City University London

Course Introduction

The International Politics degrees at City help students find answers to the many questions about our changing world. 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. We also engage in theoretical debate on global politics in today's world. Graduates' skills are of relevance to all needing to know how their organisations fit into the world: governments and intergovernmental organisations, international nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and multinational companies. 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; global political issues in the 21st century; optional modules; introduction to sociology; understanding the modern world; micro and macro'economics; media history and politics; history and theory in psychology; contemporary issues in media studies; a language option; French, German or Spanish. Year 2: Core modules: theories and research in global politics; regional and economic international organisations; optional modules: international political economy; political change in Europe; religion in global politics; transnational social movements; understanding social change; media, culture and society; new media challenges; news and society; political sociology; culture, community and identity; global conflict and security. Year 3: Core modules: a supervised project in international politics; global governance; optional modules: the transnational women's movement; the global politics of development; gender and society; globalisation, social difference and human rights; migration, refugees and globalisation; American foreign policy; world media industry; the sociology of identity; international politics of the Middle East; politics of displacement.

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

Key Course Information

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100% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 97%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 75%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 69%

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

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 40
Studying 35
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 5

13% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 35%

Total Coursework: 65%

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

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