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Our students would recommend us! In the latest National Student Survey 95% of our recent BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations students would recommend studying at NTU (National Student Survey 2018)
This innovative Politics and International Relations degree will allow you to develop a greater awareness of the complexity and connectedness of the political and international processes and theories that shape our lives. You’ll examine the contemporary world in which we live at local, national and global levels.
If you have a keen interest in current affairs, international trends and understanding the changing world in which we live, then the Politics and International Relations course at NTU is ideal for you.
Because Politics deals with fundamental issues affecting society globally, it makes an ideal combination with International Relations to create an exciting, stimulating and relevant course.
Why choose this course?
- Learn from academic staff who are passionate about their areas of expertise.
- You may have the opportunity to study abroad for one term in your second year as part of the Erasmus foreign exchange network and undertake valuable work-based learning.
- The research of our academic staff feeds directly into the course, which means you’ll be learning about the latest issues from world-renowned experts. The team also regularly contribute their thoughts about worldwide events and incidents to the local, national and international media.
- The course will put you in a great position to embark on careers in local politics and government, NGOs, or other organisations with a stake in national and international political contexts, including the police, financial services, public services, civil services, and journalism.
Careers and employability
The job titles below give an indication of the careers our recent Politics and International Relations graduates are following:*
- Police Officer
- European Recruitment Consultant
- Marketing Executive
- Graduate Development Officer
- Data Analyst
- Communications and Events Officer
- Business Development Manager
*Latest DLHE survey undergraduate results, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
Excellent work experience opportunities
Throughout this course you’ll be developing skills for employability. On the Researching Politics and International Relations Module in Year Two, you will have the opportunity to gain work experience with a number of local and national organisations. You’ll also be actively encouraged to participate in voluntary work.
Your career development
This is a major part of the course. You will develop key transferable skills including:
- time management
You’ll also have the opportunity to develop links with relevant organisations and potential employers.
Following graduation from this course, you will be well placed to apply for roles in the private and public sector organisations, including:
- local government
- the civil service
- international aid and development agencies
- the armed forces or the police.
Private sector organisations are increasingly looking for graduates with an understanding of international and global events and processes too. They are also interested in employing graduates who understand cultural barriers.