48 months
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17700 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

On this International Relations (Including Foundation Year) course offered by the University of Essex we work with you to help improve your language skills, to develop your subject-specific knowledge, and to improve your academic skills. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

At Essex, this course will give you a foundation in politics, while the study of international relations teaches you methods of analysis and gives you awareness of the world system.

This International Relations (Including Foundation Year) course offered by the University of Essex explores many major areas of international relations, including:

  • Conflict and security studies
  • Comparative politics
  • International political economy
  • Political theory
  • Politics of the Middle East

Your future

All Essex, politics graduates have the distinction of a qualification from one of the world’s leading politics departments.

Politics students are in demand from a host of employers, in politics, the civil service fast stream, management, journalism, police, armed forces, commerce, business, finance, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), teaching and graduate research.

Our notable alumni includes the Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP, and our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

  • Qatar Financial Authority
  • NATO
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Houses of Parliament Research Unit
  • United Nations Development Program
  • Department of Health
  • IMG Media

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Becoming Enlightened Citizens: Foundations in Politics and Government
  • Research and Academic Development Skills
  • Co-Operation and Conflict
  • Thinking Like a Social Scientist

  • Career Portfolio

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UK and EU applicants:
  • All applications for degree courses with a foundation year (Year Zero) will be considered individually, whether you
  • think you might not have the grades to enter the first year of a degree course;
  • have non-traditional qualifications or experience (e.g. you haven’t studied A-levels or a BTEC);
  • are returning to university after some time away from education; or
  • are looking for more support during the transition into university study.
  • Standard offer:
  • Our standard offer is 72 UCAS tariff points from at least two full A-levels, or equivalent.
  • Examples of the above tariff may include:
  • A-levels: DDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MMP
  • T-levels: Pass with E in core

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17700 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

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