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City is a UK top 20 university (Guardian University Guide 2017) and 13th in the UK for starting salaries (The Times Good University Guide 2015). Combined studies provide students with distinctive pathways to many of the most important areas of the social sciences. City students are encouraged to develop a mixture of transferable skills and competencies such as critical thinking, communication, research design and data analysis, problem-solving and interpersonal skills and graduate from this course with a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which the various disciplines relate to and inform each other.
Why study this course
City's International Politics and Sociology BSc is a joint degree that offers a broad understanding of both subjects with a special focus on how the local and the global relate to each other. Studying in a unique environment this course benefits from the expertise in globalisation at the School of Arts & Social Sciences.
BSc International Politics and Sociology explores intergovernmental relations and the intersociety relations of non-governmental organisations (NGOs). You will gain a broad understanding of local, national and global social relations.The degree's Q-Step Centre-affiliated Quantitative Methods pathway is particularly suitable if you wish to develop strong data literacy and quantitative methods skills. In the latest National Student Survey (NSS) 94% of students said the course was intellectually stimulating.
Who is this course for?
Graduates of this course have found they are well suited to a wide range of career options, from the Civil Services, NGOs, journalism, and teaching to international organisations and the corporate sector.
The first year introduces competing theories of international politics and global political economy and how power has transformed in the 20th and 21st centuries. First year core modules include: Introduction to political economy, The making of the modern world economy, Myths and mysteries in world politics, International relations theories 1, Sociology in action, Introduction to sociology, Exploring London, Understanding the modern world, Producing social date and Lies, damn lies and statistics. The second year offers one core theory module on international relations, an extended essay, an introduction to qualitative and quantitative methods and a range of elective modules provided by the Departments of International Politics and Sociology. Second year core modules include: Advanced theories of global politics, Scholarly writing for international politics, Doing sociology: qualitative methods and Doing sociology: quantitative methods. In the final year of the BSc in International Politics students also choose from a wide range of elective modules. The majority of elective modules available are taken from across the department of International Politics and Sociology.
Skills and experience gained
The BSc (Hons) International Politics enables graduates to obtains skills and knowledge in organisations such as governments, intergovernmental organisations, international non-governmental organisations and multinational companies. International Politics students can undertake work placements between the second and third years of their degree. Advice is provided in the first term of the second year to students interested in taking up this option.
After the course
As a student on this programme you will benefit from the Department's close links to businesses, institutions and think tanks. s a graduate of City's International Politics BSc degree, you will be suited to a wide range of career options such as: The civil service, NGOs, Journalism, Teaching, International law, International organisations, The corporate sector.
Our graduates have found proactive roles in a number of companies and organisations, including: Blackwood Group, the London Borough of Islington, the Conservative Party, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, ESA Market Research and New Statesman
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