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COURSE OVERVIEW

  • Examine the impact of politics on society from perspectives including business, climate change, nationalism, gender and non-governmental organisations
  • Discuss and debate the key contemporary issues at global and local levels
  • Complete optional work and/or volunteer placements for practical experience to apply to your learning

Politics and International Relations at Winchester examines government and society at the local, regional, and global level, enabling you to critically evaluate key issues and debates that are of vital importance in our ever-changing world.

In order to understand contemporary international politics, you explore government and society from the perspective of state organisations, non-state bodies, and international institutions and groups.

You consider a variety of relevant contemporary topics including, but not limited to, war and conflict; climate change; trade and finance; the rise of populist politics; big power politics; and the United Nations’ Security Council. As part of your studies, you gain the skills necessary to evaluate critically the key issues and debates involved.

The core modules encourage you to engage with the interests and research specialisms of staff while allowing space for discussion of contemporary issues that are of the upmost importance in a rapidly changing world. The optional Independent Study (Work Placement) module gives you the opportunity to build a wide range of transferable skills and personal networks to enhance your employment opportunities.

You study core modules including Theories of International Relations, Key Issues in Global Politics, Research Methods and Skills, and either Independent Study (Dissertation) or Independent Study (Volunteering). Optional modules include Political Futures, Thucydides, E.H.Carr and Power Transition in International Politics, Political Economy of Money and Finance, and Gender and National Security.

This course is excellent preparation for a career in government and civil society, marketing, research or research development.

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Careers

This course is suitable if you are interested in a career in government and civil society, marketing, research or research development.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Learning and teaching

Start date: September

Location

Taught elements of the course take place on campus, Winchester

Assessment

Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.

We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Feedback

We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or relevant professional experience.
If English is not your first langauge: IELTS 6.0 (including 5.5 in academic writing) or equivalent.

Course enquiries and applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234

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International students

If you are living outside of the UK or Europe, you can find out more about how to join this course by emailing our International Recruitment Team at International@winchester.ac.uk or calling +44 (0)1962 827023

Applications need to be submitted before the 31 May 2021. Late applications can be accepted throughout the remainder of the application year, for more information see our How to Apply section.

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Explore our campus and find out more about studying at Winchester by coming to one of our Open Evenings.

Year 1 (Level 7)

Modules Credits

Key Issues in Global Politics 40
Introduction to International Relations Theories 20
Political Economy of Money and Finance 20
Research Methods and Skills 20
Optional Modules
  • Security Studies 20 credits
  • Gender and National Security 20 credits
  • Utopias and Dystopias: Political Pasts, Presents and Futures 20 credits
  • Applied Work Placement in Politics and International Relations or Dissertation 60 credits

Optional Credits

Key Issues in Global Politics 40
Introduction to International Relations Theories 20
Political Economy of Money and Finance 20
Research Methods and Skills 20
Optional Modules
  • Security Studies 20 credits
  • Gender and National Security 20 credits
  • Utopias and Dystopias: Political Pasts, Presents and Futures 20 credits
  • Applied Work Placement in Politics and International Relations or Dissertation 60 credits

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions.
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.

Progression from one level of the programme to the next is subject to meeting the University’s academic regulations.

2022 Course Tuition Fees

UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

Full-time entry | £8,550
Part-time entry | £4,275 p/a

Total Cost | £8,550

International Students

Full-time entry | £14,800
Part-time entry | £7,400 p/a

Total Cost | £14,800

ADDITIONAL COSTS

As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.

Mandatory

Printing and Binding

The University is pleased to offer our students a free printing allowance of £20 each academic year. This will print around 500 A4 mono pages. If students wish to print more, printer credit can be topped up by the student. The University and Student Union are champions of sustainability and we ask all our students to consider the environmental impact before printing. Our Reprographics team also offer printing and binding services, including dissertation binding which may be required by your course with an indicative coast of £1.50-£3.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES AND AWARDS

We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards.

 

Key course details

Duration
Full-time 1 year Part-time 2 years
Typical offer
Normally a first or second-class Honours degree
Location
On campus, Winchester