We offer a wide range of optional modules so you can choose to study topics that reflect your interests. Examples of topics you can explore include inequality, critical security studies and European political integration. 95% of students said our teaching staff were very good or good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2023, 95% of respondents studying BA Politics and International Relations).
You can take modules from outside politics and international relations, such as history and philosophy, throughout your degree. You have the option to undertake a joint degree with us and another school or department at the University.
We also offer innovative, hands-on modules where you can develop relevant, practical skills and gain real-world experience of politics and international relations in action. These include opportunities to participate in overseas conferences and crisis simulations, and even work on a radio show.