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Global Politics and International Relations with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Birkbeck, University of London

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UCAS CODE: L292

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The Covid-19 pandemic, the threats to Ukraine by Russia, Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, the Syrian Civil War and growing Chinese economic power. What ties all these developments together? This kind of question is at the heart of our BA Global Politics and International Relations with Foundation Year, a degree that provides you with the subject knowledge and numerical and research skills you need to give an answer that others will listen to.   BA Global Politics and International Relations with Foundation Year is concerned with both the political changes that are sweeping across the globe and relations between states in the international system - a system that itself is undergoing profound transformation. Yet this is not the first time in human history we find such changes, and an important aspect of the degree is to understand the history of the modern world. During the degree, you can also take individual modules or specialist routes from other departments, such as contemporary history.   Ours is a leading research department compared to others in Britain, and our academics are outstanding scholars in major fields with a focus on Britain, the USA, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and East Asia. They publish their work in major academic journals and widely read books. You will benefit from the new knowledge generated by those who teach you. These academics also contribute to TV and radio programmes, write blogs on political analysis websites, and engage with politicians and practitioners who play a key role in today’s political landscape.   Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you can automatically progress on to our three-year, full-time, evening study BA Global Politics and International Relations.We also offer part-time Foundation Year degrees which allow you to spread out your Foundation Year studies over two years. As the 'Foundation Year' is made up of 120 credits, as a part-time student you can take 60 credits in each of your first and second years before starting the main four-year BA Global Politics and International Relations. This means that you can take six years to complete the part-time degree with Foundation Year.**Highlights**- Our Foundation Year degrees will fully prepare you for undergraduate study and are ideal if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree.- Birkbeck is a distinguished centre of research and teaching excellence in politics. Our central London location puts us at the heart of the UK's political life and at the centre of academic London.- Our Department of Politics is over 40 years old and has a reputation for the excellence of its teaching and its internationally significant research.- Some of the world’s most famous libraries are on our doorstep in Bloomsbury, central London, and you can walk down to Whitehall, where Parliament and the UK’s most influential and important think-tanks and centres of political research and analysis are located.- Our departmental building was once a key location for members of the Bloomsbury Group, so you could be studying in rooms that have hosted distinguished visitors, including T.S. Eliot, George Bernard Shaw and Maynard Keynes.- In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), Politics at Birkbeck was ranked 17th in the UK.**Careers and employability**Graduates can pursue career paths in national and international government, pressure groups, journalism and research. Possible professions include:- civil service fast-streamer- journalist- diplomatic services operational officer- social researcher.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,560per year

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UCAS Points : 48

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University information

Birkbeck, University of London

  • Campus address

    Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, United Kingdom, WC1E 7HX, England

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