Develop a reflective understanding of the world of politics in a local, national and international context. Learn about the key theories, ideologies and developments that shape the current political climate in the UK and overseas.
Why study Politics and International Relations?
By studying Politics and International Relations, you will develop communication, critical thinking and research skills that will enable you to pursue your career of choice after graduating.The degree prepares you to act as critically reflective, employment-ready citizens in public service, politics and civil society.
This course will equip you to pursue diplomatic, developmental and political careers, and reach executive positions. The course supports this aim through a combination of rigorous intellectual work with applied projects mentored by industry professionals.
You will develop an applied understanding of the complex relationship between political theorising, international relations and diplomatic practice. The course will strengthen your ability to compare political situations, institutions and movements across countries.
Why St Mary's?
Politics and International Relations is part of an exciting suite of politics courses - designed in consultation with leading figures from the world of politics, public communication and policy - that also includes:
The degrees harness our distinctive London location. This global city is the national political and administrative capital, and an international hub for politics, policy and communications.
Teaching methods include lectures, individual study and seminars. We ensure that learning is tailored to support your studies.
Particular features of this course include projects, consultancy and team-based intensive learning, as well as work-based learning and community exposure experiences. These will be enhanced by tutorials, access to mentors, the development of applied skills, and guided learning through our virtual learning environment.
The course assessment strategy is designed to promote the development of skills and abilities that will be useful to you in pursuing your goals after university.
In addition to completing academic essays, research reports and presentations, you will also complete assessments involving digital content. Classroom contributions, oral examinations and team presentations will also be used to assess modules.
- St Mary's University has a 95% success rate for graduates ﬁnding employment or further study within six months (HESA, 2017)
- Designed in collaboration with leading politics, public communication and policy professionals
- Taught by a mix of expert academics and industry professionals, offering the best possible balance of academic and practical expertise
- Options to study abroad and undertake industry work placements
- Taught on our historic campus in Twickenham, easily accessible from central London by public transport