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international politics programme structure

Programme Start Date
September 2020/ January 2021
Programme Duration
Full-Time 3 Years
Part-Time 6 Years
Application Deadline
September Intake: 24 August
January Intake: 7 December

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International Politics Programme


Our programme will introduce you to the setting and dynamics of global politics, with emphasis on contemporary issues and processes.

It will provide you with a deep understanding of policy, politics and power in the modern world, and the challenges and forces that shape these dynamics at the global and domestic levels. You’ll learn about political institutions and processes, business-government relations, and foreign policy and globalisation. It will help you to think critically about political and international events, ideas and institutions.

The module contents are taught by highly experienced academics and constantly reviewed and updated in line with current international developments in politics and staff research expertise.


The BA is designed to enable you to study international affairs in their political and historical contexts and consists of both compulsory and optional modules. In Year 1, you will develop the foundations for understanding and exploring the global world of politics.

Level 1


  • Introduction to International Relations
  • 20th Century International History
  • Introduction to Politics
  • International Political Economy
  • Problems in Global Politics
  • Geopolitics
  • International Law
Level 2


  • Research Methods
  • British Government and Politics
  • Government and Politics of the Middle East
  • Introduction to Islamic History



Choose 4 from the following:

  • American Politics
  • Statecraft and Diplomacy
  • 20th Century European Politics and Foreign Relations
  • Genocide
  • Global Business Planning
  • Strategic Management
Level 3


  • Post-Communist Russia
  • Democratic Systems
  • Terrorism and Fundamentalism in the 20th and 21st Centuries
  • Dissertation



Choose 2 from the following:

  • Government and Politics of China
  • History of Economic Thought
  • International Migration
  • Africa and Globalization
  • International Migration and Refugee Law