"Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2020/2021. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details."
Why choose this course?
Study modules that reflect current political issues from “Brexit” to decolonising the curriculum in our “Post-colonial Theory and Non-Western Philosophy” module.
Go on trips to Parliament and research institutes and benefit from our proximity to London.
Boost your employability through skills training, opportunities to do work experience, and dedicated career events organised as part of your study.
Have the chance to develop your own analysis of contemporary political issues such as the rise of right-wing populism or the Arab-Israeli conflict in your dissertation project.
Get the support you need to succeed in your studies through integrated skills sessions, academic writing tutors, and a dedicated student support team.
Tailor your degree by choosing optional modules from History and Law that match your interests and career ambitions.
Study abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe, North America, Australia, or Asia, or diversify your skills by studying a language alongside your course.
What's the course about?
How can we make sense of Brexit and the election of Trump? Should the international community intervene in Syria? Why do gender stereotypes and racial discrimination still determine opportunities in our society?
On the B.A. in Politics and International Relations, you’ll study the central challenges that politics faces in the 21st century. You’ll develop the skills to understand, analyse, and critically debate the issues and arguments that shape national and international politics today. Our Politics and International Relations degree allows you to take your interest in politics and add the knowledge and training to turn it into a successful career in the world of local and global politics, the media, or business.
Work placement/study abroad option: Between your second and final year, you’ll have the option to study abroad or do a work placement for up to a year. Not only will this give you an amazing experience to talk about but will also give your CV a boost. If you’d rather go straight to your final year, that’s absolutely fine too.
Your main campus is de Havilland
You’ll share this campus with students from business, law, sport, education, and humanities subjects. The student housing is close to our Sports Village which includes a gym, swimming pool, and climbing wall. You can get breakfast, lunch, or dinner in our on-campus restaurant or bar (in the newly built Enterprise Hub) on days you don’t feel like cooking. You can also use the common room to play pool, video games or just to hang out with friends.  Our Learning Resources Centres are open 24/7, which means you can study whenever suits you best. Want to pop over to the other campus? You can take the free shuttle bus or walk there in just 15 minutes.
This course includes the options of: