Politics and International Relations (with Foundation Year)UCAS Code: L241
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% applicants receiving offers80%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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UEL has a well-established reputation for teaching politics in a way that combines academic excellence with the chance to develop your practical skills. Our Politics and International Relations course reflects the changing nature of global affairs and the growing interdependence of nation states. You’ll be learning with students from all over the world about key international institutions, and you’ll gain a broad knowledge of regional politics in Europe, the USA, South America and China. Using this knowledge, you’ll start to make sense of global change beyond the daily headlines. We’ll encourage you to take advantage of our location so close to Westminster, the political centre of the country, as well as our extensive links with a range of political and civic organisations – from trade unions to campaign groups – to launch your own career in politics. Your tutors will provide you with invaluable placement experience as part of our flourishing internship programme. You’ll acquire key organising and campaign skills on the frontline. This foundation year course is perfect if you want a degree in International Relations but you don’t have the standard entry requirements. First we prepare you for your degree during the Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree.
If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a bachelor’s degree, you can study this course as an ‘extended’ four-year programme. You’ll begin with a foundation year, which will prepare you for a successful transition to the degree course a year later. By the end of the degree you’ll gain the same qualification as those obtaining direct entry to the course but you’ll take one year longer to complete your studies. Key Themes and Debates in Social Sciences (core) Academic Literacy and Research for Social Scientists (core) Reading the World as a Social Scientist (core) Globalisation and Social Movements (optional) Who are you? Reading the body Psychosocially (optional) Game Changers in Sociology (optional) Crime, Surveillance and Society (optional) Year 1: Political Philosophy (core) Politics, State and Society (core) International Studies (core) Political Economy of Development (core) Year 2: International Relations Theory Today (core) International Organisation and Global Governance (core) Theories of Development and Globalisation (core) Social Movements in the Radical Twentieth Century (optional) Human Mobility, Forced Migration and Social Change (optional) Anthropological Theory (optional) Year 3: Dissertation (core) Politics of Global Powers (optional) Community Organising (optional) War, Revolution and Upheaval in Twentieth Century Europe (optional) Women, Power and Politics (optional) European Union Politics (optional) Topics in Regional Ethnography (optional) Global Crises (optional) Islam and Society (optional) Conflict & Development (optional) Nationalism in a Global Era (optional) Surveillance, Technology and Society (optional)
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