What will I learn?

At Buckinghamshire New University, we’re dedicated to preparing you for the working world. This course covers the theory, as well as also giving you a solid understanding of what skills you’ll need for a career in politics and international relations.Covering everything from world politics to emerging powers and global governance, you can be sure that you’ll develop your knowledge around key must-know areas within the industry. With London just a short train ride away, you’ll also benefit from visiting political institutions, guest speakers and everything the capital city has to offer.**Why study this subject?**Politics shapes the world. It impacts every area of our lives – the economy, environment, media and civil society. It has a fascinating history. And it provides a promising career path for your future**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**We live in a world where societies and the politics governing them are rapidly changing. If you want a career in which you help achieve social change, you might want to consider our exciting Politics and International Relations degree programme.Our BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations provides you with a rich, diverse, employability focused curriculum, covering a wide range of historical and contemporary issues and themes in politics and international relations.We’ve made sure the course is focused on your career, with topics relevant to any employer in the sector. We encourage you to develop solution-focused approaches to social problems in your assignments, which are transferable into many relevant work-places.You will graduate understanding the major global political systems and how they have shaped the societies we live in. You’ll discover the driving forces behind political, economic and socio-cultural changes across the world.It’s not just about the lectures – you’ll have plenty of opportunities to go on visits to political institutions, take part in workshops, and use our digital resources.**What will I study?**Politics is constantly evolving. You’ll learn about different political systems and global institutions, and how their past has shaped what the world looks like today.You’ll discover how political institutions use their power, and how social movements and new ideas challenge our sense of identity, community and political participation.Looking at technology, surveillance and communications, we’ll also explore how political imagination is adapting for the future.We’ll also look at the way strategies and policies come about. You’ll develop knowledge in a wide range of related areas, including economic development, the environment, media and civil society.With insight from across social sciences and humanities, this course covers a huge spectrum, helping to prepare you for a successful career in this dynamic field.Using archives and other resources, you’ll conduct your own political science research to inform your work. **How will I be taught and assessed?**This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.We’ve made sure the course has a good variety of teaching and learning methods. This means you’ll have some strong skills that employers will find valuable, including report writing, policy making, presentation, group work, materials design and research.You’ll learn through a mix of lectures, seminars, and independent study. Since the course covers such a wide range of topics, no two days will be the same.To do well in your assessments, you need to focus on real solutions. Using your critical thinking skills, you’ll

Which department am I in?

School of Human and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£12,500.00 (12,90,604) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Buckinghamshire New University

Queen Alexandra Road,

High Wycombe,

Buckinghamshire,

HP11 2JZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students require successful completion of a High School Diploma with GPA above 2.8, plus one of the following: SAT with a minimum of 1100 overall, and a minimum of 550 from Evidence Based Reading and Writing, and Mathematics; Minimum of 3 APs with grades above 3. International students with IELTS 6.0 (5.5) or below will have to undertake an enhanced curriculum in addition to the advertised programme.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Buckinghamshire New University

With 98% graduate employment rate (HESA 2020) and state-of-the-art facilities, Bucks has everything students need to succeed.

  • Top 25 uni for teaching quality (2021 Good University Guide)
  • Ranked top 10 in UK for graduate employability (HESA 2020)
  • Offers career-focused courses to suit student needs
  • Vice Chancellor’s International Student Scholarship