Politics and International Relations

Politics and International Relations

Get to the core of current political thinking. Politics and International Relations is part of the School of Law and Politics, which sits within the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics.

We have some places available on these courses to start in September 2017!

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Courses

The breadth of expertise from our Politics, Security and International Studies staff enables us to offer highly respected undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as a renowned research programme. We have expertise in the fields of international relations, security studies, legislative studies, the politics of the European Union, political economy, globalisation and global governance, and political theory.

Foundation year Year abroad Industrial placement Integrated Masters

Undergraduate

  • British Politics and Legislative Studies

    Gain an in-depth understanding of British parliamentary procedures and behaviours on a 12 month placement at Westminster.

  • History and Politics

    Enhance your knowledge of the human experience over the long term, to apply historical insights to the study of politics and governance today.

  • Law with Legislative Studies

    Learn to 'think like a lawyer' while applying your knowledge of legal and political science to broad social problems and challenges.

  • Law with Politics

    Study a qualifying law degree while gaining insight into how the law works in different political systems.

  • Philosophy and Politics

    Learn how to engage, debate, influence and lead. This programme teaches you to think about matters of fundamental importance from a wider perspective.

  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics

    One of the longest-running courses of its kind in the country, many of our students have gone on to careers in politics.

  • Politics

    Investigate and debate national and international affairs.

  • Politics and International Relations

    Politics and International Relations BA Hons, undergraduate course at the University of Hull

  • War and Security Studies

    Learn about the key challenges of warfare and security through our challenging three month placement at Westminster.

Postgraduate Taught


Postgraduate Research

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"What made my mind up was the staff and how knowledgeable and engaging they were."

Edward Chapman
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Why study at Hull?

From your first steps on campus until the day you graduate and beyond, we’re always working to bring you the very best experience, which means there are loads of reasons to make Hull the place to launch your career in politics. Take a look at just some of the benefits you’ll get when studying Politics, Security and International Studies at Hull:

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Students have the opportunity to take part in our Westminster placement scheme. The scheme has been running for 25 years and is the largest in the UK.

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There's a chance for students to visit Brussels as part of their degree, where they will get to see the inner workings of the European Union.

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The University of Hull has a long history of producing successful Politics graduates.

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Our Research

We're at the forefront of Law and Politics research, with our expertise and our interdisciplinary approach setting us apart.

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Employability

The employment prospects for Politics students are great - recent roles that our graduates have taken up have included Senior Assistant in the Prime Minister’s Political Office, Director of Communications for the Financial Times, Member of Parliament, and Head of Political Communications for the Labour Party

While you're studying, our Student and Graduate Centre for Professional Success is here to improve your chances of success. Working in tandem with the University's Careers and Employability service, we're committed to connecting our students with a wide range of employment-related opportunities, offering them the possibility to use their learning and skills to make a real difference.

*Data from Unistats.

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95%of politics 
students are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating*.

 

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Our Facilities

Facilities at the University of Hull are among the best in the field and are benefitting from considerable investment to make our overall offer second to none. We're always looking for new technologies and new ways to enhance the experience for both students and businesses.

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International Opportunities

To help you build an international perspective into your future academic or professional career, we provide a wide range of opportunities to experience the global business environment. Many Politics students are given the opportunity to gain valuable international experience as part of their degree. Options include a year abroad or a short summer school at one of our many partner institutions.

See where your degree can take you

Study at one of many of our international partner instituitons, in countries right across the world

 

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Business Engagement

We work with local and regional businesses to provide a range of services, from formal training to conference spaces. See how we can help your business.

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Now see for yourself

The best way to see if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit us. We hold Open Days throughout the year - the next one is on 7 October.

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Contact us

School of Law and Poltics 
  • University of Hull
  • Hull, UK
  • HU6 7RX