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:
|Second Major 1A&1B
||Second Major 2A&2B
||Second Major 3A&3B
|8 semester modules
||8 semester modules
||4 semester modules
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.
Registration and Start Dates
Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.
All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.
End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.