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Politics and International Relations (with Foundation Year) University of East London Degree level: Undergraduate

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UEL has a well-established reputation for teaching politics in a way that combines academic excellence with the chance to develop your practical skills. Our Politics and International Relations course reflects the changing nature of global affairs and the growing interdependence of nation states. You’ll be learning with students from all over the world about key international institutions, and you’ll gain a broad knowledge of regional politics in Europe, the USA, South America and China. Using this knowledge, you’ll start to make sense of global change beyond the daily headlines. We’ll encourage you to take advantage of our location so close to Westminster, the political centre of the country, as well as our extensive links with a range of political and civic organisations – from trade unions to campaign groups – to launch your own career in politics. Your tutors will provide you with invaluable placement experience as part of our flourishing internship programme. You’ll acquire key organising and campaign skills on the frontline.

This 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.

Course details

Modules

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a bachelor’s degree, you can study this course as an ‘extended’ four-year programme. You’ll begin with a foundation year, which will prepare you for a successful transition to the degree course a year later. By the end of the degree you’ll gain the same qualification as those obtaining direct entry to the course but you’ll take one year longer to complete your studies. Key Themes and Debates in Social Sciences (core) Academic Literacy and Research for Social Scientists (core) Reading the World as a Social Scientist (core) Globalisation and Social Movements (optional) Who are you? Reading the body Psychosocially (optional) Game Changers in Sociology (optional) Crime, Surveillance and Society (optional)
Year 1:
Political Philosophy (core)
Politics, State and Society (core)
International Studies (core)
Political Economy of Development (core)
Year 2:
International Relations Theory Today (core)
International Organisation and Global Governance (core)
Theories of Development and Globalisation (core)
Social Movements in the Radical Twentieth Century (optional)
Human Mobility, Forced Migration and Social Change (optional)
Anthropological Theory (optional)
Year 3:
Dissertation (core)
Politics of Global Powers (optional)
Community Organising (optional)
War, Revolution and Upheaval in Twentieth Century Europe (optional)
Women, Power and Politics (optional)
European Union Politics (optional)
Topics in Regional Ethnography (optional)
Global Crises (optional)
Islam and Society (optional)
Conflict & Development (optional)
Nationalism in a Global Era (optional)
Surveillance, Technology and Society (optional)

Assessment method

The year of study is divided into two terms. If you’re a full-time undergraduate you’ll study three modules per term, each of which we assess with two pieces of coursework. Coursework is made up of essays, book reviews, presentations and project work.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 L241
Institution code E28
Campus name Docklands Campus
Campus code A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
A level CC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM

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 email study@uel.ac.uk


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,100 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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University of East London
Docklands Campus
4-6 University Way
Newham
E16 2RD


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