Three good reasons to study International Relations and Politics at Salford: •Study abroad in Europe, USA, Australia, or Canada. •Westminster Parliamentary Placement and television work placement opportunities. •Highly rated for research and teaching (24/24 QAA). In an age of globalisation, our daily lives are affected by what happens across the world – from the financial crisis to war and conflict, international relations matters. It shapes government policy, affects our job prospects and quality of life, and the lives of others. In many cases, global politics and the decisions of those in power can have dire consequences on populations and how we live. In this course, you will explore different ideas and explanations about international relations, and consider the consequences of different ideologies and policies in global politics. If you want to understand why wars occur, why states cooperate with each other (or not), and how ideas affect lives, this course is for you. Furthermore, this is a truly international course – you will study with a diverse international cohort and have the opportunity to spend your second year studying abroad, immersing yourself in a different culture and new experiences. There is the opportunity to spend some or all of your second year studying abroad with excellent placement opportunities to boost your CV. Students who will be in the second year of their studies in 2012/13 or 2013/14 and spend the full year studying at an Erasmus (European) university may qualify for a tuition fee waiver.