City's International Politics and Sociology BSc is a joint degree that offers a broad understanding of both subjects with a special focus on how the local and the global relate to each other. This course 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.Â In this joint honours undergraduate degree, you will be covering the core modules of both City's Sociology and International Politics degrees. You will gain a unique approach to each subject and a broad understanding of local, national and global social relations.
International Politics at City covers not just intergovernmental relations, but also inter-society relations of non-governmental organisations (such as the Red Cross and Amnesty International) and transnational corporations (such as Ford, Shell and Microsoft) in its work.
Year 1: The first year introduces competing theories of international politics and global political economy and how power has transformed in the 20th and 21st centuries. You will also receive a wide-ranging grounding in qualitative and quantitative approaches to sociology.
Core modules include:
- Introduction to political economy
- Myths and mysteries in world politics
- International relations theories 1
- Producing social data
- Lies, damned lies and statistics
- Researching society: qualitative methods
- Classic social theory
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Year 2: The second year offers one core theory module on international relations, an extended essay, an introduction to qualitative and quantitative methods and a range of elective modules provided by the Departments of International Politics and Sociology.
- Advanced theories of global politics
- Scholarly writing for international politics
- Quantitative analysis of social research data
- Contemporary social theory
The final year includes a project on an international politics or sociology topic of your choice. You can also select electives from a range of International Politics and Sociology modules.
Assessment is by coursework (assessed essays and assignments), unseen examinations and a final year project.Â The balance of assessment by each will to some extent depend on the optional modules that you choose.
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