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Politics & International Relations with Art History BSc (Hons)

Compare the political institutions of different countries, analysing from where they derive their legitimacy and how they interact with other organisations and how artists and culture have responded to those institutions.

Courses

In each year of your undergraduate programme, you will study the equivalent of four, 30-credit, courses for your honours degree, plus three non-credit bearing courses for your NCH Diploma.

The courses that run in each academic year are subject to change in line with faculty availability and student demand so there is no guarantee every course will be delivered. For further information, please see here and speak to your admissions contact.

In your first year

Comparative Politics

30 Credits

Take an introductory look at comparative politics… Read More

Modern Political Thought

30 Credits

Analyse the central texts in modern political thought… Read More

One course from:

International Relations: Theory and Practice

30 Credits

This course covers several international mainstream and critical theories… Read More

Or

World History

30 Credits

World History aims to give students a firm grounding in the deep history of humanity … Read More

Plus:

Introduction to the History of European Art

30 Credits

An orientation course guiding students how to approach & understand works of art… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Critical Reasoning

0 Credits

Studied in Michaelmas term, introduces students to formal and informal logic… Read More

LAUNCH: Introductory Capabilities

0 Credits

LAUNCH provides students with an understanding of the world of work… Read More

In your second year

Old Powers, New Powers: Imperialism, Colonialism and the Modern State

30 Credits

This course examines the impact of empire on world history… Read More

The European Union in the World

30 Credits

This course focuses on the history, politics, policies and the nature of the European… Read More

With TWO of the following options:

Modern British Government & Politics

15 Credits

This course will enable students to acquire an understanding of modern Britain… Read More

or

Societies in Transition

15 Credits

This course responds to the key question of what makes states transition… Read More

or

Political Ideologies

15 Credits

This course will enable students to acquire an understanding of ideologies… Read More

Or ONE of the following:

The City in American Political Life 1776 – Present (NCHHI511)

30 Credits

This course examines the role played by cities in American political and social life … Read More

The Long Civil Rights Movement (NCHHI519)

30 Credits

This course examines civil rights activism in favour of racial equality...… Read More

Plus:

The Industry of Art: Renaissance & Baroque Patrons, Artists, 
Objects & Consumers

30 Credits

The development of European Art from 1300 to 1650, focusing on Italy in particular… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Science Literacy

0 Credits

Physics, Cosmology, Evolutionary Biology and Neuroscience literacy… Read More

LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

0 Credits

Advanced Capabilities course runs over students’ final two years at the College… Read More

In your third year

International Organisations: Global and Local

30 Credits

Has global governance backfired?… Read More

ONE of the following two courses:

International Political Economy

30 Credits

Political Economy is intended to deepen understanding of political context… Read More

Or

Security Studies

30 Credits

This course will focus on security as a concept that goes beyond the mere balance of … Read More

And either:

Politics Dissertation

30 Credits

A dissertation is intended to enable a student to deepen his or her understanding… Read More

Or:

Development of Asia

15 Credits

An introduction to key issues on the development of contemporary Asia… Read More

And:

Contemporary Politics of Latin America and Spain

15 Credits

A look on the processes of democratisation in Latin America and Spain… Read More

Or

Sustainable Development (NCHPIR6111)

15 Credits

Study the core challenges and opportunities of sustainable development.… Read More

And:

Green Political Thought (NCHPIR6110)

15 Credits

Political thought in the light of environmental issues.… Read More

Plus:

Modern Art and Architecture: 1850 to Present*

30 Credits

*Subject to approval. This course looks at key works, buildings, urban projects and… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Applied Ethics

0 Credits

A series of lectures on major ethical challenges and alternative responses… Read More

LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

0 Credits

Advanced Capabilities course runs over students’ final two years at the College… Read More

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