Cardiff University, Wales

International Relations and Politics (BSc Econ)

Cardiff University, Wales
In Cardiff

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International Relations is a branch of Political Science that examines the role of states, international alliances, non-governmental organisations and multinational companies in an increasingly globalised world. As part of this degree programme at Cardiff, you will have the opportunity to focus on global politics and world affairs as well as having the opportunity to attend a lecture series hosted by the University on International Relations & International Law, which has featured high profile speakers from institutions such as NATO and the UN Security Council.
Grades AAB from a combination of 2 A levels and the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma Core

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King Edward VII Avenue, South Glamorgan, CF10 3XQ, Cardiff, Wales
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What you'll learn on the course

International Relations
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Course programme

The Politics and International Relations degree programme at Cardiff takes three years to complete.The first year is an introductory year. It is the results of the second and final years of study that determine your degree classification. The degree is made up of compulsory modules as well as optional modules, allowing you to tailor your degree to reflect your specific interests. A particular feature is the option of writing a dissertation in your final year. This is highly regarded by employers because it indicates that you can do original research.

Year one

You will study 120 credits in your first year, from the list of available modules below.

Core modulesModule titleModule codeCreditsIntroduction to GovernmentPL919920 creditsIntroduction to European IntegrationPL919820 creditsIntroduction to International RelationsPL919520 creditsOptional modules

Module titleModule codeCreditsIntroduction to Political SciencePL919420 creditsIntroduction to GlobalisationPL919720 creditsY Da, Drwg a'r Gwleidyddol - The Good, the Bad and the PoliticalPL919320 creditsIntroduction to Political ThoughtPL919620 creditsYear two

The numbers of modules you take in Year 2 will depend on whether you are studying towards a Single Honours or Joint Honours Politics degree. Optional modules in Year 2 currently include:

Optional modules

Module titleModule codeCreditsBritish Politics since 1945PL928720 creditsInternational Security - Concepts and IssuesPL928820 creditsDemocracy in Crisis?PL928920 creditsPolitics and Policies of the European UnionPL929020 creditsJustice & Politics: Contemporary Political TheoryPL929120 creditsGlobal JusticePL929220 creditsConducting Political ResearchPL929620 creditsInternational Law in a Changing WorldPL929920 creditsPolitical Thought from Marx to NietzschePL929320 creditsO'r Groegiaid i GymruPL928520 creditsCredoau'r CymryPL928620 creditsPolitical Thought from Machiavelli to RousseauPL929420 creditsInternational Security: Concepts & IssuesPL920820 creditsGlobal JusticePL909220 creditsPolitics International ExchangePL926060 creditsYear three

The numbers of modules you take in Year 3 will depend on whether you are studying towards a Single Honours or Joint Honours Politics degree. Optional modules in Year 3 currently include:

Optional modules

Module titleModule codeCreditsInternational Relations DissertationPL938520 creditsElections in the UKPL938720 creditsModern Welsh PoliticsPL938820 creditsEuropean Mind in the 20th CenturyPL939020 creditsCyfiawnder Byd-eangPL937720 creditsCenedlaetholdeb, Crefydd a Chyfiawnder: Hanes Athroniaeth yr 20fed Ganrif yng NghymruPL937820 creditsPolitics DissertationPL938620 creditsUS Government and PoliticsPL937420 creditsGlobal International Organisation in World PoliticsPL939120 creditsInternational Politics of the Middle EastPL937520 creditsThe Limits of Ethics in International RelationsPL937620 creditsParliamentary Studies ModulePL938020 creditsDevolution in Practice: Welsh Law and Politics Work PlacementPL931020 creditsThe History of Thought in International RelationsPL931120 creditsPolitical Economy and the Devolved UKPL931220 creditsFemale Voices in Political TheoryPL931320 creditsJustice and the Politics of International LawPL939720 creditsFree Speech in a Multicultural SocietyPL931420 creditsThe Politics of Violence and the Violence of PoliticsPL931520 credits The University is committed to providing a wide range of module options where possible, but please be aware that whilst every effort is made to offer choice this may be limited in certain circumstances. This is due to the fact that some modules have limited numbers of places available, which are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, while others have minimum student numbers required before they will run, to ensure that an appropriate quality of education can be delivered; some modules require students to have already taken particular subjects, and others are core or required on the programme you are taking. Modules may also be limited due to timetable clashes, and although the University works to minimise disruption to choice, we advise you to seek advice from the relevant School on the module choices available.

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