Politics and International Relations

In today's environment of rapid global, technological and cultural transformations, Politics and International Relations is one of the most relevant and exciting programmes of study. You will explore and debate challenging topics such as party politics, elections, popular protest, political systems, the media, terrorism, security, human rights, and public policy, examining political issues from a national and an international perspective.

Dates

7 x 3-hour sessions to be held on weekdays between January and October, both in and out of term time.

 DayDateTimeLocation
Session 1 Wednesday 29th January 2020 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus, Exeter
Session 2 Wednesday 26th February 2020 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus, Exeter
Session 3 Wednesday 11th March 2020 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus, Exeter
Session 4 Friday 17th April 2020 TBC Streatham campus, Exeter
Session 5 Thursday 9th July 2020 TBC Penryn campus, Cornwall
Session 6 TBC September 2020 TBC TBC
Session 7 TBC October 2020 TBC TBC

Activity Locations

All subject activity sessions will take place on the University of Exeter Streatham campus, with at least one to take place on the Penryn campus.

Meeting point: Please see timetable provided at the Exeter Scholars Student Conference

Subject Activity Strand Content

In today's environment of rapid global, technological and cultural transformations, Politics and International Relations is one of the most relevant and exciting programmes of study. In this dynamic programme, you will explore and debate challenging topics such as party politics, elections, popular protest, political systems, the media, terrorism, security, human rights, and public policy, examining political issues from a national and an international perspective. Politics focuses on national affairs, domestic policies, and political theories, concepts and ideologies, while International Relations focuses on the political issues and foreign affairs affecting the world today.

The sessions will comprise a mix of interactive activities run by researchers across departments and opportunities to interact with current students, in addition to meeting professionals in the field that have put their degrees into practice. Along the way, you will be supported by key members of staff and student ambassadors who will offer guidance on applying to university and will be available to discuss any practical concerns you may have.

In times of political upheaval and change, Politics and International Relations is the ideal programme to better understand and explore local and global politics and relations and provide you with the opportunity to join the political debate.  Whether you hope to work in government, or long for a career in international diplomacy, or simply have an interest in the way the world works, this course is the course for you!

 

This subject activity strand has contributions from the following departments:

  • Department of Politics and International Relations
  • Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
  • Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
  • Department of Law

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this subject activity strand. 

Pass Criteria

A minimum of 6 out of the 7 subject activity sessions must be attended, in addition to the Exeter Scholars Student Conference.