London Metropolitan University

International Relations and Politics London Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Why study this course?

Our undergraduate degree offers you a chance to study politics and also specialise in its sub-discipline, international relations. You’ll look at issues that are currently at the top of the news agenda and discover how we’re governed across countries and globally. Drawing on the expertise of our teaching staff, you’ll examine international issues influencing politics, such as security, saving the environment, controlling nuclear arms and fighting for democracy.

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

More about this course

Our honours degree will allow you to gain a broad understanding of two fields – international relations and politics. You’ll be encouraged to specialise in unique areas of both disciplines through optional modules such as American Foreign Policy, Modern British Politics and International Security in the Era of Globalisation.

Our expert lecturers have experience as councillors, international commercial negotiators, company directors and include current members of the Political Studies Association and the British International Studies Association. They regularly contribute to the BBC and other media outlets. This wide range of experience means you'll be taught by staff who can share professional insight and knowledge of the latest academic research.

You'll also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement to improve your career prospects. Our connections to political and international institutions around the world, combined with our London location, will improve your chances of securing a placement with organisations such as the United Nations and Amnesty International.

What our students say

"I really like that we have a wide choice of modules and can combine studying other subjects. The teaching is very well structured. I like doing the reports as they’re very useful in real life and the seminars have given me confidence to speak in public. I love everything about London. It’s got so many different cultures and international students - I meet people from all over the world and learn about their experiences. I love the social life and clubs too. I joined the United Nations Model Society and helped run an event with the Bulgarian Ambassador that went really well."
Plamena Solakova, International Relations and Politics BA graduate

Course details

Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Global Politics, Economy and Society
Introduction to International Relations
Peace, Conflict and Diplomacy since 1945
Politics and Government

Example Year 2 modules include:

Approaches to International Relations and Foreign Policy
Comparative Politics
Governance and Public Policy
Political Theory
Creating a Winning Business 1
Politics and International Relations: Work-Based Learning
American Foreign Policy
Contemporary US Politics
Media and Culture
Politics of the Middle East
Shifting Global Power in the 21st Century
Strategy in the Contemporary World
The Politics of the European Union

Example Year 3 modules include:

International Security in an Era of Globalisation
The Politics of Modern States
Creating a Winning Business 2
Placement 1 Year
Politics and International Relations: Work-Based Learning
Project 1 Semester
Project 1 Year
Action and Identity: Gender and Political Participation
African Politics
Human Rights and International Conflict
Latin American Politics
Modern British Politics
Public Diplomacy and Global Communication

Assessment method

You will be assessed during and at the end of modules using a variety of methods including essays, reports, learning logs,
exams, seminar performance, individual and group seminar presentations, portfolios, blogs, policy documents, dissertations, and book reviews. The majority of these are assessed by your tutor, but a number will be peer-reviewed in seminars. This mixed assessment strategy will maximise your development through each level of the degree, improving your subject-specific knowledge and employability.


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 code LL2F
Institution code L68
Campus name Holloway
Campus code O

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/international-admissions/application-guidance-and-entry-criteria/english-language-requirements/undergraduate-english-requirements/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC Typical offer BBC (112 UCAS points from two or more A levels).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Grades DMM in Applied Science.
Access to HE Diploma D: 6 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 15 credits
Total of 60 credits (45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2) from an Access to Higher Education Diploma with passes in Level 2 Communications units. QAA accredited course required.
Scottish Higher CCCCC A minimum of 105 UCAS points to include four passes at Higher level in related subjects.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English.

English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent).

We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2019–20 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: londonmet.ac.uk/fees2019. Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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