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  • Objectives
    We aim to give students an in-depth understanding of politics and political issues, supported by a range of personal transferable skills, including communication and presentation skills, working in groups, writing reports and essays, gathering information and planning projects. Above all, the department provides a friendly and supportive environment for students.
  • Entry requirements
    -GCE/VCE A Levels - AAB -Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - AA+AB -Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers - AAAB-AABB/AAB-BBB -Irish Leaving Cert. - AABBB/ABBBB -BTEC Level N - 2 Distinctions and 1 Merit -International Baccalaureate - 35-32 points -Core Requirements - At least two GCE A Levels. If Politics is taken, a grade B is required.
  • Academic Title
    BA International Relations and Politics
  • Course description
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.


    Typical First Year Modules
    Module/Unit 

    -Introduction to Political Analysis 
    -British Politics
    -Comparing Modern Polities
    -Human Nature, Reason and Desire: An Introduction to Western Political Thought
    -The Globalisation of World Politics  
     
    Typical Second Year Modules
    Module/Unit 

    -Contemporary International Affairs 
    -International Relations Theory 
    -Political Analysis: Approaches and Methods
    -The Global Political Economy
    -Comparing Political Change: From Dictatorship to Democracy
    -Contemporary Political Theory
    -Foundations of Modern Political Thought
    -The Analysis of British Politics
    -The Making of New Labour 
    -The Politics and Government of the European Union  
     

    Typical Third Year Modules
    Module/Unit

    -Political Explanation 
    -Dissertation (Work Related) 
    -Dissertation in Political Analysis
    -Dissertation in Politics 
    -Building Democracies: Examples from Latin America 
    -Building Democracies: Examples from Latin America Project 
    -Civilisation, Empire and Hegemony
    -Civilisation, Empire and Hegemony: Project
    -Coercion, Consent and Ideology 
    -Coercion, Consent and Ideology Project 
    -Conservative Party and British Politics Project
    -Contemporary Rights Theory
    -Contemporary Rights Theory Project
    -Cuba in the Post-Bipolar World 
    -Cuba in the Post-Bipolar World Project 
    -Democracy in Britain: New Labour, New Constitution? 
    -Democracy in Britain: New Labour, New Constitution? Project
    -Development 
    -Development Project
    -Elections and Voting
    -Elections and Voting: Project 
    -Europeanisation 
    -Europeanisation Project 
    -Foreign Policy: Power and Persuasion 
    -Foreign Policy: Power and Persuasion Project 
    -Issues and Decision Making in British Politics 
    -Issues and Decision Making in British Politics Project
    -Migrants, Nations and States in Europe 
    -Migrants, Nations and States in Europe: Project
    -Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Asia
    -Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Asia: Project 
    -Politics and Public Policy in Germany
    -Politics and Public Policy in Germany: Project
    -Politics and the Passions: The Art of Living Project
    -Politics and the Passions: The Art of Living Project
    -Terrorism, Violence and the State
    -Terrorism, Violence and the State Project
    -The Conservative Party and British Politics 
    -The Political Economy of Africa 
    -The Political Economy of Africa Project 
    -The Political Thought of Niccolo Machiavelli
    -The Political Thought of Niccolo Machiavelli: Project
    -The Politics of International Trade
    -The Politics of International Trade Project
    -The Post-Industrial Utopians
    -The Post-Industrial Utopians Project
    -War and Peace 
    -War and Peace Project 
    -Women, Politics and Globalisation
    -Women, Politics and Globalisation Project

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