Choosing to study International Relations and Politics with us will provide you with an exciting and varied curriculum, as well as opportunities to apply your learning in international settings. Through this course you will develop a critical understanding of contemporary issues such as threats to global security, the changing nature of international co-operation and power alignments, environmental politics, the future of democracy, and the politics of communication. This course provides you with an excellent grounding for careers across the public, private and voluntary sectors. The transferable skills gained through studying International Relations and Politics are highly sought after by employers in a wide variety of contexts, such as public administration, commerce, marketing, public relations, management, journalism and international development. If you are seeking to work in an international capacity, particularly in areas connected with international policy and advocacy, then studying International Relations and Politics will give you a distinct advantage with future employers. A special feature of the International Relations and Politics course is the research placement in Stage Two, where you will have the opportunity to work with relevant organisations in the UK or abroad. Recent students have undertaken placements with members of parliament, in their constituencies and in parliament, as well as with political parties. All of your essential reading will be available from the University's Library which means that all your essential course reading materials are available for free when you start with us. Join us in September 2018 and be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to one of our Open Days to find out more.