In your first year you will be introduced to the key skills and concepts for the understanding and analysis of politics and international relations. Modules such as Classical Political Theory; Introduction to International Relations; Introduction to Political Science; and British Politics introduce core subject knowledge and prepare you for Year 2. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to experience and apply specific political concepts and research methods in your professional work placement.
In your second year you will develop the skills and ideas introduced in Year 1 and the contextualisation in time and space of key political theories and ideologies. Modules focusing on the structures and ideas of the EU; political theory and movements; political science and polling; and global crises will help you to combine political theory and practice and develop key critical skills for the examination of political issues in either local or global settings.
You will be encouraged to apply critically concepts and ideas in your own research projects. Modules focusing on history and media; freedom of speech; terrorism; culture and communication; and democratisation will expose you to the multidisciplinarity of politics and international relations and will also help you to identify and pursue your own research projects.
On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following: