What Will You Study

Exploring some of the themes, concepts and events that have shaped the contemporary political scene, you will begin your degree with our core module in Politics in the Modern World. You are also encouraged to take the optional module International Relations: theory and practice. During your degree, you will learn from academics many of whom are committed to both teaching and research. As you continue with your studies, you will increasingly specialise through a varied range of modules which focus on topical questions concerning government and politics in Britain, Europe and the world. In the second year and third years you will be able to choose from a broad range of options, such as: The Politics of Race; Modern Political Thought; Politics and History of the Middle East; International Relations, Security and Sustainability; Politics of Development and Global Changes; Understanding Key Economic Concepts; Issues in Contemporary Politics and Philosophy. For more details and options, please see the PPR department website. In your final year, you have the opportunity to undertake a sustained investigation of a specific political subject that interests you via the dissertation option.