• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Who is it for?

International Politics and Sociology (Hons) at City, University of London is for those students wishing to benefit from a joint degree combining main core modules of both International Politics and Sociology.

Graduates of this course have found they are well suited to a wide range of career options, from the Civil Services, NGOs, journalism, and teaching to international organisations and the corporate sector.


This joint honours undergraduate degree combines key sociological and political perspectives for the understanding of local, national and global social relations, identities and structures. It will equip you with sophisticated critical thinking as well as rigorous quantitative and qualitative social sciences skills that are going to be highly valuable in your future profession, whether in the public, private or corporate sectors.

The International Politics element of the degree enables you to obtain the skills and knowledge to answer the many questions about our fast-changing world. You will also gain an understanding of important theoretical debates, global political systems and policy making.

The Sociology element examines the organisation of contemporary societies and explores the opportunities and structural inequalities that define our everyday lives. You will have the chance to study topics such as culture, identity, and class, and gain an appreciation of the complex interplay between local and global forces, with particular reference to life in the 21st century metropolis. This course will develop your critical thinking and skills in the analysis, interpretation and production of social data.

Career prospects

Graduates of this course are suited to a wide range of career options such as:

  • The Civil Service
  • NGOs
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • International organisations
  • The corporate sector.

Recent employers:

  • Blackwood Group
  • The Conservative Party
  • The Department for Business
  • ESA Market Research
  • The London Borough of Islington.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years or 4 years with a work placement option.

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Myths and mysteries in world politics
  • International relations theories 
  • Researching society: qualitative methods
  • Classic social theory
  • Sociology in Action
  • Political and Economic Data Analysis

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


  • Grades BBB or 120 UCAS tariff points
  • A-Level General Studies and 'A' Level Critical Studies are not accepted
  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics or Statistics at grade 4 (C) (or equivalent) are also required.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • 30 points (no specific subjects required).

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    16240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16240 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • 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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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International Politics and Sociology (Hons)
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