Politics and International Relations, BA Hons

If you’ve ever wondered why people vote the way they do or why political systems differ, this degree in politics and international relations gives you the answers.

Course details

With so much going on in the world of politics, this is the ideal time to study our politics and international relations degree. The course will prepare you for roles in government and public service.
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: London campus

University of Greenwich

Course overview

You’ll also get 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 our politics and international relations graduates include public service, information and communications, teaching, and roles in central and local government.

Benefits

Entry requirements

112 UCAS points from A-Levels (we also accept UCAS points from alternative Level 3 qualifications including: BTEC Nationals, the International Baccalaureate and Scottish and Irish Highers).

GCSE English (Language or Literature) AND GCSE Maths at grade 4/C or above. We also consider equivalent qualifications in English and Maths at Level 2, in place of GCSEs.

Careers

The skills you acquire through studying our courses will prepare you for careers in a wide range of industries and jobs.

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.

Modules

Our modules provide a suitable introduction to politics and the practical implementation of political activity

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Introduction to Politics (30 credits)
  • Introduction to International Relations (30 credits)
  • Global Issues (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Mandarin 1 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 1) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
  • Conflict, Commerce and Culture: Britain and the World, 1600-2000 (30 credits)
  • Making the Modern World: Europe, Asia, and Africa in the Long Nineteenth Century (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 1) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
  • Writing for the Media (30 credits)
  • Inequality and Social Change (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 1) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Liberalism: Freedom & Toleration (30 credits)
  • Approaches to Development: Theories, Actors, and Alternatives (30 credits)
  • Applied Politics and International Relations (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Mandarin 1 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 1) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 1) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
  • Writing Journalism (30 credits)
  • Language Research Project (French, Italian, Spanish) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 1) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Language, Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy (30 credits)
  • International Relations and International Security (30 credits)
  • Political Conspiracy and Slander (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (HPS) (30 credits)
  • Dissertation – Languages and International Studies (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
  • Journalism in Practice (30 credits)
  • Work Placement (Level 6) (30 credits)
  • Language Research Project (French, Italian, Spanish) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)