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Middlesex University

International Politics

UCAS Code: L240

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (45 merit or higher)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

UCAS Tariff

112
84%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

International politics

OverviewThis degree is ideal for those looking to gain an understanding of international political processes and systems with a focus on issues such as international relations, global security, human rights and development using different theoretical perspectives in an increasingly globalised and interconnected world.Why study BA International Politics at Middlesex University?As the unfolding events, such as Brexit, Trumps election and the ongoing regional and global geopolitical shifts in the Middle East and beyond show, international politics has never been so relevant to our daily lives. As one of the most culturally and socially diverse universities in the UK we offer you an inclusive, enjoyable and satisfactory learning environment to study international politics. We celebrate diversity of views and cultures.We place our students at the heart of everything we do and our academic staff are actively engaged in cutting edge research and advanced scholarship with high impact on public and political life that feeds into their teaching. We encourage our students to participate in real-world issues and work placements in public and private institutions and gain subject specific and transferable skills.Whether you want to focus on politics or delve into international relations, economics or law, our specialist courses will equip you with the skills to help you on your way to a career in active politics, intelligence and policy analysis, civil service, NGOs, journalism, diplomacy, research or PR.Course highlightsGain a solid grounding in the key themes, concepts and theories relevant to international politics which will aid you in your academic development and future careers in public service, international and regional organizations, NGOs, diplomacy and mediaA wide choice of optional modules will enhance your critical and analytical skills and develop specialist in-depth critical knowledge of topics to suit your personal interestsYou have the option to extend the course by a year in order to spend your third year in a paid work placement relevant to the courseWork placement opportunities and other forms of practical engagement and direct participation in political activities allows for experiential learning and future career developmentThe core curricula is continually reviewed and updated in line with current international developments in politics and staff research expertiseYou will have access to a broad intellectual environment through the provision of innovative teaching methods and extra-curricular events

Assessment methods

Year 1:
Introduction to Politics (30 credits) - Compulsory
Global Politics and Governance (30 credits) - Compulsory
Introduction to Development (30 credits) - Compulsory
Social Science in the Contemporary World (30 credits) - Compulsory
Year 2:
Approaches to Research in the Social Sciences (30 credits) - Compulsory
Global Political Economy (30 credits) - Compulsory
Theories of International Relations (30 credits) - Compulsory
Comparative Politics (30 credits) - Optional
Politics of Europe (30 credits) - Optional
Year 3:
Global Geopolitics: Critical Perspectives and Issues (30 credits) - Compulsory
Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory
Humanitarianism and Global Change (30 credits) - Optional
Public International Law (30 credits) - Optional
Migration and Citizenship (30 credits) - Optional
Integrated Learning and Work Placement (30 credits) - Optional

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Law and Politics

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

74%
low
International politics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Politics

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

65%
UK students
35%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
47%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Politics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,720
low
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
71%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Welfare professionals
15%
Managers and proprietors in other services
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The numbers of people taking politics degrees fell sharply last year and we'll keep an eye on this one - it can't really be because of graduates getting poor outcomes as politics grads do about as well as graduates on average. Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Jobs in local and central government are also important. Other popular jobs include marketing and PR, youth and community work, finance roles, HR and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Because so many graduates get jobs in the civil service, a lot of graduates find themselves in London after graduating. Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in five politics graduates go on to take another course - usually a one-year Masters - after they finish their degrees.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

International politics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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