Kingston University

Global Politics & International Relations including Foundation Year Kingston University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Why choose this course?

What impact is the Syrian refugee crisis having on EU politics? How could Brexit affect US politics?

On this course you will gain the knowledge and skills to participate in the politics of a globalised world. You will learn about the interconnected levels of politics - from local to national and international. The course has a focus on social and human rights, and developing you into an active global citizen.

The course is flexible so you can study a combination of modules in politics, international relations, human rights, sociology, history and economics to suit your own interests.

You will develop transferable skills in writing for specialist and general audiences, public speaking, collaborative working and critically evaluating claims made in politics.

Kingston's proximity to central London enables you to participate in lectures, workshops, talks and political events in the capital and expand your knowledge beyond the classroom.

Foundation year - Social Sciences

If you are thinking of returning to education after a break you could apply for our foundation year course. This course will provide you with the academic and transferable skills you need to study an undergraduate degree in any of the Social Sciences. At Kingston these include Criminology, Sociology, Psychology, Economics and Politics.

Throughout the year-long course, you can study a range of these subjects, allowing you to get a better idea of which ones you prefer. It'll guide you in the direction of a social sciences degree that you're particularly interested in. The foundation year will develop your independent study skills and help you to better understand your academic ability, a potential career path and how to develop the skills that employers look for in graduates.

Course details

Modules

Examples of modules:

Foundation year

  • Overcoming the challenges in understanding individual and collective human behaviour
  • Practical Research Skills
  • Using Quantitative Methods
  • Becoming an Active Learner

Year 1

  • Another World is Possible: Order and Revolution in Political Ideology
  • Introduction to Human Rights
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Pathways to Power: Active Citizenship in the UK

Year 2

  • Modern Political Thought
  • International Relations and Global Governance
  • Optional Modules

Year 3

  • Advanced Research Project (Extended)
  • Optional Modules

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 LL22
Institution code K84
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points 48 points (‘DD' or equivalent) from two A2 subjects or equivalent


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Kingston University
River House
53-57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 1LQ


Clearing contact details

Clearing call centre - Kingston University 08000483334 - UK Based callers only +44 2083281149 - Non UK Based callers

08000 483 334


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