36 months
14045 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Through a unique mix of history, politics and journalism, this innovative new Global Affairs and Politics (Hons) degree from University of Derby will help you understand the world as it was, as it is now, and how it could be. It's for ambitious and curious students who want to solve the world's problems.

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The highlights

  • A brand new course for September 2021 for people who want to really understand the world we live in and have a burning desire to make things better
  • It's unique because it blends the study of history, politics and journalism to shed light on the root causes of today's societal issues
  • Develop problem-solving skills and a 'can do' attitude that will help you go into a wide range of job roles including in politics, campaigning, think-tanks, NGOs, charities, civil or diplomatic services.

This unique BA (Hons) in Global Affairs and Politics is for people who want to understand and influence what is happening in the world — at either a local, regional, national or international level. It's the perfect time to launch this programme because never in human history has so much rapid change been apparent. The climate crisis, biodiversity and habitat loss, the Covid-19 pandemic, the rise of populism, threats to free speech and democracy around the world, ageing populations: these are just some of the challenges we face as we begin the 2020s. 


When you have completed this Global Affairs and Politics (Hons) degree from University of Derby , you will be well-informed about the major global issues of our time and have a range of skills that employers really value, particularly:

  • negotiation and conflict resolution
  • being able to analyse evidence objectively, including using basic data science techniques
  • communication
  • problem-solving
  • cultural awareness.

You can put these skills to good use in a range of high-level careers, such as in politics, journalism, campaigning, think-tanks, NGOs (Non-Govermental Organisations), charities, the civil or diplomatic services, and inter-governmental institutions. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Thought and Praxis
  • Interpreting the Past 
  • Reporting Reality 
  • A Century of World Politics 
  • Debating Current Global Affairs 
  • Approaches to Cultural and Political Understanding

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 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

  • UCAS points 112-120
  • A Level BBB-BBC
  • GCSE GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Access to HE Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 15, Merit: 24, Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14045 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

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

UK part time £1,155 per 20 credit module

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

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


  • We have a range of scholarships, bursaries and discounts available to international students. You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship and the International Excellent Student Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. The £2,000 Postgraduate (PGT) Scholarship is awarded automatically to most (non-EU) overseas applicants, subject to eligibility. 
  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 

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.

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