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BA in International Politics and Global Development (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , International Politics

Course Description

What does international politics look like when we view it from beyond the developed world? We start our thinking about global politics and development with our intellectual feet deliberately planted outside the powerful, prosperous and dominant West in order to bring a fresh, questioning attitude to the study of world politics. The degree provides insights into the political, social, economic, and cultural changes affecting the developing world and emerging powers. It challenges the Eurocentric narratives of international politics by studying the interconnectedness of the developed and developing powers, engaging with marginalized issues and voices, as well as exploring the emerging global powers in Latin America, South Asia and the Far East. You will also study key issues such as colonialism, inequality, development, gender, identity, political economy, culture, race, religion, resistance and social movements. 

 

What does international politics look like when we view it from beyond the developed world? We start our thinking about global politics and development with our intellectual feet deliberately planted outside the powerful, prosperous and dominant West in order to bring a fresh, questioning attitude to the study of world politics. The degree provides insights into the political, social,...

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Course Content

In your first year you will have the opportunity to explore;

  • A range of perspectives and approaches to the study of international politics, including alternative ways of ‘making sense’ of politics and international politics;
  • The development and progress of international relations during the twentieth century;
  • The different methodologies to analyse topical issues in international and domestic politics;
  • Political theory & key political ideas;
  • Contemporary political problems and how they are portrayed;
  • Key issues facing the Social World.

In your second and third year you will opportunity to study:  

  • Key concepts and issues in International Politics and Global Development;
  • Issues surrounding global inequalities, globalisation, and international political economy;
  • Regional politics such as in Latin America, the Middle East and the so called BRICs;
  • Key issues such as  gender, sexuality, poverty, race and religion in global and regional politics;
  • And undertake a compulsory dissertation in the final year to demonstrate your substantive knowledge in your chosen subject area.

In your first year you will have the opportunity to explore; A range of perspectives and approaches to the study of international politics, including alternative ways of ‘making sense’ of politics and international politics; The development and progress of international relations during the twentieth...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 128

A Levels ABB-BCC

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-MMM

International Baccalaureate:
30-28

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall

UCAS Tariff 104 - 128 A Levels ABB-BCC GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh BTEC National Diploma: DDM-MMM International Baccalaureate: 30-28 European Baccalaureate: 75%-65%...

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Assessment Methods

We assess our students through essays, reports, examinations, book reviews, learning logs and presentations.

We assess our students through essays, reports, examinations, book reviews, learning logs and presentations.