BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

International Politics

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

American political issues, the Holocaust, democracy, globalisation, Parties and Voters in the UK  – these are only some of the political aspects and key events you will be able to explore in detail as part of the course.

As well as providing a foundation in the approaches to, and theories of, politics and international relations, the programme will develop your understanding of the importance of politics in a globalising and integrating world.

Programme description

American political issues, the Holocaust, democracy, globalisation, Parties and Voters in the UK  – these are only some of the political aspects and key events you will be able to explore in detail as part of the course.

As well as providing a foundation in the approaches to, and theories of, politics and international relations, the programme will develop your understanding of the importance of politics in a globalising and integrating world.

Key Modules

Our students pursue a wide variety of jobs after graduating. Some Brunel graduates such as John McDonnell MP, or former Labour party general secretary Baroness McDonagh, opt for careers in politics. Others have joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Home Office, the Civil Service, GCHQ and military intelligence.

Our students pursue a wide variety of jobs after graduating. Some go into Politics and the civil service and have worked for Members of the Parliment such as John McDonnell MP, or former Labour party general secretary Baroness McDonagh.  Other graduates have joined Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Home Office, GCHQ and military intelligence.  Others work in the public and private sectors, law and NGOs whilst some graduates become researchers, teachers and librarians.

Module & Subject

The BSc consists of both compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.

Level 1

Compulsory

  • Research Design and Qualitative Methods in Politics
  • Modern Political Thought
  • Introduction to World Politics
  • Introduction to American Politics
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Conflict and Diplomacy since 1815

Level 2

Compulsory

  • Comparative Political Institutions
  • Political Geography
  • Theories of International Relations

Optional

Choose 3 from the following:

  • Democracy and Democratisation
  • US Foreign Policy
  • Issues in American Politics
  • Themes in the History of Modern Africa
  • The State of Revolution
  • Ancient Greek Political Thought
  • Unity and Cultural Diversity
  • National Security Intelliegence

Level 3

Compulsory

  • Dissertation
  • European Union Politics: Problems and Prospects
  • Globalisation and Governance

Optional

Choose 2 from the following:

  • Psychogeography
  • History of Political Philosophy
  • Empire, Imperialism and Hegemony
  • Media, Politics and Power in America
  • Marx and Marxism
  • Parties and Voters in the UK
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Parliamentary Studies
  • Fascism
  • Crisis and Critique
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

    • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
    • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
    • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  14800.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER