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Politics & International Relations BA

Coventry University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts - BA

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The world is becoming ever more interdependent with the resulting global socio-political changes – from the rising cost of foreign aid to the impact of non-English speaking immigrants within the education system – increasingly affecting people at a local level.If you are fascinated by world politics, global citizenship and international humanitarian aid, this dynamic and topical course covers these issues and more. Ideal if you wish to pursue careers in the field of diplomacy, intelligence, development or international organisations, it could lead to jobs in local, national or international government, as well as teaching, research, voluntary organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).Taught by staff with research expertise in security studies, development, peace studies, foreign policy analysis and the history of international political thought, the course will provide a solid grounding in international relations theory, coupled with practical explanations of how states and other international actors compete and cooperate within the world system.You will study the evolution and interaction of different states and societies around the globe, exploring the history of world politics since World War II. We consider how foreign policy decision-makers and international organisations respond in the face of war, social movements, terrorism, political struggles, democratic advances and setbacks.During your studies, we encourage you to become an independent, reflective and analytical thinker, able to navigate complex issues, prepare reasoned arguments and develop exceptional communication skills – all of which are vital in today’s competitive world of work.**Key Course Benefits*** Academic staff who are actively engaged in high quality research that informs their teaching and who are qualified lecturers with members of staff being fellows and senior fellows of Advance* HE.Events and conferences featuring national and international politicians and dignitaries (subject to availability and additional costs).An exciting and modern course that examines the key political issues of the modern world.* Multidisciplinary teaching with experts from national and international politics, history, global security and social theory.* An intellectually challenging course that encourages you to sharpen your analytical skills and engage with issues of vital concern for today’s world.* The opportunity to focus on specific themes such as North American, European, East Asian, and Middle Eastern politics, social movements or global security as you progress through your course.* The opportunity to apply for an international experience with international staff, an international curriculum and the options of an overseas field trip, and / or study abroad or overseas placement (subject to availability, competitive application, meeting visa requirements and additional costs) .The opportunity to develop advanced professional skills such as the ability to think independently and creatively, to advance sophisticated arguments and to communicate ideas confidently as enquired by potential employers.* Coventry University has received the prestigious ‘Gold award’ in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Coventry University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Currently more than 13,000 international and EU students study across the university’s UK campuses. 17,000 more study in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement with an international dimension via the international experience scheme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    60th out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    106 49%

    65th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    41st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    8th

    11

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