International Politics (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

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3 Years
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Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 29/03/2019

Choosing to study International Relations and Politics with us will provide you with an exciting and varied curriculum, as well as opportunities to apply your learning in international settings. Throughout this course, you will develop a critical understanding of contemporary issues such as threats to global security, the changing nature of international co-operation and power alignments, environmental politics, the future of democracy and the politics of communication. Our academic staff have a wide range of specialist research interests and you will learn in a friendly and supportive environment.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Course

Highlights

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Opportunities Abroad

As part of the compulsory, second-year International Field Module, you will have the opportunity to participate in an international field trip and apply your learning to international contexts. The trip is funded by the Faculty of Business and Law (subject to terms and conditions). Previous trips have been to Abu Dhabi, Athens and Berlin. You will need to allow an additional £70-100 for your expenses. You may need to purchase a visa for the study abroad trip.

Course Details

As a joint-honours’ student, you will complete half of your degree in International Politics, alongside another subject that you have chosen. This means that, each year, you will complete 60 credits with each of your subjects. Whilst, in the first year, your International Politics modules are compulsory, to ensure that you have a good foundation within the subject, in the remaining years, all your modules will be chosen by you; allowing you to develop your own interests.

This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the nature of contemporary international politics.

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Open Days

Discover your course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level and DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applicants as well as applications from mature students and those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

Although study in the Humanities/Social Sciences is a useful starting point for studying International Relations and Politics at degree level, it is not essential for you to have previously studied within this area.

For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Course Content

In your first year, the modules are designed so that you gain the necessary grounding of the subject and the analytical skills that will help you to successfully progress to Level 5. You will undertake an introduction to political theory; providing you with the conceptual tools for understanding the political world. You will engage in comparative analysis of the histories and political objectives of different countries as well as policies of political economy.
Those students studying Law as their other subject are exempt from the three modules described above. For Law, you will take four 20-credit Law modules (80 credits) in addition to only two 20-credit International Politics’ modules.

  • Politics in The UK (20 Credits)
    Module code: IRD1002
    Core Module N
  • States, Empires and The Changing Global Order (20 Credits)
    Module code: IRD1025
    Core Module N
  • Power and Vision: Introduction To Politics (20 Credits)
    Module code: IRD1026
    Core Module N

Module information is quoted for 18/19 currently. The course modules for 19/20 will be confirmed in Spring, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

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Facilities &

Special Features

  • Specialised Staff
  • Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to pursue your own interests through choosing from a range of optional modules. Our International Politics academics publish in their specialist fields and have a wide range of research interests which are reflected in the content of the courses, giving you the benefit of up-to-date scholarship and debate. Academic staff expertise includes political theory and philosophy, political engagement, comparative political systems and globalisation, political economy and international development. The global area specialisms of our staff are reflected in this course, allowing you to engage with a range of issues relating to the politics and power interactions around the world.

Fees & Funding

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full time: £9,250

Additional costs

The designated International Field trip is funded by the Faculty of Business and Law (subject to terms and conditions). You will need to allow an additional £70-100 for your expenses. You may need to purchase a visa for the study abroad trip.

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: 12,500

Additional costs

The designated International Field trip is funded by the Faculty of Business and Law (subject to terms and conditions). You will need to allow an additional £70-100 for your expenses. You may need to purchase a visa for the study abroad trip.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…


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Updated 29/03/2019

  • Choosing to study International Relations and Politics with us will provide you with an exciting and varied curriculum, as well as opportunities to apply your learning in international settings. Throughout this course, you will develop a critical understanding of contemporary issues such as threats to global security, the changing nature of international co-operation and power alignments, environmental politics, the future of democracy and the politics of communication. Our academic staff have a wide range of specialist research interests and you will learn in a friendly and supportive environment.

    We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

    *with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

    Course

    Highlights

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • As a joint-honours’ student, you will complete half of your degree in International Politics, alongside another subject that you have chosen. This means that, each year, you will complete 60 credits with each of your subjects. Whilst, in the first year, your International Politics modules are compulsory, to ensure that you have a good foundation within the subject, in the remaining years, all your modules will be chosen by you; allowing you to develop your own interests.

    This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the nature of contemporary international politics.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Opportunities Abroad

    As part of the compulsory, second-year International Field Module, you will have the opportunity to participate in an international field trip and apply your learning to international contexts. The trip is funded by the Faculty of Business and Law (subject to terms and conditions). Previous trips have been to Abu Dhabi, Athens and Berlin. You will need to allow an additional £70-100 for your expenses. You may need to purchase a visa for the study abroad trip.

    • Discover your course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level and DMM at BTEC. We welcome international applicants as well as applications from mature students and those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    Although study in the Humanities/Social Sciences is a useful starting point for studying International Relations and Politics at degree level, it is not essential for you to have previously studied within this area.

    For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

     

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • In your first year, the modules are designed so that you gain the necessary grounding of the subject and the analytical skills that will help you to successfully progress to Level 5. You will undertake an introduction to political theory; providing you with the conceptual tools for understanding the political world. You will engage in comparative analysis of the histories and political objectives of different countries as well as policies of political economy.
    Those students studying Law as their other subject are exempt from the three modules described above. For Law, you will take four 20-credit Law modules (80 credits) in addition to only two 20-credit International Politics’ modules.

    • Politics in The UK (20 Credits)
      Module code: IRD1002
      Core Module N
    • States, Empires and The Changing Global Order (20 Credits)
      Module code: IRD1025
      Core Module N
    • Power and Vision: Introduction To Politics (20 Credits)
      Module code: IRD1026
      Core Module N

    Module information is quoted for 18/19 currently. The course modules for 19/20 will be confirmed in Spring, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    Read more

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    • Specialised Staff
    • Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to pursue your own interests through choosing from a range of optional modules. Our International Politics academics publish in their specialist fields and have a wide range of research interests which are reflected in the content of the courses, giving you the benefit of up-to-date scholarship and debate. Academic staff expertise includes political theory and philosophy, political engagement, comparative political systems and globalisation, political economy and international development. The global area specialisms of our staff are reflected in this course, allowing you to engage with a range of issues relating to the politics and power interactions around the world.
  • 2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full time: £9,250

    Additional costs

    The designated International Field trip is funded by the Faculty of Business and Law (subject to terms and conditions). You will need to allow an additional £70-100 for your expenses. You may need to purchase a visa for the study abroad trip.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: 12,500

    Additional costs

    The designated International Field trip is funded by the Faculty of Business and Law (subject to terms and conditions). You will need to allow an additional £70-100 for your expenses. You may need to purchase a visa for the study abroad trip.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

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360° Tour