Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

The curriculum is advanced and reflects the most recent research in the discipline. Study in a warm, engaging environment with student'friendly academic and administrative staff. We have strong links with universities elsewhere in Europe, as well as in the USA and in Asia. You will be supported by a Personal Adviser who will guide you through your choice of course units, examinations and will advise you on your progress.

Course Modules

Politics Year 1: introduction to politics and government; introduction to international relations; classic and contemporary readings in politics and international relations; introduction to research methods in politics and international relations. Year 2: European integration since 1945; comparative political institutions; democracy in Britain; contemporary political theory; the politics of migration and ethnicity; modern political thought. Year 3: issues in contemporary Europe; political sociology; the politics of the internet and the information society; the politics of modern Germany; radical political theory; the politics of toleration; social justice: from theory to practice; comparative democracy and elections; issues in democratic theory; young people's politics; advanced seminar in British politics; advanced seminar in British politics 1; advanced seminar on British politics 2. International Relations Year 3: issues in contemporary Europe; the British in India (a social and political history); great powers and great debates in international politics; contemporary middle east politics; issues in United States foreign policy; advanced readings in global studies; comparative foreign policy; gendered communities (women and nationalism in the middle east, north Africa and south Asia); transnational security studies; resistance to global governance; the politics of Africa.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBBC
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher

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83% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 88%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 80%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 59%

£22,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 20
Studying 55
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 10

14% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 48%

Total Coursework: 46%

Total Practical: 6%

£4,300 - £5,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation