Middlesex University

International Politics and Law Middlesex University Degree level: Undergraduate


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As the unfolding events, such as Brexit, Trump’s election and the ongoing regional and global geopolitical shifts in the Middle East and beyond show, international politics has never been so relevant to our daily lives. As one of the most culturally and socially diverse universities in the UK we offer you an inclusive, enjoyable and satisfactory learning environment to study international politics.

Why study BA International Politics and Law at Middlesex University?
We place our students at the heart of everything we do and our academic staff are actively engaged in cutting edge research and advanced scholarship with high impact on public and political life that feeds into their teaching. You will be encouraged to participate in real-world issues and work placements in public and private institutions and gain subject specific and transferable skills.

This course will equip you with the legal skills, political concepts and analytical tools invaluable for your professional career in an increasingly complex field of global politics, international law and governance. You will study different aspect of law combined with the areas of European and Middle Eastern geopolitics, international political economy, migration and human rights. Our course combines political theory and international relations with legal perspectives as well as providing opportunities for internships with national and international organisations, political institutions and civil society organisations.

Whether you want to focus on politics or delve into international relations, economics or law, our specialist courses will equip you with the skills to help you on your way to a career in active politics, intelligence and policy analysis, civil service, NGOs, journalism, diplomacy, research or PR.

Course highlights

Gain a solid grounding in the key themes, concepts and theories relevant to international politics which will aid you in your academic development and future careers in public service, international and regional organizations, NGOs, diplomacy and media
A wide choice of optional modules will enhance your critical and analytical skills and develop specialist in-depth critical knowledge of topics to suit your personal interests
The core curricula is continually reviewed and updated in line with current international developments in politics and staff research expertise
You will have access to a broad intellectual environment through the provision of innovative teaching methods and extra-curricular events
Opportunity for experiential learning and career development through direct participation in political activities through work placement and other forms of practical engagement with the world
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course details


Year 1:
Introduction to Politics (30 Credits) - Compulsory
The Construction of the Third World (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Introduction to Law and Legal Skills (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Public Law (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Year 2:
International Political Theory (30 Credits) - Compulsory
UK and Human Rights Law (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Comparative Politics (30 Credits) - Optional
Politics of Europe (30 Credits) - Optional
Global Political Economy (30 Credits) - Optional
Approaches to Research in the Social Sciences (30 Credits) - Optional
Equality and the Law (30 Credits) - Optional
Jurisprudence (30 Credits) - Optional
European Internal Market Law (30 Credits) - Optional
Year 3:
Global Geopolitics: Critical Perspectives and Issues (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Public International Law (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Humanitarianism and Global Change (30 Credits) - Optional
Migration and Citizenship (30 Credits) - Optional
Dissertation (30 Credits) - Optional
Child and Family Law (30 Credits) - Optional
Employment Law (30 Credits) - Optional
Immigration, Nationality And Asylum Law in the UK (30 Credits) - Optional
Medical Law (30 Credits) - Optional
UK Company Law (30 Credits) - Optional
Dissertation (30 Credits) - Optional
Evidence (30 Credits) - Optional

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

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Course code L20L
Institution code M80
Campus name Hendon Campus
Campus code H

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (45 merit or higher)
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE grade C or above in English or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
PTE Academic 51.0 With at least 51 in all components
TOEFL (iBT) 72.0 With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,500 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Middlesex University
Hendon Campus
The Burroughs

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020 8411 5555

Fax: 020 8411 5649