This degree is ideal for those looking to gain an understanding of international political processes and systems with a focus on issues such as international relations, global security, human rights and development using different theoretical perspectives in an increasingly globalised and interconnected world.
Why study BA International Politics at Middlesex University?
As the unfolding events, such as Brexit, Trump's election and the ongoing regional and global geopolitical shifts in the Middle East and beyond show, international politics has never been so relevant to our daily lives. As one of the most culturally and socially diverse universities in the UK we offer you an inclusive, enjoyable and satisfactory learning environment to study international politics. We celebrate diversity of views and cultures.
We place our students at the heart of everything we do and our academic staff are actively engaged in cutting edge research and advanced scholarship with high impact on public and political life that feeds into their teaching. We encourage our students to participate in real-world issues and work placements in public and private institutions and gain subject specific and transferable skills.
Whether you want to focus on politics or delve into international relations, economics or law, our specialist courses will equip you with the skills to help you on your way to a career in active politics, intelligence and policy analysis, civil service, NGOs, journalism, diplomacy, research or PR.
Gain a solid grounding in the key themes, concepts and theories relevant to international politics which will aid you in your academic development and future careers in public service, international and regional organizations, NGOs, diplomacy and media
A wide choice of optional modules will enhance your critical and analytical skills and develop specialist in-depth critical knowledge of topics to suit your personal interests
You have the option to extend the course by a year in order to spend your third year in a paid work placement relevant to the course
Work placement opportunities and other forms of practical engagement and direct participation in political activities allows for experiential learning and future career development
The core curricula is continually reviewed and updated in line with current international developments in politics and staff research expertise
You will have access to a broad intellectual environment through the provision of innovative teaching methods and extra-curricular events
Introduction to Politics (30 credits) - Compulsory
Global Politics and Governance (30 credits) - Compulsory
Introduction to Development (30 credits) - Compulsory
Social Science in the Contemporary World (30 credits) - Compulsory
Approaches to Research in the Social Sciences (30 credits) - Compulsory
Global Political Economy (30 credits) - Compulsory
Theories of International Relations (30 credits) - Compulsory
Comparative Politics (30 credits) - Optional
Politics of Europe (30 credits) - Optional
Global Geopolitics: Critical Perspectives and Issues (30 credits) - Compulsory
Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory
Humanitarianism and Global Change (30 credits) - Optional
Public International Law (30 credits) - Optional
Migration and Citizenship (30 credits) - Optional
Integrated Learning and Work Placement (30 credits) - Optional
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