City University London

Course Introduction

The Department of International Politics was launched in 2006, having evolved from the Department of Sociology, which specialises in globalisation. As a result, International Politics at City includes not only intergovernmental relations but also the intersociety relations of non'governmental organisations (NGOs). Students will gain a broad understanding of local, national and global social relations. We are a growing community of students and academics dedicated to exploring power, global transformations and new challenges in the 21st century. Our expert staff are at the leading edge of contemporary debates concerning international diplomacy, finance, civil society, security, religion, migration and many other public policy issues across all continents. International Politics students can undertake work placements between the second and third years of their degree. Advice is provided in the first term of the second year to students interested in taking up this option. The degree title then awarded is BSc (Hons) International Politics or International Politics and Sociology 'with Integrated Professional Training'. A wide range of study abroad opportunities is available. Students have taken up study abroad opportunities at a range of universities including the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Northeastern University, Boston, USA, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

Course Modules

Year 1: Core modules: theories of global politics; actors in global politics; introduction to sociology; understanding the modern world. Year 2: Core modules: theories and research in global; research methods workshop; elective modules from: international politics; international political economy; political change in Europe; regional and economic international organisations; religions in global politics; transnational social movements; global conflict and security; elective modules from: understanding social change; new media challenges; news and society; media, culture and society; key issues in criminology; political sociology; transnational social movements. Year 3: Core modules: supervised project either in international politics or sociology; international politics elective modules: American foreign policy; the global politics of development; global governance; international politics of the Middle East; politics of displacement; sociology elective modules: gender and society; globalisation, social difference and human rights; migration, refugees and globalisation; sociology of sexualities; world media industry; the sociology of identity.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBB-ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBBB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 32
  • SQA Higher
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • Tariff 128
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma

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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 74%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 76%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 71%

£23,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 65
Studying 15
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 0

13% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 21%

Total Coursework: 75%

Total Practical: 3%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation