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

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The Foundation Year aims to extend access to university education to students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and age groups and prepares these students for our three-year Politics and International Relations degrees. On successful completion of your Foundation Year, you move on to the first year of our BA (Hons) programme.Our programme helps you to think critically about political and international events, ideas and institutions. You study in a supportive and responsive learning environment, gaining knowledge and understanding of the theory and analysis of politics and international relations.We offer a very wide choice of modules, reflecting the research interests of our staff, including conflict resolution, federalism, comparative politics, European integration, ethnic conflict, terrorism, the theory of international relations, political theory, and the politics of countries, such as China, Japan, Russia and the USA.In the first year, you gain knowledge and understanding of the theory and analysis of politics and international relations. You learn to think like a quantitative researcher, developing a critical eye for statistics and data analysis, both in academic research and the world around you.In the second year, you deepen your understanding of politics and international relations. A wide range of options allows you to focus on specific areas of interest, such as international conflict and resolution, modern political thought, comparative politics, international organisations and politics of the European Union.In the final year, you can choose the Specialist Dissertation, where you produce an academic piece of writing on a topic of your choice based on your own research. The module concludes with the Student Conference, where you present your work to a panel of staff and fellow students.If you are keen to widen your field of interest, you can also choose to study modules from another school in the second and final years of your degree.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,800per year

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

University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 152 countries. 21% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Located in historic and inspiring locations that have the continent on their doorstep, you’ll be part of a global community and supported every step of the way.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 85 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    120 55%

    41st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    40th

    17

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