Politics

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:36 months
Local:$ 9k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 12.5k / 1 Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:207

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Description

 

 

 

 

Politics and international relations is an exciting, fast-changing, broad-based discipline.

Our programmes are extremely flexible and offer extensive module choice, reflecting the research interests of our staff, including conflict resolution, comparative politics, European integration, ethnic conflict, terrorism, the theory of international relations, political theory, and the politics of countries such as China, Japan, Russia and the USA.

This is our most flexible BA degree programme. It gives you a solid foundation in the subject and allows you to tailor your own pathway according to your interests and needs.

The programme aims to enable students to understand and use the concepts, approaches and methods of politics to develop an understanding of their contested nature and the problematic character of inquiry in the discipline. We seek to develop students’ capacities to think critically about political events, ideas and institutions, while ensuring that students acquire knowledge and understanding of political analysis in a supportive and responsive learning environment.

At the end of the programme students will be able to gather, organise and expand upon evidence, data and information from a variety of primary and secondary sources. They will be able to identify, investigate and analyse solutions to problems as well as developing reasoned arguments and exercising critical judgement.

Careers

Through your study, you acquire many of the key qualities that graduate employers expect, including: the ability to plan and organise projects; to analyse and summarise complex material, and to express your opinions coherently and with sensitivity. Those students who choose to take advantage of our study abroad options find it gives them a definite advantage in the employment market.

Recent graduates have gone into areas such as teaching, publishing, practical politics, local and central government, the diplomatic service, EU administration, financial services, non-governmental organisations, journalism, international business or international organisations. Many have also gone on to postgraduate study.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee

  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)

Part-time: EEA: £4,500; Non-EEA: £6,240

Start date September 2015 28 September Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS

 

  • Total Kent credits: 360
  • Total ECTS credits: 180

Credits 360

 

 

  • Total Kent credits: 360
  • Total ECTS credits: 180

Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test

 

  • English

Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Course structure

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:

  • Analysing British Politics Today
  • Introduction to Political Thought
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

  • Comparative Politics: Dictatorship and Democracy
  • Political Research and Analysis

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

  • The Rise of China
  • Resistance, Suffering and Leadership
  • International Conflict and Cooperation
  • 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
  • International Organisation: The UN System
  • 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
  • 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

Requirements

Home/EU students

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

International students

The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

 

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.

 

 

 

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