Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Open to international students only, our BA Politics and International Relations (with International Foundation Year) is suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for an undergraduate degree. This four'year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of undergraduate study. International students who are admitted to this programme will normally be eligible for a four'year CAS and student visa. This will last the duration of the degree. Our English language and academic skills modules supplement your academic subjects. This degree provides a grounding in some of the major aspects of politics and international relations (IR): IR theory, international systems and global governance political theory, UK and European politics and international political economy. We offer a distinctive approach that combines the study of politics and international relations, giving you the opportunity to gain broad knowledge and experience of both disciplines. We'll de'familiarise you from what you think you already know, and encourage you to look at politics and international relations from a critical perspective. You'll be able to choose from an unusually wide range of module options, from Art, War, Terror and An(other) Japan to Finance and the Global Economy and Colonialism and Non'Western Thought. We have a lively events programme that attracts renowned speakers, meaning that you'll have the opportunity to hear the latest political arguments, theories and ideas. Our unique work placement module gives students the opportunity to gain work experience relevant to the degree. We offer exciting study abroad opportunities through the programme. We've been recognised as one of the UK's top political universities as voted for by students (Which? University 2014).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

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