International Relations and Politics - BA (Hons)

Examine the relationship between historical events, politics and social issues such as poverty, power, gender and race on our International Relations and Politics BA (Hons) degree.

Course details

On this International Relations and Politics BA (Hons) degree, you’ll explore the relationship between social and political issues around the world today and study the historical events that led to current situations.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

We want you to tailor your degree so it’s right for you. There will be some core modules where you’ll learn about important events, theories and structures, but you’ll also have lots of flexibility to explore the topics that are important to you.

You could choose to study political unrest in the Middle East, the origin of racism and its impact globally to date, how religion affects political unrest around the world, the role of social media in social movements, acts of terrorism, political spin in the UK in relation to Brexit or the global fight for equality.


Entry requirements

a minimum grade CCC in three A levels (or a minimum of 96 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification)

GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

Mathematics GCSE is not required

What the students say

“I really like that we have a wide choice of modules and can combine studying other subjects. The teaching is very well structured.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Global Politics, Economy and Society (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction to International Relations (core, 30 credits)
  • Peace, Conflict and Diplomacy since 1945 (core, 30 credits)
  • Politics and Government (core, 30 credits)
  • Approaches to International Relations and Foreign Policy (core, 30 credits)
  • Comparative Politics (core, 15 credits)
  • Governance and Public Policy (core, 15 credits)
  • Political Theory (core, 30 credits)
  • American Foreign Policy (option, 15 credits)
  • Contemporary US Politics (option, 15 credits)
  • Empowering London: Working within the Community (option, 15 credits)
  • Immigrants and Nativists (option, 15 credits)
  • Media and Culture (option, 15 credits)
  • Politics of the Middle East (option, 15 credits)
  • Shifting Global Power in the 21st Century (option, 15 credits)
  • Strategy in the Contemporary World (option, 15 credits)
  • The Politics of the European Union (option, 15 credits)
  • International Security in an Era of Globalisation (core, 30 credits)
  • The Politics of Modern States (core, 30 credits)
  • Placement 1 Year (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Project 1 Semester (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Project 1 Year (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Action and Identity: Gender and Political Participation (option, 15 credits)
  • African Politics (option, 15 credits)
  • Empowering London: Working within the Community (option, 15 credits)
  • Human Rights and International Conflict (option, 15 credits)
  • Latin American Politics (option, 15 credits)
  • Modern British Politics (option, 15 credits)
  • Public Diplomacy and Global Communication (option, 30 credits)