What will I learn?

This degree explores connections between political practice and theory and state and society using examples drawn from the most topical issues of global and local concern. In your first year, the modules Politics in the Modern World and International Relations: Theory and Practice will introduce you to some of the core themes concepts involved in the study of Politics and International Relations. Where possible, you will also be able to follow your own interests, choosing modules in either Politics or International Relations or another subject that complements your degree.

You'll then move on to subjects such as International Relations Security and Sustainability, Politics of Development and Global Changes and Government and Politics of the United States.

In your final year, you can develop your ideas on themes including Britain in the World; United States Foreign Policy since 1945, and Contemporary Issues in the Middle East.


A Politics degree provides you with the opportunity to develop knowledge and transferable skills relevant to a range of different future careers. As a graduate of Politics and International Relations you may be interested in careers such as Teaching, Journalism, Corporate Planning, Civil Service, International charities and International business. We will help you determine your direction and aim to support you in getting there. We do this by offering subject-specific support from academic tutors and careers advisers.

We are home to the Richardson Institute, which undertakes peace and conflict research. In recent years, the Institute has offered around 60 internships per year for students to undertake research projects for external organisations. You can also apply for internships as part of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Internship Scheme. Past employers have included Carnegie Publishing, The Dukes Theatre, and the Ethical Consumer Research Association, with roles ranging from marketing and PR to specific research projects with heritage or humanitarian organisations.

Which department am I in?

Politics, Philosophy and Religion

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

October 2022


Main Site





LA1 4YW, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

AAB including A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics grade A, OR ABB including A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, at least one of which at grade A.In addition to the Mathematics requirements, A level Spanish, or if this is to be studied from beginners? level, AS grade B or A level grade B in another foreign language, or GCSE grade A or 7 in a foreign language. Native Spanish speakers will not be accepted onto this scheme.

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


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