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BA (Hons)International Relations and Politics

Northumbria University
United Kingdom, Newcastle
Tuition fee £12,000 per year
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Current, relevant and inspiring, this course offers you an exciting opportunity to study the political dimensions of life around the world, recognising the connections between people, locales, ideas and problems.

How do states interact with one another and what implications does this have for individuals?

Should we be concerned primarily with our own well-being or do we have duties and responsibilities beyond our own borders?

Does democracy still work for us or are there other ways of expressing our voice and finding solutions for shared problems?

At the heart of the course is the belief that individuals can make a difference and effect positive change in the world.

Taking an integrated approach to academic theory and applying it to real world problems, this course will provide you with the tools to make a difference in your personal and professional life.

Career opportunities

This course aims to produce global citizens who are incisive and creative thinkers and not afraid to ask the big and often challenging questions. Our aim is to develop students who believe they can change society for the better.

Many of our graduates go on to work in politics, for example as analysts or advisers for MPs and political parties, for local government or the Civil Service. This degree prepares you well for a career in the legal profession and journalism, while the analytical and independent research skills you gain will also serve you well in management roles elsewhere, such as retail.

Graduates on related degrees have gone on to enjoy careers in Westminster and Brussels, in local government, in the charitable sector, in retail, banking and finance and in self-employment.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States