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

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Our Joint Honours Politics and International Relations degree is designed for students who are interested in domestic politics (including the study of political theory, states, elections, and parliaments) as well as politics between countries (with a focus on international relations theory, security studies, and conflict). The degree allows students to develop expertise in both areas and to explore topics (such as environmental politics, global political economy, and international development) where they intersect.

The course is designed to give students a strong grounding in both politics and international relations in the first year, before allowing greater specialisation as well as increasing focus on the domestic/international intersection in the second year and building to a final year that centres on self-directed learning, allowing students flexibility to choose topics and areas that they wish to focus on. In the final year you also have the chance to take an internship with the Welsh Parliament and a British Parliamentary Studies module, partly taught by expert staff from the Houses of Parliament.

There is a strong emphasis on employability and skills across the degree, 91% of graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2015). Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Our graduates are truly international and are employed all around the world.

They have careers in:

  • Government and politics
  • Education
  • Humanitarian organisations
  • Business
  • Media, communication, and public relations
  • Law
  • Public services

YOUR POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS WITH A YEAR ABROAD EXPERIENCE

We offer varied and flexible course content, so you can shape your Politics and International Relations degree to your own interests.

Topics include British and European politics, public policy, political theory and philosophy, electoral issues, democracy and International peace and conflict.

Teaching is informed by our world-leading research and you can attend seminars organised through our guest speaker programme.

You will have an academic mentor for any pastoral and academic support you may need.

POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS WITH A YEAR ABROAD EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Overall, Politics and International Relations students can go into a wide range of careers, including: Political analysis & strategy; political research; electoral office; public policy; local government and public administration; corporate governance; political communication; political risk analysis; lobbying and advocacy; diplomacy; international civil service work; Security sector work; international humanitarian work.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,900per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : BBB

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University has an international reach with staff, students, partnerships and research links stretching across the globe.
Swansea University campuses are vibrant and diverse with staff and students from over 130 different countries making up the friendly community.
By studying at Swansea University, students become part of a world-class research institution with grand ambitions.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 85 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    117 53%

    43rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    12th

    35

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