Gain insight into the different political perspectives behind today’s international issues. With a course rated excellent by The Sunday Times, you’ll discover how you can influence policy and society – learn about the thoughts, feelings and motivations behind behaviour and study how people think, act, react and interact with the psychology minor. Network, debate and put your skills into practice by working or studying abroad in Europe, Canada or the USA through our exchange programme. You’ll be inspired by teaching rooted in research, and stay up-to-date with the current issues shaping global politics. You will engage with contemporary international issues and take part in exclusive events, film screenings and lectures, through the student-run Politics and International Affairs society (PIA Soc). You will differentiate yourself in an international sector with industry experience. * Focus on the diversity of the international world, in particular post 1945 developments and the processes of globalisation. These twin themes will be reflected and addressed in sessions on international political economy, international security and the third world. * Shape your own study path with an exciting range of psychology modules including the psychology of everyday experience, health and cognition and biological and cognitive psychology. * Travel the world through our international student exchange programme. From the Czech Republic and Poland, to Canada and the USA, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to gain insights into international relations worldwide. * Be inspired by teaching rooted in research. Our staff are leading experts in their fields, and through our Politics and International Studies research group, you’ll stay up-to-date with the current issues shaping global politics. Our team’s areas of expertise include popular protest in the Middle East, British and American foreign policy, development in Africa, global environmental politics, security studies and the politics of the European Union. * Engage with contemporary international issues and take part in exclusive events, film screenings and lectures, through the student-run Politics and International Affairs society (PIA Soc). * Benefit from a course which received excellent ratings for teaching and student satisfaction, in the Guardian’s University Guide 2015 (within the subject league table for Politics). * Differentiate yourself in an international sector with industry experience. As journalists, politicians' assistants, and public affairs consultants, our graduates have gone on to work for the European Union, United Nations and UK Civil Service. * Investigate daily headlines and discover the international and political ideas that influence society. Emphasise the diversity of the international world where traditional approaches will be measured against new ways of looking at how the world works.