Politics and International Relations Hons, B.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    11200
    Tuition (Year)
    9000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This Politics and International Relations Hons programme from the University of Greenwich allows students to specialise in the study of global politics while also incorporating courses from a variety of other subject pathways.

About

This Politics and International Relations Hons programme from the University of Greenwich allows students to specialise in the study of global politics while also incorporating courses from a variety of other subject pathways.

The study of politics addresses questions such as: Why do people vote the way they do? What is the difference between the ideas of different political parties? How is the operation of one political system different from that of another? Why is the international system constituted in that way that it is? Why do politicians behave in the way that they do? What do words such as 'democracy', 'power', 'freedom', 'rights' and 'liberty' mean? Responses to these questions are covered by the study of international politics, comparative politics, government and political theory.

In the final year, students may be offered a work placement in regional or local politics, or within one of the many interest and pressure groups based in London, or even in the House of Commons. The ability to reflect critically on this work experience forms part of the assessment of the placement.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To offer students a range of courses which provide an appropriate introduction to both politics and the practical implementation of political activity.
  • Enable students to follow various strands within the academic discipline of politics
  • To offer students the opportunity to develop a number of skills that are valuable in both the political arena as well as in more general careers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 ECTS 360 alternative credits
    For students who will be coming to Greenwich for a full academic year, the normal course load is 120 Greenwich credits (equivalent to 60 ECTS credits).
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Europe without Borders: Cultures in Contact (30 credits)
  • Comparative Politics (30 credits)
  • Introducing Politics and International Relations (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Mandarin 1 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
  • English For Academic Purposes 6 (30 credits)
  • English For Academic Purposes 7 (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 1) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
  • Headlines in History: Britain at War 1850-1945 (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 1) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
  • Writing for the Media (30 credits)
  • How to Argue: Critical Reasoning, Debate and Logic (30 credits)
  • Inequality and Social Change (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 1) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Working in Politics and International Relations (30 credits)
  • Politics and Development in Asia and Africa (30 credits)
  • Liberalism: Freedom & Toleration (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Mandarin 1 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
  • English For Academic Purposes 6 (30 credits)
  • English For Academic Purposes 7 (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 1) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
  • ‘The People’s War’: The Second World War, Society, Culture and Legacy (15 credits)
  • Island Nation: Britain and the Sea 1805 - Present (15 credits)
  • Atlantic Worlds 1650-1783 (15 credits)
  • Empire and Nation in the Middle East (15 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 1) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
  • Writing Journalism for the Digital Age (30 credits)
  • Language Research Project (French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese)(30 credits)
  • Work placement LAIR/PAIR Level 5 (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 1) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Language, Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy (30 credits)
  • International Relations and International Security (30 credits)
  • Political Conspiracy and Slander (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
  • Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (HPS) (30 credits)
  • English For Academic Purposes 6 (30 credits)
  • English For Academic Purposes 7 (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
  • A Global History of Genocide (30 credits)
  • Gendering the British: Nation, Citizenship & Rights (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
  • Digital Journalism in Practice (30 credits)
  • Language Research Project (French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese)(30 credits)
  • Self, Mind and Madness (30 credits)
  • Parliamentary, Pressure Group and Political Placements (30 credits)
  • Globalisation: Social and Political Perspectives (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
  • European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

OF WHICH 240 points or more from A2 or an equivalent qualification

PLUS GCSEs to include English and mathematics at grade C or above.

* Applicants may be invited to interview.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 11200 International
  • GBP 9000 EU/EEA

Funding

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