Learn how to critically debate political processes while gaining an in-depth knowledge of the relationships between nations and processes of globalisation and global governance. You’ll be immersed in investigating how the international world works, and as an informed, critical graduate your skills will be in demand, giving you employment opportunities with organisations across the globe.
You will explore the evolution of politics internationally, and debate contemporary worldwide issues, current affairs and major political events. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to gain insights into international relations worldwide through our international students exchange programme. You will be inspired by teaching rooted in research, and stay up-to-date with the current issues shaping global politics. You will differentiate yourself in an international sector with industry experience.
Focus on the diversity of the international world, in particular post 1945 developments and the processes of globalisation. These twin themes will be reflected and addressed in sessions on international political economy, international security and the third world.
Explore the evolution of politics internationally. Debate contemporary worldwide issues, current affairs and major political events. Ask those difficult questions about war, hunger and poverty in the developing world.
Travel the world through our international student exchange programme. From the Czech Republic and Poland, to Canada and the USA, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to gain insights into international relations worldwide.
Be inspired by teaching rooted in research. Our staff are leading experts in their fields, and through our Politics and International Studies research group, you’ll stay up-to-date with the current issues shaping global politics. Our team’s areas of expertise include popular protest in the Middle East, British and American foreign policy, development in Africa, global environmental politics, security studies and the politics of the European Union.
Engage with contemporary international issues and take part in exclusive events, film screenings and lectures, through the student-run Politics and International Affairs society (PIA Soc).
Benefit from a course which received excellent ratings for teaching and student satisfaction, in the Guardian’s University Guide 2015 (within the subject league table for Politics).
Differentiate yourself in an international sector with industry experience. As journalists, politicians' assistants, and public affairs consultants, our graduates have gone on to work for the European Union, United Nations and UK Civil Service.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
17 September 2018
In your first year, you’ll investigate daily headlines and topical news, discovering the international systems and political ideas that shape them. Explore the main concepts and theories of British and European politics, and study contemporary issues, current affairs and major political events in context. You’ll cover topics including international institutions and regimes, sovereignty to global governance and contemporary international relations as well as gain vital research techniques.
In your second year, you’ll immerse yourself in international political economy, investigate leading theories and analyse global systems. Explore the concepts of national and human security, and develop your knowledge of politics with topics including Britain and the EU, modern liberal democracies, political analysis and strategy and public policy. You can also choose to visit the Czech Republic, Poland, Canada or the USA with our international student exchange programme.
In your third year, you’ll undertake a comprehensive piece of research under expert supervision. You’ll also deepen your knowledge of international relations by studying a range of modules, including foreign policy, global environmental politics, refugee studies, the EU, politics of the Middle East and globalisation and health. Politics options include British politics, Third World politics, comparative politics, public choice, local government, electoral behaviour and sub-state nationalism.
The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.
26% of assessment is by exam, 74% by coursework.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||104 points||Including a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies is accepted.|
|A level||104 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies is accepted.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Any subject is considered.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at Merit and/ or Distinction. Must also have GCSE English and Maths at grade C /4 or above|
|Scottish Higher||Considered in combination with Advanced Highers. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.|
|AS||Considered in combination.|
|Extended Project||Considered in combination.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||To include a Grade 4 in any subject at Higher Level. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H4, H4, H4||Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered in combination|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered in combination|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered in combination|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered in combination|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||104 UCAS Tariff points, including a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Considered in combination.|
GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/ 4 or above are required for this course.
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||With 5.5 in all elements.|
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|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|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.