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Politics and International Relations BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £12,800


More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

*Please note, fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

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Where you'll study

Hull Campus

About the course

Explore the themes and issues which drive 21st-century world politics. Our Politics and International Relations degree takes you behind the headlines to gain expertise in international affairs, focusing on conflict and war, wealth, poverty and inequality, international law, international relations theory and international organisations. What distinguishes politics programmes at Hull is the opportunity to apply your studies to the real world. We have an established programme of internships with public and private organisations, including a challenging three-month placement at Westminster. Here you'll have the opportunity to work with a parliamentarian who shares your interest in international relations, perhaps a member of the Foreign Affairs or International Development Committee. Alternatively, you can choose to study abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe, Hong Kong or North America.

This is an intellectually demanding programme, taught by staff who are globally recognised for their research in a variety of areas. This is reflected in the modules you study, and in the flexibility of the degree. The range of modules means that you can tailor the course to suit your interests and career aspirations.

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

This course can lead to a career in political consultancy, the media, the Civil Service, public relations, political parties, parliament and charities.

Some of the posts currently held by our graduates include: Senior Communications Advisor • International Committee of the Red Cross • Geneva • Foreign Correspondent • Corporate Risk Analyst • Head of the Asia Programme • Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies • Special Advisor at 10 Downing Street • Account Executive at Citigate Public Affairs • Researcher for Jonathan Dimbleby Programme at LWT.

You can also choose the pathway to further study and training; our graduates have gone onto study Masters courses in both Political and Historical Research, International Relations and Global Politics. There's the further option of becoming a member of our Graduate Association, which will notify you of interesting news and events occurring in the world of politics. You will also receive an annual copy of the Graduate Directory, which is an excellent tool for networking, particularly in the early stages of your career.