At the core of your second year are modules dealing with the history of political thought, as well as a focus on British, foreign and domestic policy. In your final year a politics research dissertation on an agreed topic of your choice counts for a substantial and challenging part of your Politics strand of the Politics and Sociology (Hons) course offered at the Aston University.
The Sociology strand of the course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of social processes, social change, organisational dynamics and inter-group relationships. You will complete introductory and intermediate modules in research methods in preparation for designing your own independent research project in the Final Year.
You will also take courses that deal with more complex issues including the relationship between science and ‘race’, reproductive politics, corporate power, climate change, ageing, religion and media power.In your final year a politics research dissertation on an agreed topic of your choice counts for a substantial and challenging part of your programme.
The Placement Year is optional for students studying Politics and Sociology. Unlike some other universities, the placement year at Aston is not a ''bolt-on'' year, it is an integral part of your degree for which you are prepared in your second year.
A distinctive feature of our placement year is the flexibility that we offer. You will be able to choose between undertaking a paid work-experience placement with a company, or working as a teaching assistant in a school (either in the UK or abroad) - you might even choose to combine two of these options.
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- Introduction to Studying and Researching Politics
- British Politics since 1990
- Introduction to Social Theory
- Becoming a Social Scientist
- The Making of the Modern World
- Introduction to the European Union
- What’s Trending (Current Affairs in Politics and International Relations)
- 36 months
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DisciplinesInternational Relations Sociology View 472 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- BTEC extended diploma (2019 entry)
- 32 points in the IB diploma (including TOK/Bonus points) with 6,5,5 at HL. Standard level Maths and English grade 5 required in lieu of GCSE English and Maths grade C/4.
- GCSE English Language and Maths Grade C/4
International15950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15950 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
- UK students During placement year: £ 1,250
- International/EU students During placement year:£2,500
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