Undergraduate Degree Courses
The Politics and International Relations Department at Leicester is a thriving, dynamic, yet friendly, place. Politics has been taught at Leicester since the 1940s and we have always been at the cutting edge of British political science. Our traditional and well-regarded single and joint honours programmes are now being supplemented with an innovative single honours degree programme in International Relations.
If you would like to read more about our courses, please click on the links below, or to get more of a flavour of the topics studied in the Department, have a look at our Undergraduate Modules.
|“The teaching is of a really high standard at Leicester and it's really refreshing to get a wide range of different lecturers. Some have personal experiences and others have doctorates in their specific topics. All in all, it helps them to put their point of view across and allows for the students to understand more easily. The course has only got better with age!”|
- BA Politics
- BA International Relations
- BA International Relations and History
- BA Politics and Economics
- BA Politics and Sociology
- BA History and Politics
- BA Management Studies with Politics
The Politics and International Relations Department consists of highly qualified, committed and approachable people. We encourage students to focus their studies in the final year towards areas of specific interest to them, and as our lecturers have such diverse interests amongst themselves, this means that appropriate support and guidance for dissertations will be available for whichever area the student chooses.
We pride ourselves on combining intellectually demanding programmes with a friendly atmosphere where we strive to make all students feel welcome. Our teaching and pastoral care was rated excellent by a recent external review.
|“I have found the Department of Politics and International Relations to be exceptionally welcoming. You are never on your own. If you need support, and you have the ability to ask for help, you’ll get the help you need very quickly and without any hesitation.”|
While our courses are intellectually stimulating and rewarding in their own right, we are aware of the expectation for a degree to enhance your career prospects. We have worked with the University of Leicester Careers Service in designing a Politics In Action module in the final year which will be based on work experience in a relevant field, and our first year Key Skills for Politics and International Relations module will start you on the process of learning many transferrable skills. Whether you aim for a career in Civil Service, for an international organisation, journalism, or perhaps staying with the Department for further study in Political Research, it’s our aim to ensure you’re as well equipped as possible.
Professor Robert Garner
Head of Department