is perfect if you want a degree in International Relations but you don't have the standard entry requirements. First we prepare you for your degree during the Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree.


Year 1: What’s going on (how do we know, and what can we do about it?): Mental Wealth 1 (Core), Politics (Core), Global Political Economy (Core), The Mess We Are In (And How We Got Here) (Core), International Relations (Core), Public Policy (Core) Year 2: Global Governance (Core), Space, Bodies and Power (Core), Mental Wealth 2: Social Enterprise (Core), Great Power Politics (Core), Research Methods (Core), Human Mobility and Forced Migration (Optional), Alternative Approaches to Development (Optional) Year 3: Mental Wealth 3: Placement Reflections (Core), Gender, Power and Politics (Core), Applied Research Project in Social Sciences (Core), European Politics (Core), African Politics and Development (Optional), Conflict Intervention and Development (Optional) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

Coursework will include, research-based assignments essays, video presentations and a research dissertation. The approximate percentages for this course are: Year 1: Coursework 100% Year 2: Coursework 75% Exam 25% Year 3: Coursework 75% Exam 25% Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group works and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the course. All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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 https://uel.ac.uk/about/contact-us

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14820 Year 1
International £14820 Year 1

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Politics and International Relations at University of East London - UCAS