You will take Introduction to Politics and International Relations. You will also take a hands-on key skills course covering topics such as critical reading, essay writing, and understanding the media.
Politics students take an introductory political theory course and International Relations students take an international law course. Depending on degree, you will also take up to four optional courses of your choice.
In Year 2 you will study International Cooperation in Europe and Beyond, which examines how states cooperate in international organisations such as the European Union and the United Nations. You will also take Social and Political Theory and Social and Political Enquiry. You can also choose two outside courses.
In third year you will take courses on theories of international relations, global justice and citizenship and the approaches used in political science. International Relations students will also take International Political Economy or International Security as a core course.
In fourth year you choose four courses from the wide range available, and complete an honours dissertation of your choice.
2023 entry requirements
4 Highers at AAAA (minimum) but typically 5 Highers at AAAAA (by end of S5 preferred) including English.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) including English. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting by end S5.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Social and Political Science