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Politics and International Relations First Year

The College, Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    Access to Higher Education

  • Location

    The College, Swansea University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Pathway Overview

Politics is not just about studying government institutions and international relationships; it is a discipline that has explored different visions for a more just society for thousands of years and continues to address some of today's most pressing challenges.

Politics and International Relations students at Swansea University investigate issues such as genocide, financial crises, the role of the United States and the United Nations, and the future of political devolution. The course also asks where threats to our society come from, and whether we can prevent them.

Key Features

  • Smaller class sizes allowing for a more personalised experience
  • An affordable city, among the top 10 most affordable university towns in the UK in 2019, allowing for low cost of living
  • A truly diverse community providing opportunities to meet people from all four corners of the map
  • An outstanding support network ready to help you with any issue you may encounter, be they academic, financial or personal
  • Flexible starting times and course durations allowing for a tailored experience to suit your desires and needs
  • Full access to Swansea University. Students of The College are Swansea University students from day one. You will have full access to all Swansea University support systems such as the Library, student’s union and @campuslife services.
  • A stunning location only mere minutes away from the beach and a short drive from stunning areas of wilderness.
  • Swansea repeatedly ranks among the most affordable University towns making it an ideal base for students.
  • And much much more!

First Year Modules

As this course is an Integrated First Year, students are required to study 120 credits of Swansea University Modules.

In addition, students must study the following College modules:

Research and Study Skills (ILSC) 1

This module aims to help students to develop their academic English, communication, research, and critical reasoning skills to be successful undergraduate students. A subsidiary aim of this module is to ensure that students develop transferable skills that help them to take responsibility for their personal, academic and professional development.

Assessment: Presentation, group work, written assessments

Academic Support Tutorial

The aim of the support tutorials is to provide academic support and guidance to students on a year 1 Integrated programme with The College, Swansea University. Each pathway has a distinct Academic Support Tutorial allowing students to receive tailored support in areas such as progression, discussion and debate, communication and organisation.

Assessment: None

Composition and Style

Aiming to assist students in improving their academic performance in terms of writing and presenting, Composition and Style dedicates time to allowing students to understand the importance of feedback and reflection in order to improve future performance. The module therefore provides students with the fundamental knowledge base and skills required at undergraduate level.

Assessment: Essays, examination

Progression

Successful completion of this pathway will lead to the award of one of the following from Swansea University:

  • American Studies, BA (Hons)
  • War and Society BA
  • International Relations BA
  • International Relations and American Studies (4 year) BA
  • International Relations and History BA
  • Politics BA
  • American Studies and Politics, BA (Hons)
  • Ancient History and Politics BA
  • Politics and English BA
  • History and Politics BA
  • Politics and Social Policy BA

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,450overall cost

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

University information

The College, Swansea University

  • Campus address

    The College, Swansea University, Bay Campus Fabian Way, Crymlyn Burrows, Swansea, SA1 8EN, Wales

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