School of Politics and International Relations

Undergraduate Courses

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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.

At the University of Nottingham, you are taught by the leading specialists in the most current developments in comparative and global politics as well as political theory. The school has particularly strengths in the fields of security, social and global justice, international history, and comparative British politics.

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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.

Undergraduate degree courses

We offer the following single and joint honours undergraduate degree programmes:

Politics and International Relations BA

This course will sharpen your awareness of current affairs and your comprehension of the complex processes that underpin our society.

International Relations and Asian Studies BA

This course includes a year abroad and will give you insights into the latest international relations developments between Asia and the rest of the world.

Politics and Economics BA

On this joint honours degree, where we are the lead school, you’ll study global and comparative politics, as well as microeconomics and macroeconomics.


International Security Studies BA

This course provides you with the theoretical and practical tools to address key political and security issues of our time and devise strategic solutions to a complex geopolitical environment.

Politics and Philosophy BA

Our BA Politics and Philosophy gives you the chance to learn new things, challenge yourself beyond what you know, and tackle the real issues and practices around the world.


Student profiles

Justin talks about his Politics and Economics BA.

Chelcy talks about her politics degree.


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Academic and English language support

We offer pre-sessional English language courses to improve your language level to meet the entry requirements for your degree. There is continued support while you study with us, with courses, consultations and drop-ins available.

English language support

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School of Politics and International Relations

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

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