This undergraduate degree lets you specialise in your desired field, whether it’s politics, international relations, public policy, public management or political philosophy. You can combine this with unique modules such as American Foreign Policy, Chinese Politics and International Aid and Development.
Our expert staff have experience as councillors, international commercial negotiators, company directors and include current members of the Political Studies Association and the British International Studies Association. They regularly contribute to the BBC and other media. This wide range of experience means you’ll be taught by individuals who can share professional insight and knowledge of the latest academic research.
You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement to improve your career prospects. Our connections to political and international institutions around the world mean you could gain experience with the United Nations, Amnesty International or other international non-governmental organisations and businesses.
With this undergraduate course, you’ll have the option to go abroad and gain further international experience. London Met gives you the chance to study in Amsterdam, Paris, Japan, the United States and more.
You will be assessed during and at the end of modules using a variety of methods including:
- learning logs
- seminar performance
- individual and group seminar presentations
- policy documents
- book reviews
The majority of these are assessed by your tutor, but a number will be peer-reviewed in seminars. This mixed assessment strategy will maximise your development through each level of the degree, improving your subject-specific knowledge and employability.
What our students say
„I really like that we have a wide choice of modules and can combine studying other subjects. The teaching is very well structured. I like doing the reports as they’re very useful in real life and the seminars have given me confidence to speak in public. I love everything about London. It’s got so many different cultures and international students – I meet people from all over the world and learn about their experiences. I love the social life and clubs too. I joined the United Nations Model Society and helped run an event with the Bulgarian Ambassador that went really well.”
Plamena Solakova, International Relations and Politics BA graduate
After the course
You could follow in the footsteps of our graduates who now work for the UK Department for International Development, the United Nations, national diplomatic services, leading non-governmental organisations, businesses and have even become Members of Parliament.
The degree is also excellent preparation if you want to go on to further study or research in subjects including politics, government and international relations.
Whichever path you choose, our teaching staff have nationally-recognised expertise in developing student employability to help you promote yourself effectively in the competitive job market.