University of Surrey, BSc (Hons), International Politics

 United Kingdom


Study mode Start date Duration Fee international Fee UK/ EU Fee study period Year of study
Full-time Oct years: 3 £15800 £9250 Academic year 2018 - 2019

Politics is about people and power: who gets it, how they use it and what makes a society fair. This innovative degree focuses on the active role that citizens can play in shaping politics internationally, nationally and locally. The programme has a truly international outlook and will introduce you to a variety of social and political issues that drive debates about international affairs.

Why choose this programme?

  • Full grounding in the discipline as a whole and explore national, regional and transnational trends through international relations theory and the analysis of a wide range of case studies
  • Opportunity to examine questions of great significant on the global political stage, such as international security, foreign policy, globalisation, environmental policy and international governance
  • Dissertation in your final year allows you to explore an aspect of international politics in significant depth, while also demonstrating your use of research and presentation skills
  • Many of students opt to do a Professional Training placement. These normally begin at the end of the second academic year and finish in time for you to begin the third year of study

Career prospects

Graduates over the last few years entered employment in companies, organisations and public life such as:

  • Houses of Parliament
  • Deloitte
  • Snapdragon Consulting
  • City Year
  • YMCA
  • International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Surrey County Council


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Rory Ellison

Senior International Officer at University of Surrey

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One of the world’s great financial, political and cultural capitals is connected to Guildford by a short, fast, direct train link, so you can be in London for a breakfast and back again well before lunch. And if you need to go further away, you’ll find both Gatwick and Heathrow international airports right on our doorstep. But it’s not just the great transport links that make us the best place for you to be.

Enjoying all the benefits of the Courts of Residence on the Stag Hill campus, the University's accommodation at nearby Manor Park is situated in an area of great natural beauty. Designed as a car-free student village, with a subsidised bus service, Manor Park offers a first-class learning and living environment. In addition Hazel Farm on the edge of Guildford provides an affordable option with the added benefit of a free bus pass valid throughout the town. You can access the University easily from all of our Courts of Residence, whether on foot or by bus.