Undergraduate Pathway in International Relations & Politics

Living in such a diverse world as ours makes for a fascinating and complex study. Our demanding degrees will ask you to discover, interact, debate and network to gain a thorough insight into the different theoretical and political perspectives behind today's international issues. The course benefits from having a fresh contemporary approach to the study of international relations.
Once you have finished your foundation with PUIC, you will have the choice in whether to specialise in International Relations or Politics. One thing is for sure, whatever you choose, you will be in for a facinating few year.
This pathway is specifically designed to allow international students to reach their full potential in pursuit of a Plymouth University International Relations & Politics degree. The pathway comprises of modules developed to ensure successful transition from international education systems to the academic structures.

Pathways at Plymouth University

High School

Stage 1: University Foundation Stage 2: First Year Degree in International Relations and Politics Stage 3: Second Year Degree Stage 4: Final Year Degree

£7,950 (one semester) 
£12,250 (two semesters)







Stage 1: Two semesters

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September, January and May

Stage 2: September and January

Stage 1: University Foundation


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  • Accounting

  • Economics

  • Business Studies

  • Academic Writing

  • Principles of ICT

  • Business Law

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • Numerical Techniques 1

Stage 2: First Year Degree in International Relations and Politics


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  • Imagining World Order
  • International Relations Since 1945
  • Democracy and Democratization
  • Comparative Democracies
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Introduction to Social Theory
  • International Learning Skills and Communication

Stage 3: Second Year Degree


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Stage 4: Final Year Degree


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Please note: Second and Final Year modules differ depending on the pathway, you can find out more about them on the Plymouth University website by clicking the links below:

Plymouth University degree pathways

Popular Careers

Employment and career options:

Our informed, critical and detached graduates are in demand with organisations such as the European Union, United Nations, UK Civil Service, local and central government, charities and multinational corporations. Our students often return to Plymouth for further postgraduate study.

Average starting salaries:

According to The Complete University Guide, average graduate starting salaries for Politics are £21,665.