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BAInternational Politics (Major)

Aberystwyth University
United Kingdom, Aberystwyth
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Overview

In choosing to study for a degree in International Politics (Major) at Aberystwyth University you will be a part of an energetic and lively community in one of the best departments of its kind in the UK, graded ‘’excellent’’ for its quality of teaching. Simply put, the degree in International Politics (L240) explores who gets what on a global scale, how they get it, and why. You will discuss power and justice as well as conflict and co-operation. International Politics is fundamentally an interdisciplinary subject that draws on several subjects, including Politics, History, Philosophy, Law, Geography, and Sociology making our graduates highly employable.

This BA in International Politics (Major) is an innovative course in which you will develop a comprehensive understanding of global politics alongside the study of another subject. You will spend two-thirds of your time on the key debates and theories of politics in the global age, and one-third of your time on another subject of your choice.

One central advantage of a major/minor scheme such as this one is the fascinating way you can tailor your study, both in the politics options modules and in your minor subject.

Depending on your module choices, your international political study may include Revolution and Continuity in Political Philosophy; Power and Equality in the Third World; and Politics in Europe. In your final year you may tackle modules such as The Cold War and Intelligence and International Security. The content of the minor component of your degree programme will depend on the discipline and department which you choose.

Career opportunities

Your major/minor honours degree will make you a strong candidate for opportunities in International Politics and whichever field you enter with the minor component of your degree. Your political training will make you suitable for work as a public affairs consultant (lobbyist), politician’s assistant, government social research officer, social researcher or civil service fast streamer. Your skills would also be useful in the Diplomatic Service, local government, the charitable sector or in journalism as a political specialist.

Throughout your degree you will develop a wealth of core and other skills that can be easily transferred into almost any graduate or professional employment situation. For instance, you will learn to critically appraise historic political decision-making in case studies and apply the lessons in scenarios and papers. This sort of analysis and application of learning will equip you for any job in the political arena or in generic graduate employment.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States