251–300 th
World University Rankings 2020
22 nd
Young University Rankings 2014
=39 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

Global Studies with Politics (Including Placement Year) - University of Essex

Conflict between nations; globalisation; political economies; cultural differences and how democracy operates all shape the environment we live in. The modern world faces many challenges and at Essex we approach these issues from a truly global perspective. We're the highest-rated politics department in the UK for our research (REF 2014, mainstream universities, THE 2014) and our staff are advising the CIA on counter-terrorism, training politicians and civil servants in democratising countries and commentating on political events in national and international media – meaning you'll be taught by academics who really know their stuff. You will also be taught by academics in our Interdisciplinary Studies Centre, giving you access to experts from across the humanities and social sciences. Studying topics like the war on terror, international relations, political power and migration, our course gives you an excellent basis for a career in media, education, politics, the Civil Service, international organisations such as the UN and many other fields. In your third year you complete a placement, giving you a competitive edge in the job market. You will be responsible for finding your placement, but with support and guidance provided by both the department and our Employability and Careers Centre.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2019-10-01
  • Location
    Colchester Campus,ColchesterEngland
  • Fees & Finances
  • International Year 1 £15,000
  • 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