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Politics and International Relations, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #99 (QS) Nottingham, United Kingdom
Politics and International Relations Hons course at University of Nottingham will sharpen your awareness of current affairs and your comprehension of the complex processes that underpin our society. This will enable you to make better informed decisions and have a greater awareness of how you can personally contribute to social and political change.
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How do relationships between nations shape our world? Who holds the power? What are the political processes that impact our day to day lives?

On Politics and International Relations Hons course at University of Nottingham, you’ll consider these questions by studying the core areas of comparative politics, political theory and international relations. You can also broaden your understanding of domestic and global politics by choosing from a wide range of optional modules. These explore diverse specialist areas such as social justice, security and terrorism, gender and warfare.


At Nottingham, you will acquire a strong academic foundation and a range of excellent transferable skills, such as the ability to study independently and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

You will leave us with specialist knowledge of international issues and political systems that will enhance your global career prospects

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • British Political History Since 1945
  • Culture and Values in a Changing World
  • Politics at University
  • Understanding Global Politics
  • How Voters Decide
  • International Politics in the 20th Century

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • IB score 34
  • IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
  • High school qualifications Check our country-specific information for guidance on qualifications from your country
  • A level offer AAB excluding general studies and critical thinking

Tuition Fee

  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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