B.Sc. On Campus

Politics and International Relations (Hons)

University of West London

36 months
13250 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Are you interested in how global problems happen and what potential solutions there could be? Do you wonder why and how governments and international organisations make the decisions they do? Our Politics and International Relations (Hons) course at the University of West London helps you understand these types of challenges. 


Through critical reading and discussion, you will develop your knowledge of the contemporary world at local, regional and global levels. In addition, your studies will give you transferable skills in problem solving and the ability to think independently.

On graduation you will have practical research capabilities and knowledge that you can apply in a number of professional settings in the political sphere and beyond.

On this Politics and international Relations (Hons) degree at the University of West London, you will study in detail the workings of government and the realities of global geopolitics. 

You will examine how political institutions interact with the societies they govern and how values and resources are allocated in various contexts, both nationally and internationally.

Over the course of your studies, you will gradually develop your critical reading and debating skills. Simulated diplomatic situations are a core element of the course, and by taking part, you will enhance your abilities to build arguments successfully and work as part of a team. These simulations also give you the opportunity to put what you have learnt in your theory-based modules into practice.

In the final year of your studies, you will produce a dissertation, in which you investigate an area of interest related to politics and international relations. This is your chance to demonstrate your practical research skills as well as your grasp of relevant theories and current issues.

Study & career progression

Once you graduate you could go on to work in international agencies, local and national government, business or the media as a: 

  • political researcher 
  • political analyst
  • news journalist
  • editor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of International Relations   
  • Political Systems 
  • Modern Political Thought
  • Understanding Global Political Problems
  • US Politics in an International Context
  • Media, Culture and Society

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 54 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications. These can include:

  • A Levels at grade B, C and C, or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • Access to HE Diploma
You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part Time:

  • UK/EU: £6,167
  • International: £8,833

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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