School of Politics and International Relations

Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses

There has never been a more exciting time to study politics. Rapid changes in domestic, regional and global politics have a daily impact on our lives, from traditional party politics to new forms of direct action in global settings.

The University of Nottingham offers one of the most dynamic environments for the study of politics and international relations on any British campus. At Nottingham you are taught by the leading specialists in the most current development in comparative and global politics as well as political theory.

The strength of the school is particularly marked in the fields of security, social and global justice, international history and comparative British politics.

Undergraduate degree courses

View our course entry pages on the University prospectus:

Single honours

Joint honours where we are the lead school

Joint honours where we are the partner school

A Q-Step ahead

We are one of 18 institutions in the UK to have been selected to participate in the Q-Step programme, in recognition of our commitment to developing students' quantitative expertise. This national initiative is designed to help provide the next generation of social scientists with the evaluative and analytical skills required to examine data, as well as enhancing their career prospects.

A specially designed Quantitative Methods pathway is available on our MSci International Relations and Global Issues and BA Politics and International Relations.

How to apply

If you're applying for admission to a full-time first degree course (even if you already hold a degree), you must apply through UCAS. Find out more about the process on our Applying webpages.

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We recognise that graduates often need more than just a great degree to stand out from the crowd. Our placements and employability programme helps provide valuable work experience and internship opportunities for our students.


At Nottingham we offer a range of different accommodation options; rooms are available as single or shared, en suite or shared bathroom, all the way through to studio flats, and vary from self-catered to fully catered.

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School of Politics and International Relations

Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5559