=149 th
World University Rankings 2021
101–200 th
Impact Rankings 2020
101-125 th
World Reputation Rankings 2020
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Politics with Year Abroad - Durham University

Teaching is at the centre of the activities of the School of Government and International Affairs and you will enjoy a vibrant and challenging intellectual environment. The School places great importance on research-led teaching, which integrates new and cutting-edge research into the curriculum and introduces you to a variety of research-oriented skills and research-based projects. Undergraduate teaching is structured around three main streams: Political Thought, Political Institutions, and International Relations. You will move from generalist courses in these areas in your early years to more specialised options in Politics which explore the diverse and dynamic politics of the contemporary world. Modules in the second and third years reflect the research expertise of the School’s members of staff. Such areas include, but are not limited to European Politics, Political Thought, Middle East Politics, the Politics of East Asia and International Theory. **Year 1 Compulsory modules:** Researching Politics and International Relations Political Theory Comparative Politics Democratic Political Systems. Plus two of the following: International Security, Interdependence and Organisation Global Regions in International Relations Introduction to International Relations OR ONE module offered by another department OR one module offered by the Centre for Foreign Language Study. **Year 2 Compulsory modules:** Research Project EITHER Foundations of Western Political Thought OR Analytical Politics. Optional modules: You can choose four of the following which can include the one above not chosen previously. These may vary annually but in the past have included: International Theory / The Politics of Pacific Asia / International Organisations / Global Political Economy / Introduction to Politics and International Relations of the Middle East / European Politics / One module offered by another department OR one module offered by the Centre for Foreign Language Study. **Year 3** Single Honours Politics (Year Abroad) is broadly similar to the Politics BA (Hons), but with an additional year abroad at a university in Italy, France, Spain, Holland, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Morocco or Israel through the ERASMUS programme. We also have overseas exchange programmes with universities in the USA, Canada, China and Singapore. Students apply for a one-year study placement in these institutions at the end of their first year. **Year 4** Compulsory module: Dissertation (Double). Plus four optional modules from a list which may vary annually but in the past have included: The American Presidency / The Ethics of Violence in International Relations / Theories of Liberty / China in Global Political Economy / One module offered by another department. We review course structures and core content (in light of e.g. external and student feedback) every year, and will publish finalised core requirements for 2020 entry from September 2019. For more information on this course, please see our website.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Van Mildert College,DurhamUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,250