The International Relations and Politics Extended Degree includes a foundation year that prepares you for the opportunity to study at an undergraduate level in the field of social sciences and humanities at London Metropolitan University.
The foundation year will ground you in the basics of the social sciences and humanities, with modules including Culture, Family and Power; Critical Thinking and Media; and Crime and Race.
Successfully complete the foundation year and choose from six core subject areas to study at an undergraduate level including International Relations BA or international relations combined with law, politics, diplomacy and more.
Our teaching staff on these courses include award winning researchers, former political councillors and previous winners of London Met’s student vote for ‘Most Inspirational Lecturer’ and ‘Best Lecturer’. Experts in their field, these staff members will help you progress in the undergraduate degree of your choice.
Highlights of our social sciences and humanities courses can include work placements with organisations such as Amnesty International or the United Nations through our dedicated Employability Unit. Other opportunities include studying abroad in the United States, Japan, Amsterdam, Paris or elsewhere. These work placements and foreign study options are brilliant ways to boost your experience before entering the job market.
Your assessment in the foundation year will be split between coursework, exams and other methods listed below. This ensures you can display your skills in both research led and timed conditions.
Assessment variations include:
- portfolios of reflective writing
- digital portfolios
- discussion and seminar skills
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
- Critical Thinking (core, 15 credits)
- Identity, Power and Society (core, 15 credits)
- Media, Crime and ‚Race’ (core, 15 credits)
- Reflecting on Self and Society (core, 15 credits)
- Researching Discrimination (core, 15 credits)
- Researching Inequality (core, 15 credits)
- Social Issues in Context: Text to Essay (core, 15 credits)
- Studying London (core, 15 credits)
What our students say
„Lecturers have enthusiasm for the subject they teach, which in turn has fed my enthusiasm for the subject and modules. The lecturers also have a deep understanding of the subject they teach.”
National Student Survey (NSS)
„The tutors were great and enthusiastic about their work They were also organised and provided us with enough materials both online or through handouts in class. They were very helpful when needed and always made me feel that I wanted to learn more about the subject. Interactive and engaging ways of studying were used across all the modules. Overall, the tutors really made my studies great.”
After the course
Graduates from our international relations and politics related courses have progressed into successful careers, with job titles including: Programme Manager, Foreign Affairs Officer and English Language Instructor. The companies and organisations graduates work for include Muslim Aid, the American Cultural and Educational Centre of Bahrain, the UK Department for International Development and the United Nations.
Our undergraduate courses are also excellent preparation if you want to continue onto further study. Related postgraduate courses include our International Relations MA.
What is an extended degree?
Extended degrees provide applicants with an alternative route into higher education. If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing an extended degree. Extended degrees include a Year 0, which is also known as a foundation year. Once you successfully complete your first year of study you will progress into Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.