University of West London
Campus: Ealing campus , London
Politics and International Relations
3.0 Years • 100% Funding Available
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This course provides an opportunity to study governments, societies and the interaction of people, ideas and institutions which will provide the focus to understand how values are allocated and resources are distributed in various global contexts.
The course has been designed to equip you with essential employability skills embedded within the modules, for example; ‘Diplomacy in a Changing World’ and the experiential module ‘Working in Political and International contexts, on both these modules you will be expected to take part in simulations of diplomatic situations.
Why choose this course?
This course provides you with an opportunity to examine the contemporary world at local, national and global levels. It has an emphasis on the critical appraisal of today's global problems, with the aim of developing critical reading and debating skills gradually, across all levels of the course. 
The experiential module 'Working in Political and International contexts' will provide a valuable opportunity to experience theory in practice and this is complemented by a balance of practical, policy and theory driven assessments throughout the extent of the course, culminating in the final Dissertation project.


  • Theories of International Relations (TIR)
  • Contemporary global politics (CGP)
  • Think International Relations (T)
  • Political Systems (PS)
  • Research Methods for PIR (RM1)

Plus choose *one of the following:

  • International Financial Systems and Institutions (IFSI)
  • EU Policies and Politics (EPP)
  • Media Organisations (MO)
  • Working in International and political contexts(WIPC)
  • Political Risk Analysis (PRA)
  • Diplomacy in a changing world (DCW)
  • International Institutions and policies (IIP)
  • Further Research Methods in PIR (FRM)

Plus choose *one of the following

  • US Politics in an international context (USP)
  • Environmental Politics and climate change (EPCC)
  • Terrorism, Ideology and the Media (TIM)
  • Dissertation (DISS)
  • National and International governance (NIG)
  • Negotiation: Strategy and Tactics(NST) Dissertation (DISS)
  • Conflict Resolution and International Crisis Management(CRCM)

Plus choose *one of the following

  • Gender and Politics (GP)
  • International Human Rights (IHR)
  • The Politics of Resistance (PIR)

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Overall of 260 in United Kingdom Scale .
Upon graduation you will have developed pragmatic research capability and knowledge that you will be able to apply to professional settings within a workplace. You will have learned to think independently, developed a problem solving attitude with extensive knowledge base, attributes highly sought after in the workplace and valued by employers.
Politics and International Relations graduates have most commonly found employment in a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector including:
  • international agencies
  • government
  • business
  • media.
Whilst studying, you may have discovered an area you want to learn more about. Postgraduate study enables you to specialise in the field you are passionate about.Our degrees are designed to help you find the career that's right for you. 98% of our graduates are in work within 6 months of graduating.

With our desirable West London location, we have strong links with many national and multinational organisations such as the BBC, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Ltd, Middlesex Law society and the Savoy Education Trust. We have a strong track record of providing valuable work placements and we also provide hands-on experience at the University through our Student Ambassadors' scheme.

Many of our staff have successful backgrounds in relevant industries and can advise you on how to kick-start your career. Our careers service will also help you realise your potential by offering specialist advice and guidance on a wide range of careers issues, including:
  • CVs
  • job hunting
  • recruitment and selection procedures
  • further study.

We are The Career University.

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Ealing campus
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