501–600 th
World University Rankings 2021
=73 rd
Impact Rankings 2020
61 st
Young University Rankings 2012
Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

International Relations and Politics - Keele University

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both International Relations and Politics. Politics is of vital importance to all of us in our daily lives. It concerns fundamental choices about the ways in which societies are organised and the way we are governed, both within nations and in the global community. You will be taught by researchers in the fields of international relations and politics, doing cutting edge research in key issues relevant to your studies and working experience. Whether you want to understand the crisis in the Middle East or climate change, you need to understand both the internal politics of the countries involved as well as how different groups interact across borders. A degree in International Relations and Politics at Keele will equip you with the necessary tools to understand and explain how power operates and how we might begin to tackle these issues. You will study contemporary and policy relevant issues such as democracy, global inequality, protest, globalisation, regime change, energy security, environmental sustainability, human rights and gender politics. You can underpin these issues through an in-depth study of particular countries such as Britain, the United States of America and Russia as well as regions in Europe, Eurasia, Africa and the Middle East. As an International Relations and Politics graduate, there will be many career possibilities available to you. Our graduates are to be found in a wide range of jobs from commerce to industry as well as government, the civil service, journalism, law, security services, political research, diplomacy and teaching. Some of our well-known graduates include Laurence Mann, the political private secretary to David Cameron, Jonty Bloom, Business correspondent for the BBC, Farah Faisal, High Commissioner for the Maldives and Paul Rimmer, Director at the Ministry of Defence. You can gain an enhanced degree title that includes a foreign language competency. You can also graduate with an internationally recognised qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) by taking a series of four linked elective modules as part of your degree. If you do an International Year abroad, you will also graduate with an enhanced degree title, for example, ‘BA (Hons) in International Relations and Politics with International Year’.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,KeeleUnited 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