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  • Postgraduate Enquiries, Cardiff Law School 029 2087 4351

    The LLM Governance and Devolution explores the structural changes to the constitutional arrangeme...

    The LLM Governance and Devolution explores the structural changes to the constitutional arrangements of the United Kingdom. The most obvious of these are the creation of legislative and executive bodies in Scotland and Wales, together with a resumption of devolved government in Northern Ireland. The course will explore the opportunities and tensions created by these innovations and will also explore the less public shifts in the relationships between the three branches of government. Issues concerning accountability, democratic engagement and what constitutes ‘good governance’ are explored to give an understanding of the broader relationships between the ‘regions’ and tiers of government/governance at the state and EU levels.

  • Postgraduate Politics Admissions Administrator 02920 874 588

    This programme of study is designed to provide a comprehensive grounding in the disciplinary and ...

    This programme of study is designed to provide a comprehensive grounding in the disciplinary and academic skills central to the study of International Relations. The course consists of two elements, both of which allow a degree of specialisation in the student’s chosen field.

    Part one consists of research-led taught modules, including core courses in Issues in International Relations and Research Methods and Skills, and a choice of specialist option courses, in areas such as: EU Foreign Policy; Human Rights; US Foreign Policy; International Political Economy; Ethics and International Affairs; Security, Popular Culture and World Politics; International law; Diplomacy and French Foreign Policy.

    Part two requires the researching and writing of a dissertation supervised by an expert in the field. Available areas for dissertation supervision include: International Theory; European Security and Foreign Policy; International Security; Development; Political Economy; French Foreign Policy; American Foreign Policy; Anglo-American Relations; Humanitarian Intervention; Human Rights; International Law and United Nations Studies.

    Throughout the programme, students will be introduced to the nature of research at this demanding level, primarily through the taught course in research methods and skills, and subsequently in their relationship with an academic supervisor who will help them bring their chosen programme of research to fruition.

  • Dr Jonathan Kirkup 029 2087 5036

    This programme focuses on the interaction of states, international alliances, non-governmental or...

    This programme focuses on the interaction of states, international alliances, non-governmental organisations and multinational companies in an increasingly globalised world. You will have the opportunity to study major issues in global politics, such as the politics of international security and the role of human rights in the world today. You will learn how to analyse the behaviour of key international actors and how they address some of the biggest challenges facing today’s world.

    In your first year you concentrate mainly on core modules, while in your second and third years you choose from among a wide range of option modules. You must study a certain number of international relations modules, but beyond this the full range of Politics modules is available.

    For employers this degree means that you have an excellent understanding of politics and governance at national and international level, plus associated intellectual and communications skills, that will be of value whether you work in government or in the private or voluntary sectors. Graduates are especially well-placed to seek careers with an international dimension not only in government but also in international governmental organisations, transnational companies, and international non-governmental bodies. A further alternative is to go on to postgraduate studies.

  • Dr Jonathan Kirkup 029 2087 5036

    This programme is the same as the regular Politics and International Relations degree apart from ...

    This programme is the same as the regular Politics and International Relations degree apart from giving you the opportunity to study a foreign language as well. The ability to communicate fluently in a foreign language is a considerable asset for those seeking careers in the international arena.

    Like its non-language counterpart, this programme focuses on the interaction of states, international alliances, non-governmental organisations and multinational companies in an increasingly globalised world. You will have the opportunity to study major issues in global politics, such as the politics of international security and the role of human rights in the world today. You will learn how to analyse the behaviour of key international actors and how they address some of the biggest challenges facing today’s world.

    In your first year you concentrate on core modules plus your language. In your second year you choose from among a wide range of option modules as well as continuing your language study. Your final year consists exclusively of optional modules. You must study a certain number of international relations modules over the course of your degree, but beyond this the full range of Politics modules is available.

    For employers this degree means that you have an excellent understanding of politics and governance at national and international levels, plus a foreign language, that will be of value whether you work in government or in the private or voluntary sectors. Graduates are especially well-placed to seek careers with an international dimension not only in government but also in international organisations, transnational companies, and international non-governmental bodies. A further alternative is to go on to postgraduate study.

  • Dr Caroline Lynch 029 2087 5637

    Expertise in politics and government combined with fluency in Italian opens the door to a wide va...

    Expertise in politics and government combined with fluency in Italian opens the door to a wide variety of career paths. Students on this programme can choose from the full range of Politics modules, while expert language training is accompanied by optional modules on Italian society and culture. A particular feature of this four-year degree is the Year Abroad: your third year is spent in Italy in order to practise and improve your language skills.

    In your first year you concentrate on core modules plus your language. In your second and final years you choose from among a wide range of option modules as well as continuing your language study, with your Year Abroad in between.

    Politics as an area of study is concerned with developing knowledge and understandings of governments, governance and societies. Politics is central to our everyday lives. It is about who gets what, when, where, how and why. It is about people and power and involves drama and events of great significance for everyone's lives. Just think of the electoral struggle between Left and Right, the power play of the Cold War, and the great enterprise of European integration. Studying for a politics degree means investigating why politics works as it does. You explore how parliaments and governments function and evaluate political ideas such as power, freedom, democracy, conflict, legitimacy and accountability.

    Italy possesses one of the major literary, historical and legal traditions in Western Europe, and has played a unique role in the development of fine art, cinema, architecture and music. From Roman times the Italian contribution to world culture has been enormous. It is a major political partner in the European Union, a leading force in fields such as engineering and architecture, and the home of the design and fashion industries.

  • Cardiff Law School is committed to providing an outstanding teaching and learning experience that...

    Cardiff Law School is committed to providing an outstanding teaching and learning experience that is underpinned by excellent research activity. A well resourced centre of excellence, we attract students from all over the world and offer a friendly, supportive and culturally diverse environment in which to study. The Law and Politics programme is taught in collaboration with the Department of Politics and International Relations.

     

    The LLB Law and Politics programme is both challenging and stimulating and enables you to build the skills required for a career in law and a wide range of professions. In addition to the foundation modules constituting the academic stage of training that is necessary to become a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales, known as the ‘Qualifying Law Degree’, we offer a wide selection of optional modules which cover traditional and contemporary legal subjects. We also offer the opportunity to study law through the medium of Welsh.

    Country specific guidance for international students can be found on the Law School’s web pages.

    You can get hands-on experience by taking part in one of our pro-bono schemes, and by taking part in other activities such as mooting, negotiating, public speaking, client interviewing competitions and legal discussion groups, all of which are designed to increase your confidence, skills and employability.

  • Dr Jonathan Kirkup 029 2087 5036

    An understanding of history illuminates our understanding of politics just as a grasp of politics...

    An understanding of history illuminates our understanding of politics just as a grasp of politics today helps us to understand political developments in the past. The nature of the British political system, for example, cannot be understood without reference to the centuries of political struggle that have created it, while the politics of kings and wars is a major focus of historical inquiry.

    In your first year you concentrate on core modules. In your second and final years you choose from among a wide range of option modules.

    For employers this degree means that you have an excellent understanding of politics and government in historical context, plus associated skills, that will be of value whether you work in government or in the private or voluntary sectors. Graduates find careers in a wide range of fields.

    Politics is central to our everyday lives. It is about who gets what, when, where, how and why. It is about people and power and involves drama and events of great significance for everyone's lives. Just think of the electoral struggle between Left and Right, the power play of the Cold War, and the great enterprise of European integration. Studying for a politics degree means investigating why politics works as it does. You explore how parliaments and governments function and evaluate political ideas such as power, freedom, democracy, conflict, legitimacy and accountability.

    The study of history enables you to learn about the very different worlds of people in the past and to better understand the present. It gives you an insight into the process of change from ancient Greece and Rome through the medieval period to the modern period. You may study the history of societies in diverse parts of the globe, from India and China, through Germany and France, to Britain, Wales and Cardiff. Above all you will learn to ‘do history’ yourself, and will thus acquire skills that employers prize. You will learn to think independently and to analyse a body of material, assess its strengths and weaknesses, and present your conclusions in well-written, lucid prose, as well as verbally.

  • Dr Jonathan Kirkup 029 2087 5036

    Philosophers investigate the nature of reality using logical reasoning rather than empirical meth...

    Philosophers investigate the nature of reality using logical reasoning rather than empirical methods. It is therefore integral to the study of Politics. What, for example, does ‘power’ mean? What are the presuppositions of the various definitions that can be offered? What are their implications? Why should we prefer one definition over the others? Combining Philosophy with Politics enhances your ability to explore and test the basic beliefs and values that underpin our ideas about politics, and gives you sophisticated intellectual tools with which to do it.

    In your first year you concentrate on core modules. In your second and final years you choose from among a wide range of option modules.

    Politics is central to our everyday lives. It is about who gets what, when, where, how and why. It is about people and power and involves drama and events of great significance for everyone's lives. Just think of the electoral struggle between Left and Right, the power play of the Cold War, and the great enterprise of European integration. Studying for a politics degree means investigating why politics works as it does. You explore how parliaments and governments function and evaluate political ideas such as power, freedom, democracy, conflict, legitimacy and accountability.

    Philosophy at Cardiff covers the full range of philosophical concerns, with a particular emphasis on ethics and aesthetics as well as politics. Modules cover both the analytic and Continental styles of Western philosophy, which is unusual in the UK.

  • Dr Stephen Cushion 029 2087 4570

    This course explores the rapidly evolving role of communication in political life, both nationall...

    This course explores the rapidly evolving role of communication in political life, both nationally and internationally, and examines how changes including the increasing importance of 'spin doctors', image-based politics, the 24-hour news cycle, the opportunities of Web 2.0, and the globalisation of media are shaping politics.

    MA Political Communication looks at the influence of actors in the political communications process, including politicians, journalists and citizens by drawing on cutting edge research and case studies.

  • Dr Jonathan Kirkup 029 2087 5036

    This is our core degree and offers the maximum choice of Politics modules. One strand looks at ho...

    This is our core degree and offers the maximum choice of Politics modules. One strand looks at how politics works in Britain and elsewhere, for example by investigating how public policy is made. Another analyses political ideas such as freedom, justice, democracy and human rights. You can also take modules in international relations. The programme is designed to give you a broad understanding of politics tailored to your own particular needs.

    In your first year you concentrate mainly on core modules, while in your second and third years you choose from among a wide range of option modules.

    For employers this degree means that you have an excellent understanding of politics and government, plus associated intellectual and communications skills, that will be of value whether you work in government or in the private or voluntary sectors. Politics graduates find careers in a wide range of fields. A further option is to go on to postgraduate study.

  • Dr Jonathan Kirkup 029 2087 5036

    Politics is largely about economics, as well as being influenced by economics, so an understandin...

    Politics is largely about economics, as well as being influenced by economics, so an understanding of economics deepens our understanding of politics. At the same time the economy is highly regulated by the state, so an understanding of politics deepens our understanding of economics. Graduates with this degree are therefore well-placed to launch careers in both public and private sectors.

    In your first year you concentrate mainly on core modules, while in your second and third years you choose from among a wide range of option modules.

    Politics is central to our everyday lives. It is about who gets what, when, where, how and why. It is about people and power and involves drama and events of great significance for everyone's lives. Just think of the electoral struggle between Left and Right, the power play of the Cold War, and the great enterprise of European integration. Studying for a politics degree means investigating why politics works as it does. You explore how parliaments and governments function and evaluate political ideas such as power, freedom, democracy, conflict, legitimacy and accountability.

    Can governments reduce unemployment without inducing inflation? What are the implications for the UK of the introduction of the single currency? How can the NHS be reformed to increase efficiency and equity? How should governments allocate scarce resources during a recession? What are the challenges facing the global economy in the 21st century over energy supplies? These are just some of the many issues and debates which may lead students to study Economics. Our aim is to enable you to develop a thorough understanding of economic analysis and to encourage you to value this analysis in understanding economic problems and a wide range of social and political issues.

    As Economics is a numerate subject, some modules have a quantitative element. Whilst all students undertake a module in applied statistics in the first year, for Politics and Economics students the Year 2 and Year 3 specialist econometric modules are optional.

  • Postgraduate Politics Admissions Administrator 02920 874 588

    This programme of study is designed to enable you to develop a comprehensive understanding of the...

    This programme of study is designed to enable you to develop a comprehensive understanding of the nature of public policy, how public policy is made, and how the power to make public policy is won and lost, along with the skills necessary to conduct advanced research in these areas. This involves:

    • A core of modules designed to provide a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding
    • Specialisation in areas of politics and public policy of particular interest to you at Welsh, national, EU and/or international levels
    • Learning by means of small group sessions designed to assist you to analyse and evaluate ideas and information from guided reading and integrate what is valuable about these into your model of the world. Student presentations develop communications skills. Questions, discussion and debate hone logical skills and enable deeper insight into the subject matter. Group problem solving helps to develop collaborative skills
    • Assessment by coursework and unseen written examinations, accompanied by personalised feedback designed to enable you to improve your performance over the course of the programme
    • Researching and writing a 20,000 word dissertation, which gives you the opportunity to investigate a topic of particular interest to you and develop your research skills

    On completion of the programme you will be able to describe, analyse and evaluate:

    • A broad range of public policy issues
    • The main theories about how public policy is made
    • The main features of government and policy making in Britain in historical context
    • The dynamics of elections and party systems in Western democracies
    • The main approaches to conducting political research
    • Developments in politics and public policy in selected areas at Welsh, national, European and/or international levels
    • Applied social science research designs and methodologies, as demonstrated by your completion of a dissertation.
  • Dr Jonathan Kirkup 029 2087 5036

    Politics and Religious Studies BA (Joint Honours) gives students the opportunity to combine study...

    Politics and Religious Studies BA (Joint Honours) gives students the opportunity to combine study of religion – part of human experience from the earliest traces of human existence up to the present day – with governmental and political theory. Through the highly flexible modular programmes on offer in both disciplines, students will develop vital transferable skills, ready for entry into the graduate job market.

  • Dr Jonathan Kirkup 029 2087 5036

    Combining Politics with Sociology enables you to acquire a broad understanding of society with a ...

    Combining Politics with Sociology enables you to acquire a broad understanding of society with a particular focus on politics. Our courses are taught by experts with an international reputation for their work. By the end of the course you will be studying at the cutting edge of the discipline, learning about new ideas and methods from the very people who are developing them.

    In your first year you concentrate on core modules. In your second and final year you choose from among a wide range of option modules.

    Politics is central to our everyday lives. It is about who gets what, when, where, how and why. It is about people and power and involves drama and events of great significance for everyone's lives. Just think of the electoral struggle between Left and Right, the power play of the Cold War, and the great enterprise of European integration. Studying for a politics degree means investigating why politics works as it does. You explore how parliaments and governments function and evaluate political ideas such as power, freedom, democracy, conflict, legitimacy and accountability.

    Sociology cultivates in students the ‘sociological imagination’ necessary to understand how individual actions and beliefs shape, and are shaped by, the social conditions of their existence, and how to apply this imagination to a wide spectrum of old and new phenomena. In the School of Social Sciences, our expertise includes migration and ethnicity, urban life, the study of sexuality, health and the body, the construction and reconstruction of identities, the rise of consumer culture, and the profound transformations in social, cultural and private life which the processes of economic and technological globalisation have delivered.

  • Dr Jonathan Kirkup 029 2087 5036

    Expertise in politics and government combined with fluency in Spanish opens the door to a wide va...

    Expertise in politics and government combined with fluency in Spanish opens the door to a wide variety of career paths. Students on this programme can choose from the full range of Politics modules, while expert language training is accompanied by optional modules on Spanish society and culture. A particular feature of this four-year degree is the Year Abroad: your third year is spent in a Spanish-speaking country in order to practise and improve your language skills. Most of our graduates regard having lived in Spain as one of the most significant experiences of their university studies at Cardiff, with a positive impact on their personal development and career.

    In your first year you concentrate on core modules plus your language. In your second and final years you choose from among a wide range of option modules as well as continuing your language study, with your Year Abroad in between.

    Politics as an area of study is concerned with developing knowledge and understandings of governments, governance and societies. Politics is central to our everyday lives. It is about who gets what, when, where, how and why. It is about people and power and involves drama and events of great significance for everyone's lives. Just think of the electoral struggle between Left and Right, the power play of the Cold War, and the great enterprise of European integration. Studying for a politics degree means investigating why politics works as it does. You explore how parliaments and governments function and evaluate political ideas such as power, freedom, democracy, conflict, legitimacy and accountability.

    As one of the most spoken languages in the world, with between 400 and 500 million speakers internationally, Spanish is becoming increasingly popular at degree level. The ability to communicate fluently in a foreign language is a highly marketable skill.

University of Central Lancashire

  • Dr Stephen Meredith 01772 892 864

    Studying for a degree in history and politics will introduce you to two distinctive and yet relat...

    Studying for a degree in history and politics will introduce you to two distinctive and yet related and mutually supportive academic disciplines. If you are interested in the connections between today's politics and their wider historical contexts, then this is the course for you. You’ll understand, evaluate and critically respond to external developments, processes and questions in historical and contemporary form that affect so many aspects of our daily lives.

  • Dr Stephen Meredith 01772 892 864

    We live in a global village - and it’s getting smaller every day. Problems no longer happen ‘over...

    We live in a global village - and it’s getting smaller every day. Problems no longer happen ‘over there’ - the actions of neighbours near and far affect us all. This course is designed to help you really get under the skin of world issues - What political, economic and religious factors sit behind the terrorist attacks on London, Madrid and New York? Why are humans rights so important - and yet so widely ignored? What impact is climate change having on international relations? What about the rising power of China and India - should we applaud, or be worried? At UCLan you can explore some of the biggest and most pressing challenges of our time under the guidance of expert tutors actively involved in researching and shaping the debate, both at government level and in the media.

  • Dr Stephen Meredith 01772 892 864

    Studying Philosophy delivers highly marketable, highly transferable skills. If your ideal career ...

    Studying Philosophy delivers highly marketable, highly transferable skills. If your ideal career requires clear thinking, talking, or writing, we'll help you prepare. Alongside this you will have the opportunity to further your own understanding of politics through the critical evaluation of political ideas, institutions and policy and decision-making processes in a national and international context. The course will equip you to understand the nature and extent of political theory, history of political thought, and political philosophy, to develop your own perspective and become more aware of traditional and current debates that concern political scientists. Discussion and debate is a distinctive feature of both Politics and Philosophy teaching, and you will be encouraged and supported to discuss and develop your own ideas both inside and outside of formal teaching sessions.

  • Dr Stephen Meredith 01772 892 864

    This course taps into key debates on welfare and looks at issues that are fundamental to people's...

    This course taps into key debates on welfare and looks at issues that are fundamental to people's lives and livelihoods. It has a local, national and international dimension that reflects current affairs and political agendas, so if you want to make a difference, have a say and help initiate change and action policy at an individual, community and societal level, this course will give you the challenges and motivation to do so. Transferable skills of political analysis are embedded in the course so that you benefit from a comparable and critical academic grounding in these two related social science areas. You’ll also get the opportunity to apply for work placements and experience in relevant community, voluntary and welfare settings to broaden your personal development and future professional career.

  • Dr Stephen Meredith 01772 892 864

    MA International Relations is concerned with the historical, political, diplomatic, cultural and ...

    MA International Relations is concerned with the historical, political, diplomatic, cultural and economic interaction between East and West, Asia and Europe, the ‘Orient’ and the ‘Occident’, bridged by countries in the Middle East, and seen through the prism of other nations and regions. Alongside this, postgraduate International Relations will explore the key ideas of international justice, human rights, war-crimes and terrorism, civil liberties and development of democracy in the contemporary global system. Studying International Relations at UCLan, you will also be able to tailor the course to your own areas of interests, with optional modules on other areas and world regions.

    You will learn to work skilfully and confidently with ideas and theoretical concepts in International Relations, tackling the most urgent and interesting questions in modern World Politics. You will look behind the scenes of the rise of emerging powers, and you will have many opportunities to undertake in-depth study of states such as China, India and Russia, and of regions such as East Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

    UCLan’s postgraduate International Relations course enjoys strong links with a range of professional bodies including:

    • University Association for Contemporary European Studies (London)
    • Political Studies Association (PSA)
    • Asia-Europe Foundation (Singapore)
    • European Institute for Asian Studies (Brussels)
    • International Institute for Asian Studies (The Hague)
    • Nordic Institute for Asian Studies (Copenhagen)
    • The Asia-Europe Institute at the University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    The MA in IR draws upon the academic strengthens and interests of the course team, all of whom are research active and experts in their respective fields. Generally speaking, Semester 1 provides the broad conceptual and theoretical underpinning of the programme. Students choose from a range of specialist modules in Semester 2, covering a range of geographical areas and specific themes such as Gender and International Relations, War, Conflict and Commemoration, and Espionage and Intelligence. Content, however, is likely to vary from year to year, reflecting an ever changing world and personal availability. A dissertation is completed in Semester 3.

Coventry University

  • For centuries, French has been considered the language of diplomacy, essential for working in the...

    For centuries, French has been considered the language of diplomacy, essential for working in the European Union and other international organisations. The combined study of French and International Relations allows you to deepen your understanding of the French language and the events and issues that have shaped world politics.

    This flexible course offers you the opportunity to spend a year abroad and to tailor your degree to suit your personal interests or career aspirations.

    If you choose this course you will benefit from:

      • A year studying or working in a French-speaking country, which provides you with an international experience that many businesses are looking for when employing
      a graduate

      • Use of modern technologies, such as busuu.com and Livemocha, to maintain links with native speakers of the language that you are studying

      • Experienced teaching staff who bring professional or research expertise in to their teaching

      • Modules in French culture and society that give you specific applied language skills which will be relevant to the workplace

      • The opportunity to gain valuable work experience by mentoring pupils and shadowing French teachers

    • Lessons from the past will help you understand current and future political developments whilst t...

      Lessons from the past will help you understand current and future political developments whilst the study

      of politics will deepen your understanding of past events. A particular feature of the course is its focus on international politics and history.

      If you choose this course you will benefit from:

      • lecturers from a range of nations with expertise in the politics and history of Britain, France, Germany, Russia, the Middle East, Africa and North America;
      • talks from guest speakers, which have recently included a British MP, high commissioners from a number of African states and key speakers from major global corporations;
      • staff who are actively engaged in high quality research that informs their teaching;
      • the opportunity of an international experience and the option of an overseas field trip, study abroad, or overseas placement;
      • events and conferences featuring national and international politicians and dignitaries;
      • placement opportunities which in the past have included local historical organisations and one with an MP’s office, plus a wide choice of placements in the private and public sector;
      • activities and events set up by the History, International Relations, Politics and Sociology Society (HIPSOC),
      • a society and Facebook site created and run by the students of the department.
    • This course is delivered by experts in international relations, history, politics and global secu...

      This course is delivered by experts in international relations, history, politics and global security, giving you the opportunity to specialise in any or all of these areas.

      If you choose this course you will benefit from:

      • The opportunity to apply for placements with organisations in the media, the House of Commons and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) that the department has existing links with;
      • The opportunity to attend a number of employability events to increase your competitive advantage in the job market;
      • Access to teaching staff who are actively engaged in research that informs teaching on your course;
      • An international experience with international staff, an international curriculum and the options of an overseas field trip, study abroad and overseas placement;
      • Dedicated course websites that display key information such as timetables, assignment instructions and lecture notes, which facilitate interactive learning;
      • Events and conferences featuring national and international politicians and dignitaries;
      • Activities and events set up by the History, International Relations, Politics and Sociology Society (HIPSOC), a society and Facebook site created and run by the students of the department.
    • The Politics course at Coventry University is a vibrant, up-to-date course that will answer many ...

      The Politics course at Coventry University is a vibrant, up-to-date course that will answer many current political questions and help you understand the complex world in which you live.

      Politics students will have the opportunity to address and debate a wide range of intellectually challenging and topical questions such as: What is good and bad government? How different political systems work? What is power and how it is used? Does ideology matter? What is democracy and human rights? Is the US a declining world power? Why is peace failing in the Middle East?

       

      If you choose this course you will benefit from:

      • An exciting and up-to-date course that examines the key political issues of the modern world;
      • An intellectually challenging course which enables you to develop sharp analytical skills and engage with issues of vital concern for today’s world;
      • Developing advanced professional skills such as the ability to think independently and creatively, to advance sophisticated arguments and to communicate ideas confidently whether verbally or in writing as required by potential employers;
      • The opportunity for an international experience with international staff, an international curriculum and the options of an overseas field trip, study abroad or overseas placement;
      • Multidisciplinary teaching with experts from national and international politics, history, global security and social theory;
      • Staff who are actively engaged in research that they use in their teaching;
      • Events and conferences featuring national and international politicians and dignitaries;
      • The opportunity to focus on specific themes such as North American, Russian, European and African politics, social movements or global security as you progress though your course;
      • Activities and events set up by the History, International Relations, Politics and Sociology Society (HIPSOC), a society and Facebook site created and run by the students of the department.

       

    • Spanish is a major world language spoken by around 450 million people. In addition to the languag...

      Spanish is a major world language spoken by around 450 million people. In addition to the language skills you will learn on this course you will also gain a deep understanding of the way countries interact diplomatically and the relationships between nations.

    De Montfort University

    • This fascinating subject helps you to understand how global issues are changing our lives. You wi...

      This fascinating subject helps you to understand how global issues are changing our lives. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of international issues and have opportunities to gain work experience, conduct research, meet practitioners and travel overseas.

      Reasons to study International Business and Globalisation at De Montfort University:

      • Optional study exchange year in Europe or the USA
      • We offer outstanding opportunities for you to undertake a fully paid placement year with employers such as IBM; Intel; VW; HSBC, M&S and Siemens

      100 ideas to change Britain...

      Watch this inspiring film which tells how, in a first for the UK, our DMU students are challenging politicians to adopt 100 policies that we believe will make Britain better.

      Students took their policy document to a reception at the House of Lords and handed it to highly influential members of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour parties.

      - See more at: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate-courses/international-b...

    • Learn about international relations, the politics of post-Communist states, security studies, the...

      Learn about international relations, the politics of post-Communist states, security studies, the environment and transnational civil society. These are just some of the most pressing issues in contemporary international politics with a strong appeal to a variety of overseas organisations.

      Reasons to study International Relations at De Montfort University:

      • We are one of the top 10 Politics and Public Policy departments in UK Universities
      • We offer extensive placement opportunities in the public and private sector

      100 ideas to change Britain...

      Watch this inspiring film which tells how, in a first for the UK, our DMU students are challenging politicians to adopt 100 policies that we believe will make Britain better.

      Students took their policy document to a reception at the House of Lords and handed it to highly influential members of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour parties.

      - See more at: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate-courses/international-r...

    • Our Politics BA (Hons) will help you understand events and issues that shape our world, both loca...

      Our Politics BA (Hons) will help you understand events and issues that shape our world, both locally and globally. You will learn skills that will open up a huge range of opportunities within politics and beyond the discipline.

      Reasons to study Politics at De Montfort University:

      • We are one of the top 10 Politics and Policy departments in UK universities
      • Our teaching staff have extensive, specialist subject expertise
      • You can undertake a one year paid placement to gain invaluable professional experience

      100 ideas to change Britain...

      Watch this inspiring film which tells how, in a first for the UK, our DMU students are challenging politicians to adopt 100 policies that we believe will make Britain better.

      Students took their policy document to a reception at the House of Lords and handed it to highly influential members of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour parties.

      - See more at: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate-courses/politics-ba-(hons).aspx#sthash.wnKgkSs5.dpuf

    • Taught by world leading academics, our Public Administration and Management BA (Hons) is suitable...

      Taught by world leading academics, our Public Administration and Management BA (Hons) is suitable for those who want to obtain the skills and subject knowledge that will allow you to undertake management positions in the public sector or for private organisations working with The Government.

      Reasons to study Public Administration and Management at De Montfort University:

      • We are one of the Top 10 Politics and Public Policy departments in UK universities
      • The course combines practical knowledge of management practices and the public sector with an understanding of global affairs
      • You have the opportunity to combine the study of applied politics with the management of modern society
      • You can undertake a one year paid placement to gain invaluable professional experience

      100 ideas to change Britain...

      Watch this inspiring film which tells how, in a first for the UK, our DMU students are challenging politicians to adopt 100 policies that we believe will make Britain better.

      Students took their policy document to a reception at the House of Lords and handed it to highly influential members of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour parties.

      - See more at: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate-courses/public-administ...(hons).aspx#sthash.LL7upnvg.dpuf

    • With an emphasis on real world application, the Economics and Politics BA (Hons) will provide you...

      With an emphasis on real world application, the Economics and Politics BA (Hons) will provide you with a broad grounding in economics and an understanding of how political choices, processes and ideas shape government and public life.

      Reasons to study Economics and Politics at De Montfort University:

      • We are one of the Top 10 Politics and Public Policy Departments in UK Universities
      • We offer outstanding opportunities for you to undertake a fully paid placement year with employers such as IBM, Intel, Audi, VW, HSBC, M&S Siemens and Xerox

      100 ideas to change Britain...

      Watch this inspiring film which tells how, in a first for the UK, our DMU students are challenging politicians to adopt 100 policies that we believe will make Britain better.

      Students took their policy document to a reception at the House of Lords and handed it to highly influential members of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour parties.

      - See more at: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate-courses/economics-and-p...

    • This is a fascinating subject that tries to understand the ways in which global issues are changi...

      This is a fascinating subject that tries to understand the ways in which global issues are changing our lives. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of contemporary international issues, but will also have opportunities to gain work experience, meet practitioners and travel overseas. 

      Innovative teaching methods and the extensive support offered by the teaching team enables you to get the most out of your university experience. 

      The diverse nature of the student community means that you will encounter people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and political viewpoints. Politics and International Relations is also ranked joint 4th out of 60 institutions for overall satisfaction in the 2010 National Student Survey (NSS).

      100 ideas to change Britain...

      Watch this inspiring film which tells how, in a first for the UK, our DMU students are challenging politicians to adopt 100 policies that we believe will make Britain better.

      Students took their policy document to a reception at the House of Lords and handed it to highly influential members of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour parties.

      - See more at: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate-courses/international-r...

    • This is a fascinating subject that tries to understand the ways in which global issues are changi...

      This is a fascinating subject that tries to understand the ways in which global issues are changing our lives. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of contemporary international issues, but will also have opportunities to gain work experience, meet practitioners and travel overseas. 

      Innovative teaching methods and the extensive support offered by the teaching team enables you to get the most out of your university experience. 

      The diverse nature of the student community means that you will encounter people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and political viewpoints. Politics and International Relations is also ranked joint 4th out of 60 institutions for overall satisfaction in the 2010 National Student Survey (NSS).

      100 ideas to change Britain...

      Watch this inspiring film which tells how, in a first for the UK, our DMU students are challenging politicians to adopt 100 policies that we believe will make Britain better.

      Students took their policy document to a reception at the House of Lords and handed it to highly influential members of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour parties.

      - See more at: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate-courses/international-r...

    • This is a fascinating subject that tries to understand the ways in which global issues are changi...

      This is a fascinating subject that tries to understand the ways in which global issues are changing our lives. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of contemporary international issues, but will also have opportunities to gain work experience, meet practitioners and travel overseas. 

      Innovative teaching methods and the extensive support offered by the teaching team enables you to get the most out of your university experience. 

      The diverse nature of the student community means that you will encounter people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and political viewpoints. Politics and International Relations is also ranked joint 4th out of 60 institutions for overall satisfaction in the 2010 National Student Survey (NSS).

      100 ideas to change Britain...

      Watch this inspiring film which tells how, in a first for the UK, our DMU students are challenging politicians to adopt 100 policies that we believe will make Britain better.

      Students took their policy document to a reception at the House of Lords and handed it to highly influential members of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour parties.

      - See more at: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate-courses/international-r...

    • Studying Politics develops your understanding of the political decisions, processes and ideas tha...

      Studying Politics develops your understanding of the political decisions, processes and ideas that shape our lives. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of current political issues, but will also have opportunities to gain work experience, meet practitioners and travel overseas. 

      Innovative teaching methods and the extensive support offered by the teaching team enables you to get the most out of your university experience. You will meet people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and political viewpoints, which leads to some very exciting debates. 

      Politics and International Relations is also ranked joint 4th out of 60 institutions for overall satisfaction in the 2010 National Student Survey (NSS).

      100 ideas to change Britain...

      Watch this inspiring film which tells how, in a first for the UK, our DMU students are challenging politicians to adopt 100 policies that we believe will make Britain better.

      Students took their policy document to a reception at the House of Lords and handed it to highly influential members of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour parties.

      - See more at: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate-courses/politics-(joint-honours)-ba.aspx#sthash.TpjQ9M1y.dpuf

    • Studying Politics develops your understanding of the political decisions, processes and ideas tha...

      Studying Politics develops your understanding of the political decisions, processes and ideas that shape our lives. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of current political issues, but will also have opportunities to gain work experience, meet practitioners and travel overseas. 

      Innovative teaching methods and the extensive support offered by the teaching team enables you to get the most out of your university experience. You will meet people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and political viewpoints, which leads to some very exciting debates. 

      Politics and International Relations is also ranked joint 4th out of 60 institutions for overall satisfaction in the 2010 National Student Survey (NSS).

      100 ideas to change Britain...

      Watch this inspiring film which tells how, in a first for the UK, our DMU students are challenging politicians to adopt 100 policies that we believe will make Britain better.

      Students took their policy document to a reception at the House of Lords and handed it to highly influential members of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour parties.

      - See more at: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate-courses/politics-(joint-honours)-ba.aspx#sthash.TpjQ9M1y.dpuf

    • Studying Politics develops your understanding of the political decisions, processes and ideas tha...

      Studying Politics develops your understanding of the political decisions, processes and ideas that shape our lives. You will develop an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of current political issues, but will also have opportunities to gain work experience, meet practitioners and travel overseas. 

      Innovative teaching methods and the extensive support offered by the teaching team enables you to get the most out of your university experience. You will meet people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and political viewpoints, which leads to some very exciting debates. 

      Politics and International Relations is also ranked joint 4th out of 60 institutions for overall satisfaction in the 2010 National Student Survey (NSS).

      100 ideas to change Britain...

      Watch this inspiring film which tells how, in a first for the UK, our DMU students are challenging politicians to adopt 100 policies that we believe will make Britain better.

      Students took their policy document to a reception at the House of Lords and handed it to highly influential members of the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour parties.

      - See more at: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/undergraduate-courses/politics-(joint-honours)-ba.aspx#sthash.TpjQ9M1y.dpuf

    • The Executive MPA is designed primarily for practicing managers to enhance and develop policy, le...

      The Executive MPA is designed primarily for practicing managers to enhance and develop policy, leadership and strategic management knowledge and skills.

      The Executive MPA will appeal to all those who are currently working within public services, such as the National Health Service, local authorities or regional/national government organisations. It is also appropriate for those who are seeking to develop a career in public administration.

      - See more at: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduate-courses/executive-master...

    • This programme is designed to provide a detailed understanding of the evolution of diplomacy and ...

      This programme is designed to provide a detailed understanding of the evolution of diplomacy and the way in which diplomacy is practised in the contemporary world. 

      The programme tackles a number of broader issues that impact on diplomatic processes, such as the way in which States operate in regional organisations such as the European Union, the threat of organised crime and terrorism and the role of multinational corporations and companies. 

      The course will provide an advanced level of understanding of the modern world, including the way in which States, regions and international organisations interact.

      Online chat, Wednesday 6 August, 10am-4pm

      Click on the icon below to chat to one of our current students about studying at DMU.

      - See more at: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduate-courses/diplomacy-and-wo...

    • The MA International Relations is designed for students to obtain an advanced level understanding...

      The MA International Relations is designed for students to obtain an advanced level understanding of key global issues such as globalisation, international political economy, security, health, and the role of states and non-state organisations. 

      The programme offers diversity in the range of study, from international relations theory to regional integration. The programme will provide you with an advanced level of understanding of the modern world, including the way in which states, regions and international organisations interact.  

      By undertaking the programme, you will examine key issues that are of relevance to the twenty-first century, such as what are the factors that influence states going to war, why are some states weak, and how is order maintained?  

      The programme provides is particularly relevant for those who wish to work in an international environment and where knowledge of international issues is essential. The programme is also of relevance for those who wish to progress towards a Ph.D degree.

      - See more at: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduate-courses/international-re...

    • Flexible distance learning study mode for busy professionals The CIH MSc in Housing Studies is t...

      • Flexible distance learning study mode for busy professionals
      • The CIH MSc in Housing Studies is the second stage of the CIH’s work-related qualification which leads to corporate membership of the CIH
      • You can choose to exit, upon successful completion of 120 Level 7 credits over two years,
        with a Postgraduate
      • Diploma in Housing Studies

      The course incorporates the CIH work-based qualification. This is assessed in a variety of ways throughout the course, but you should note that attendance at a two-day residential course where your presentation and group working skills can be assessed is mandatory.

      - See more at: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduate-courses/housing-studies-...

    • The MSc in Project Management is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and abiliti...

      The MSc in Project Management is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and abilities to enable them to undertake complex business planning that is of great relevance to the modern global business environment. Project management has developed as an academic discipline and profession, whereby the skills that it has been traditionally associated with have expanded beyond construction and engineering workplaces. Today, project management is of relevance to all business fields from the financial sector through to healthcare and information technology. New product development, change management, software development and event management are examples of the type of projects benefiting from a structured management approach.

      In undertaking this course you will engage with the current theory and practice of project management and in so doing will develop an advanced level of skills which are relevant to the international work environment.  You will develop soft skills relating to teamwork and gain an awareness of the complexities involved in managing projects on time and to budget.  The programme is particularly relevant to those who wish to further their career in both the business and public sectors including undertaking work in multi-national companies and international organisations. The programme is also of relevance for those to wish to progress towards a PhD degree.

      - See more at: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduate-courses/project-manageme...

    University of Dundee

    • Dr Cameron Ross 01382 385064

      The MLitt aims to provide students with: a broad understanding of key issues in international pol...

      The MLitt aims to provide students with: a broad understanding of key issues in international politics, particularly globalisation, transatlantic studies, security studies and European integration; critical awareness of current theoretical and conceptual debates relating to these subdisciplines; and a range of research and transferable skills.

      By the end of the course, students should:

      • have advanced knowledge of substantive and theoretical issues for one or more of the key specialisms of globalisation, transatlantic, security studies and European integration;
      • be able to conduct bibliographical, web and primary source searches;
      • be able to appraise sources and use them appropriately;
      • be able to analyse and appreciate literary and other texts;
      • be aware of different modes of explanation and methodologies;
      • be proficient in dealing with complex issues, make sound judgements and communicate findings effectively;
      • be capable of planning, formulating and implementing a substantial research project.
    • At Dundee we have a particular focus on European politics and more generally, on the politics of ...

      At Dundee we have a particular focus on European politics and more generally, on the politics of security. However, the modules we offer cross the entire range of politics and international relatsions as a field of study.

      The MA degrees we offer include Politics, International Relations, European Politics and Geopolitics, which can be tailored to suit your particular areas of interest.

    University of East Anglia

    • Dr. Themis Chronopoulos

      The BA American Studies degree programme is an interdisciplinary course, enabling you to study Am...

      The BA American Studies degree programme is an interdisciplinary course, enabling you to study American history and literature, as well as giving you the opportunity to study politics and film. The programme invites you to engage with diverse forms of cultural expression, including novels, poetry, photographs, paintings, historical and political documents, classic texts, bestsellers, and movies.

      The third year of this degree programme is spent abroad, providing you with an invaluable academic and cultural experience, one that most students consider to be the highlight of their time at university. You will spend the majority of the third year studying in America or Canada - with the option of spending a semester in Australia, New Zealand, or Hong Kong.

      This opportunity allows you to appreciate American literature, history, film and politics from a different perspective; furthermore some institutions will provide you with internship placements in organisations such as publishers, newspapers and TV stations. See the “Year Abroad” tab for more details.

    • Dr. Emma Gilberthorpe

      This degree programme allows you to study international development alongside social anthropology...

      This degree programme allows you to study international development alongside social anthropology and politics. You will receive both disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching, gaining a thorough understanding of the subjects and how they relate and affect one another.

      This course also allows you to combine social anthropology and politics with different disciplinary pathways, enabling you to define your own learning programme. You may either pursue specialist topics that reflect your own interests, or select a range of modules and discover new avenues of study.

      We aim to enable you to graduate fully equipped to pursue a career in development and contribute effectively to policy and practice, using your acquired knowledge and expertise in politics and social anthropology. You will also obtain a strong portfolio of key transferable skills that will enhance your employability and apply to a wide variety of work sectors.

    • The BA International Relations degree programme explores the relations between and within states ...

      The BA International Relations degree programme explores the relations between and within states and allows you to think about and examine some of the key issues that confront the modern world.

       You will reflect upon such important phenomena as globalisation and democratisation and their impact on the contemporary world. The degree provides you with a solid grounding in different theories of international relations and how these are practically applied in real life situations. You will develop important analytical and research skills, broaden your knowledge and gain a sophisticated understanding of contemporary international relations.

      The compulsory modules are taught by our members of academic staff, who are also research active and include experts in the fields of international relations theory, security, international political economy, US foreign policy, area studies, religion and ethics.

      During the course you will have the opportunity to take part in work experience, internships and placements in Britain and Europe, alongside being offered the option of a semester abroad in your second year.

    • Dr. Vassiliki Koutrakou

      The BA International Relations and European Politics degree programme enables you to engage in in...

      The BA International Relations and European Politics degree programme enables you to engage in in-depth study of international relations with a focus on European politics.

      You will be introduced to the basic aspects of political analysis, developing your knowledge through the study of legislatures and executives, constitutions, political parties and voting behaviour. A significant portion of the degree programme also allows you to explore how the European Union operates, and how it relates to the rest of the world. You will also engage in comparative analysis, examining the political experiences of various European countries, such the relationship between Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.

      Alongside your European-based studies which are taught through compulsory modules, you will also have the opportunity to shape your own learning by choosing optional modules. You could use this opportunity to study a modern language, further European politics modules, economics, history, media, security or the European convention on human rights. This flexibility and freedom allows you to choose subjects based on your own interests or which align with your career aspirations.

    • Dr. Johan Franzen

      Looking at the contemporary world, two things are apparent. The first is that our world is increa...

      Looking at the contemporary world, two things are apparent. The first is that our world is increasingly one shaped by international politics and by the global connections between nations, not by domestic politics. The second is that the current state of our world and our societies is the product not of the moment, but of events and processes that have occurred over time.

      Studying The BA International Relations and Modern History degree programme enables you to make sense of this new global order, and how it has developed throughout recent history. You will be able to explore how these two disciplines relate to one another and how they are intrinsically linked, allowing you to gain a unique perspective in international relations.

      Core components of this degree programme are taught within Political, Social and International Studies and the School of History. These two disciplines, both known for the quality of their teaching and research, have devised a programme enabling you to trace both trends and theories related to international relations in the context of the study of modern history.

    • Mr. Michael Bowker

      The BA International Relations and Politics degree programme allows you to engage with the variou...

      The BA International Relations and Politics degree programme allows you to engage with the various political debates and issues surrounding politics and international relations.

      Through this course you will study, debate and explore a wide variety of vital international and political topics, examining questions such as:

      • Is it right to intervene in the politics of other countries?
      • How ought we to respond to the threat of global warming?
      • Is America too powerful?
      • How big a threat is international terrorism?
      • What should be done to improve international security?
      • How much power do multinational corporations have?
      • Are global media institutions, such as CNN, shaping foreign policy?  

      These are the sort of subjects that you will have the opportunity to learn about and engage with during your studies. It allows you to think about and explore the causes of conflict – in the Middle East, for example - and to assess attempts to resolve it. Through this degree programme you will have the chance to study the forces and issues which are shaping the contemporary world.

    • Dr. Duncan Watson

      The BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree is suited to those wishing to gain thorough and ...

      The BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree is suited to those wishing to gain thorough and high-level training in economic science, but also wish to explore political science and philosophical approaches to understanding human behaviour. By studying this course you will be able to pursue a spectrum of interests within a single degree programme.

       

      You will learn about the core areas of economics; from the global and domestic economy to how it can be improved. In addition to this you will also be taught to analyse a given economic, political or social problem using not only economic tools and concepts, but also those from political science and philosophy. You will learn how to apply this multifaceted approach in order to provide new insights, in comparison to an interpretation based only on a single social science discipline.