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
|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)
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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This module will present some of the fundamental aspects of basic business accounting and finance, developing a broad understanding of the methods used to measure, record, present and use financial data in a business context.
How will I be assessed? Coursework Assignment, Multiple Choice Exam, Final Exam
This module will present some of the fundamental aspects of economics alongside providing students with an appreciation of the knowledge and skills needed to run a business.
How will I be assessed? Mid-Term Test, Essay, Final Examination
This module will explain some of the fundamental aspects of business and the business and enterprise process to students.
How will I be assessed? Mid-Term Test, Portfolio, Final Examination
This module will provide students with a structured introduction to all aspects and stages of the academic writing process.
How will I be assessed? Written Review, Academic Essay, Portfolio
Principles of ICT
This module will deliver an accurate snapshot of the state of ICT as it exists currently, as well as to equip the student with a useful set of skills in the use of common productivity software and Internet based applications.
How will I be assessed? Power Point Presentation, Word Essay & Practical portfolio, Excel Essay & Practical portfolio, Final Examination.
This module will present some of the fundamental aspects of the legal context of business operations to students. It also seeks to provide students with an appreciation of the knowledge and skills needed to run a business within the law.
How will I be assessed? Multiple Choice and Short Answer Test, Research task and summary, Final Examination.
Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
This module will develop a range of academic and communicative skills necessary for successful study and develop a range of transferable communicative skills (written and oral) to prepare students for professional life.
How will I be assessed? Oral Presentation, Group Presentation, Listening Assessment, Portfolio, Final Examination.
Numerical Techniques 1
This module has been designed to present some of the fundamental aspects of numerical processes and their business application, and to provide students with an appreciation of the mathematical and numerical knowledge and skills needed to run a business.
How will I be assessed? Mid-Term Test, Final Examination
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
Stage 4: Final Year Degree
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
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.