City, University of London

International Politics and Sociology City, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate


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City's International Politics and Sociology BSc is a joint degree that offers a broad understanding of both subjects with a special focus on how the local and the global relate to each other. This course is for those students wishing to benefit from a joint degree combining main core modules of both International Politics and Sociology.

Graduates of this course have found they are well suited to a wide range of career options, from the Civil Services, NGOs, journalism, and teaching to international organisations and the corporate sector. In this joint honours undergraduate degree, you will be covering the core modules of both City's Sociology and International Politics degrees. You will gain a unique approach to each subject and a broad understanding of local, national and global social relations.

International Politics at City covers not just intergovernmental relations, but also inter-society relations of non-governmental organisations (such as the Red Cross and Amnesty International) and transnational corporations (such as Ford, Shell and Microsoft) in its work.

Course details


Year 1: The first year introduces competing theories of international politics and global political economy and how power has transformed in the 20th and 21st centuries. You will also receive a wide-ranging grounding in qualitative and quantitative approaches to sociology.

Core modules include:

  • Introduction to political economy
  • Myths and mysteries in world politics
  • International relations theories 1
  • Producing social data
  • Lies, damned lies and statistics
  • Researching society: qualitative methods
  • Classic social theory
  • Research@CitySociology

Year 2: The second year offers one core theory module on international relations, an extended essay, an introduction to qualitative and quantitative methods and a range of elective modules provided by the Departments of International Politics and Sociology.

Core modules:

  • Advanced theories of global politics
  • Scholarly writing for international politics
  • Quantitative analysis of social research data
  • Contemporary social theory

The final year includes a project on an international politics or sociology topic of your choice. You can also select electives from a range of International Politics and Sociology modules.

Assessment method

Assessment is by coursework (assessed essays and assignments), unseen examinations and a final year project. The balance of assessment by each will to some extent depend on the optional modules that you choose.

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 LL23
Institution code C60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points 120 tariff points from 3 A levels or 3 A levels and 1 EPQ
A level BBB BBB

A level General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship are not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Check with Department for acceptable subjects
Access to HE Diploma D: 27 credits
M: 18 credits
We welcome Access course applications from 'mature' students. These applicants will be considered on the basis of their own merits. Please be aware that Access students are often asked for further information to supplement their application, this is normally in the form of a questionnaire.

A typical offer for an Access applicant would be: Pass 60 credits, 45 of which at Level 3. These Level 3 credits must include at least 27 at distinction and 18 at merit. It is essential the Access course qualification is supplemented by at least a grade B in Mathematics and English Language at GCSE.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language and Mathematics or Statistics at grade 4 (C) (or equivalent) are also required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points

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