This degree will give you a strong grounding in the core skills of political analysis and political theory, whilst placing emphasis on the international dimensions of the study of politics. You'll explore and apply many of the theories to issues such as international trade or climate change.
Our programmes are designed to give you a solid foundation in theory, methods and analytical skills, whilst at the same time offering you the choice to specialise in the subject areas that you find the most interesting, ensuring you get the most out of your degree.
In your first year, you'll be introduced to the key areas of the discipline. We'll support you in making the transition to degree-level study, and provide you with the knowledge and analytical skills you'll use as you progress throughout your time with us.
In year two you'll further develop your existing skills and apply them to real life political questions and issues. By examining different approaches and perspectives we'll help you to become an independent researcher in your own right.
By your final year you'll be ready to carry out your own independent research, with our support, alongside your choice of taught modules. You'll learn about the cutting-edge research we're doing in the department.
Study abroad - We offer you the chance to study abroad for part of your degree at one of our partner universities, in either your second year or as a sandwich year. Locations include USA, Australia, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore or Canada.
- Employment experience - You will have the opportunity to undertake a year in employment as a sandwich year. It is a great way to apply the skills you have developed in your degree and to prepare you for employment when you graduate.