StudyQA — Bachelor: Politics and International Relations with a Year in North America — University of Kent at Canterbury

Politics and International Relations with a Year in North America

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 12.5k / Academic year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2022
StudyQA ranking:2118 Duration:48 months

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Description

This exciting programme combines all the strengths of our three-year BA degree in Politics and International Relations with the unique opportunity to spend a year in North America, either on an approved work placement or at one of our partner insitutions in Canada or the United States. This programme aims to develop your intercultural awareness and understanding and will introduce you to a range of different academic and professional cultures.

You spend the first two years and the final year at Kent (Stage 1, 2 and 3) and the third year (Stage A) in North America. This programme will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, however you also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

We have a wide range of partner institutions across North America with multiple institutions in Canada and the USA including: Ontario, California, Massechsetts, New York and Virginia.

Independent rankings

In the 2013 National Student Survey, 90% of Politics students were satisfied with the quality of their course. And in The Guardian University Guide 2014 Politics was ranked 4th for student satisfaction.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Credits Total Kent credits: 360
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to International Politics
  • Introduction to Political Thought
  • Introduction to Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan
  • Analysing British Politics Today
  • International History and International Relations
  • Globalisation and World Politics

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

  • International Organisation: The UN System
  • Political Research and Analysis
  • Comparative Politics: Dictatorship and Democracy

Year abroad

You spend your year abroad on an approved work placement or studying at one of our partner institutions in Canada or the United States. Students studying at a partner university take approved modules equivalent to 120 Kent credits, leading to a total of 360 credits for Stages 2, A and 3. For further details of the modules available at our partner universities, please consult the relevant Academic Co-ordinator. You can obtain a list of co-ordinators from the Politics School office or the International Development office.

Possible modules may include:

  • Politics and International Relations Year Abroad Mark 1
  • Politics and International Relations Year Abroad Mark 2

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

  • Terrorism and Political Violence
  • Politics of The Middle East
  • Understanding US Foreign Policy: War, Trans- formation and Terror
  • Conflict and Security in Africa
  • Political Behaviour in Britain
  • Humanitarian Communication
  • Market States and Post Democracy
  • Presidents, Parliaments and Democracy
  • Politics in the Classroom
  • Marxism
  • Politics of Deeply Divided Societies
  • Humans at War
  • The Rise of China
  • Resistance, Suffering and Leadership: The Political Lives of DGandhi, M
  • International Conflict and Cooperation
  • Japan in the World
  • The Contemporary Politics of Japan
  • Ethics in International Relations
  • Foreign Policy Analysis and Management
  • Europe and the World
  • Post Communist Russia
  • Specialist Dissertation (2 units)
  • Rights, Freedoms and Individualism:Contemporary Liberalism in Question
  • Engendering Politics:Feminist Contributions to Political Theory
  • Governance & Politics of Contemporary China
  • European Security Co-operation since 1945
  • Comparative European Politics
  • Politics of the European Union
  • Policy-making in the EU
  • The Politics of Trust (in the USA)
  • Contemporary Politics and Government in the United States
  • East European Politics
  • Modern Political Thought
  • The International Politics of Global Climate Change
  • Conflict Analysis and Northern Ireland: History, Politics & Culture
  • Advanced Topics in Politics and International Relation
  • Religion and International Politics
  • War and Peace in International Society
  • International Political Economy
  • Conservatism: Politics and International Relations of the Right
  • International Security
  • Advanced Analysis of British Politics

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.

Requirements

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

Qualification Typical offer/minimum requirement
  • A level: BBB
  • Access to HE Diploma: The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma): The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.
  • International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall or 15 at HL

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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