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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

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Politics courses

Our Politics BA explores issues related to power and politics, such as the tension between freedom and equality, ethics and obligations; the nature of war and terrorism; and the development of human rights. You need not to have studied politics before, and the course is not just for those who want a career in a politics-related field.

The Politics and International Relations BA will develop your critical understanding of global political issues. Whether the focus is at the individual, local, national, regional or global level, similar questions arise concerning who gets what, when, how, why and where. Related questions of power, justice, human rights, order, conflict, legitimacy and accountability are considered at a theoretical level and in discussions of real-life events.

The modules will enable you to develop your writing, oral and presentation skills, which are all greatly in demand in the modern job market.

Employability is embedded in our curriculum, and key skills will be developed throughout your time with us. Presentation skills, teamwork and project management skills are developed in taught modules, and you will be encouraged at an early stage to reflect on your current experience and future development needs.

Personal tutor scheme

All students are allocated a personal tutor in induction week, with whom they meet on a weekly basis in the first year. Your personal tutor will provide advice, guidance and support throughout your three years of study and on your future path after university. Tutors are approachable and readily available for discussion and consultation during the academic year.

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