Politics and International Relations

What are the major political issues that governments across the world face? What is the nature of relations between states? Can international institutions and intergovernmental organisations provide solutions to global issues that affect our lives, ranging from peace and conflict to environmental change?

Studying a degree in politics or international relations will give you answers to these questions and more. You will have the unique opportunity to explore political topics going beyond the UK and Europe, covering North America, South Asia, China, Japan or the emerging global powers. You will not only study the traditional subjects of the discipline, but also have the chance to delve into politics and ethics, sports, gender, protests or religion.

Make the course your own with our versatile joint honours options. Study politics or international relations alongside business, economics, history, sociology or social policy.

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