The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide qualifying students with research skills; theoretical and intellectual knowledge; critical reasoning abilities; and problem-solving skills; an understanding of the normative dimensions of politics, including: respect for human rights, open and accountable government, competent governance, defensible security and economic policies and normative limits on the exercise of power and authority in political order.

The curriculum for the BA (Politics and International Relations) programme consists of 22 semester modules compiled as follows:

First Year Second Year Third Year Semester modules
Politics 1A&1B Politics 2A&2B Politics 3A&3B 6
Politics 2C&2D Politics 3C&3D 4
Second Major 1A&1B Second Major 2A&2B Second Major 3A&3B 6
Elective 1A&1B Elective 2A&2B 4
**English 1C&1D 2
8 semester modules 8 semester modules 4 semester modules 22

Major: The second major is chosen from Development Studies, Historical Studies and Public Management and Governance (3A, 3B, 3C & 3D).

Electives: A language (French and Modern Greek), Development Studies, Economics, Historical Studies, Public Management and Governance, Religion and Sociology.

**Students who have achieved an A or B for English in matric may substitute English 1C & 1D with another elective.

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