Undergraduate Study

Politics and International Relations

9th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

5th in the UK for world-leading and Internationally excellent research*

Penryn Campus students have the opportunity to take part in our Global Leaders programme to enhance their employability

Study at either our Streatham Campus in Exeter or our Penryn Campus in Cornwall

Our highly ranked Politics department offers an exciting range of programmes at both the Streatham Campus in Exeter and at our Penryn Campus in Cornwall.

Publishing in world-leading outlets, we conduct research on a wide range of fascinating issues such as extremist propaganda, authoritarian systems, climate change politics, and use cutting-edge methods such as brain imaging, big data analysis, and experimental approaches. From the rise of emerging powers to the fundamental threat of climate change, from unprecedented challenges to international institutions to the re-emergence of nationalisms, today’s political environment is ridden with uncertainty and anxieties. Studying Politics and International Relations has therefore never been so timely.

Students who choose to study at our Penryn Campus in Cornwall will benefit from being part of one of the Top 10 politics departments in the UK, but you won’t be lost in a crowd. While living close by the vibrant seaside town of Falmouth, you will join a diverse cohort of around eighty students and thirteen faculty members who come from all walks of life and are passionate about politics. We will get to know you and enable you to achieve your best by offering personalised support for you to make the transition from school to university.

*Research Excellence Framework 2014 based on the percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3* 

The module options have definitely been a highlight for me. Being taught key issues in contemporary Politics from leading researchers in the field means that the lectures are always filled with exciting, up to date information and debates. 

The lecturers also tend to include unconventional assessment methods which I incredibly enjoy, such as writing a Foreign Policy recommendation to Donald Trump, or being part of a simulated peace process. Not only is this a refreshing change from writing essays, but it also prepares us for practical tasks that are commonplace in the world of work that encapsulates Politics and International Relations.

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Bettina

BA Politics and International Relations with Study Abroad (Penryn Campus, Cornwall)