Politics and International Studies

Study Politics and International Studies in the United Kingdom

Politics and International Studies at the University of Hull



 

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What can I Study?

Politics

BA (3 years)

Politics and International Relations

BA (3 years)

International Relations with International Political Economy

BA (3 years)

War and Security Studies



BA (3 years)


British Politics and Legislative Studies



BA (4 years)

European Government and Politics



BA (3 years)

Public Policy



BA (3 years)

History and Politics (joint degree)

BA (3 years)

Philosophy and Politics (joint degree)



BA (3 years)

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

(joint degree)



BA (3 years)


Admissions Tutor

Dr Cristina Leston-Bandeira

(email

C.C.Leston-Bandeira@hull.ac.uk )


Why Should I Study Politics at Hull?

Politics is an exciting subject. The challenges posed by international terrorism, environmental degradation, the international drugs trade and money laundering are all political, and studying politics will help you understand them better. Politics profoundly affects the lives of millions of people, and Politics graduates acquire a breadth and depth of knowledge and skills appropriate to a wide and attractive range of professions.

Numerous national and international surveys confirm that our Department has long been regarded as one of the finest in Europe. We offer a wide and fascinating range of programmes, our research is internationally renowned, our employer networks are second to none, and the Quality Assurance Agency recently awarded us a near perfect score of 23 out of 24 points for teaching quality.

At Hull we take a practical as well as theoretical approach to study. That's why we allow members of all our programmes to apply for a term as an intern, working for a Westminster MP or another senior public figure at Westminster or elsewhere. We have excellent support structures, and many students returning from Westminster tell us that this has been one of the most important and enjoyable experiences of their lives, and especially helpful in securing employment after graduation.

What Will I Study?
Our degree pattern includes core and elective teaching. Just email us on admissions@hull.ac.uk

for the Politics Brochure or consult our Website at http://www.h

ull.ac.uk /pas/
for a list of modules. Depending on your degree, available modules will include:


Year 1



Conflict, Terrorism and Security in the New International Order



Human Nature, Society and the State

Year 2



Conflict and Consensus in European Politics



Democratic Theory

Year 3



The Contemporary House of Commons



The Evil Empire: Sources of Extremism in Modern European Literature and Politics

Tell Me More About your Degree Programmes

Our internationally renowned Politics degree gives you a broad understanding of the discipline. After an introduction to the discipline it lets you tailor your learning by choosing your own modules from the many on offer in Hull's celebrated elective system. Fascinated by politics but not sure you want to specialise yet? This could be for you.

Our popular Politics and International Relations degree gives you a firm grounding in international relations and organisations, strategy and security. We take you behind the headlines to study in depth topics such as wealth, poverty, international and non-governmental organisations and military strategy - the issues that drive international politics today.

International Relations with International Political Economy

is attractive to many international as well as United Kingdom students. If you hope to work in international organisations, multinational corporations or the media this degree can help you achieve your goal.

War and Security Studies

is an exciting new degree which is much in demand. You will come to understand the nature and political functions of war and armed conflict. Whatever your views we will encourage you to express them by creating an open atmosphere which facilitates free debate and friendly controversy.

In our unique four-year BA British Politics and Legislative Studies you will spend your third year at Westminster doing fieldwork and taking academic seminars. You will work closely with an experienced MP such as (to give some recent examples) William Hague, Chris Smith, Austin Mitchell, Michael Howard, Virginia Bottomley, Ann Widdecombe and Stephen Twigg. As a bonus, when you graduate you may qualify for the prestigious Licentiateship of the City and Guilds Institute.

European Government and Politics

is another exciting new degree. The rediscovery of Europe, both East and West, remains an imperative for European governments and policy-makers. So if you are keen to have a better understanding of the new Europe that has emerged since the collapse of the Berlin Wall this could be the choice for you.

Our BA in Public Policy will be a big step towards a career in public service management, public or private sector policy analysis and international or humanitarian non-governmental organisations. Among the topics you will study are globalisation and its impact on domestic policy, and the increasing role of transnational corporations in policy development.

How Will I Learn?

Small group seminars

of around 8-12 students are a particular feature of our teaching. Lectures will give you basic information and sometimes a lot more - you may even find yourself in a dramatic simulation of an international negotiation! In seminars and tutorials you will explore, analyse and criticise, often expanding into related, even surprising, areas. And it is there that you will hone those transferable skills so vital to employment prospects - in public speaking, teamwork, debate, marshalling evidence and academic analysis.

What Are You Looking For in a Candidate?

Because your application will be considered on its merits we do not make a standard offer. As a guideline, however, for students with A levels we normally expect 3 passes at around BCC, except for British Politics and Legislative Studies (BBB) and Politics and International Relations (BBC). We take Key Skills into account as an additional consideration but do not require it.

We have no preference as to what you have studied and you need not be taking Politics - actually our best students have included disaffected scientists. This flexibility reflects the fact that though our academic expectations are high we are keen to attract you if you have 'something extra' to offer, whether by way of life experience or breadth of interest. So if you are not a standard A-level entrant don't worry: we will look after you carefully, and you will be amazed how quickly things will fall into place.

What do Previous Graduates do?

Our graduates are well-equipped for a wide range of employment: from journalism and television to law, from the UN/EU to international charities. And - you never know - you may even end up following other Hull graduates into the House of Commons.

Our graduates are in strong demand with ?blue chip' employers in the United Kingdom and internationally. While many politics departments can justifiably boast that most of their graduates get a job of some kind only a few can honestly claim that their graduates get the very best jobs. Hull is proud to be among those that can. Our Directory of Graduates in Public Affairs is a vital networking tool, distributed free to finalists and graduates. It tells you who is working where, with contact addresses for everyone listed. We are delighted that Hull graduates help Hull graduates, and not surprised that the phrase 'Hull Mafia' is commonly heard in the corridors of the Palace of Westminster and elsewhere.



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Hull, HU6 7RX



United Kingdom

By phone:


01482 466209 (United Kingdom direct line)



+44-1482 466209 (International direct line)





By fax:


01482 466208 (United Kingdom)



+44-1482466208 (Overseas)



By email:

admissions@hull.ac.uk

or

C.C.Leston-Bandeira@hull.ac.uk

 

 
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