Politics and International Relations

In a hectic world such as the world of politics , this is the ideal time to study a politics and international relations degree. The course will prepare you for roles in government and public service.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 years degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

January | September

Degree Overview

I f you ae intrigued to know why people vote the way they do or why political systems differ, this degree in politics and international relations gives you the answers. Through this course you will study international and comparative politics, government, and political theory. This programme will also give you the chance to study a language. In your final year, you may be offered a work placement in regional or local politics.

Popular careers for politics and international relations graduates include public service, information and communications, teaching, and roles in central and local government.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Get the chance to explore the politics of Asia and Africa, Liberalism, political conspiracy, international relations and security from social and political perspectives

You will have the option to specialise in Politics and International Relations and take options in other subjects

Graduates of this course have gone on to careers in public service, information and communications, and media and voluntary sectors, as well as in the National Health Service, teaching, research, business, and central and local government. Some career options may require further study.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Greenwich

Greenwich campus sits on a World Heritage Site and is home to a modern university that builds excellent professional prospects.

First established in 1890 as Woolwich Polytechnic, the University of Greenwich today is a modern institution with strong links to business and an emphasis on helping students meet the demands of a fast-changing workplace.

Located at the heart of London, with the picturesque buildings of London Stock Exchange only a few kilometres away. Students will be living and studying in one of the great financial centres of the business world and within proximity to some renowned global businesses.

Students will be able to enjoy all the finer things a vibrant multicultural city such as London can offer including a wide variety of social activities.