Study political theory and political science, while examining governance, institution-building, decision-making and socio-cultural linkages among state and non-state sectors, while learning to communicate your knowledge creatively and accurately to a wide range of audiences, in a diverse variety of forms.
Politics & International Relations with Creative Writing BSc (Hons)
BSc (Hons) Politics & International Relations with Creative Writing
100% (National Student Survey 2019)
21st September 2020 / 20th September 2021 (see term dates)
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The Politics & International Relations with Creative Writing BSc (Hons) will not only equip you with knowledge of political institutions and their interactions but also with the ability to communicate that knowledge creatively and accurately to a wide range of audiences, in a diverse variety of forms. You’ll compare the political institutions of different countries, analysing where they derive their legitimacy and how they interact with other institutions. You’ll take a course in political theory, questioning not only how these organizations work, but also how thinkers have theorised they ought to work. In your Creative Writing minor, you will hone your craft by writing poetry, scripts, creative non-fiction, and immersive journalism, amongst other forms.
Where can this degree take you?
Your degree and Diploma from NCH can take you anywhere. Career paths of a few recent graduates of the Politics & International Relations major at NCH London include: Read more
Soila (2016) completed her MA Investigative Journalist at City University, and has since pursued a career as a freelance journalist, and is currently a Researcher with the BBC.
Sarah (2017) graduated with a job as a Conference Producer at Arena International Events Group. Having been promoted to Senior Conference Producer, she moved to Financial Times where she is currently Event Content Producer.
Alexander (2017) is currently studying for his MSc Public Policy at UCL. Delia (2017) had summer internships at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hogan Lovells and Amadeus, subsequently landing a role as a Paralegal at TI Media. She is currently a Paralegal at Time Inc. Omara (2017) graduated with a role as Publishing Trainee at Harper Collins, where she is now Editorial Assistant.
Megan (2018) is currently studying for her Masters degree and King’s College London.
Aaryaman (BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics & Economics with a major in Politics, 2019) graduated with a job as Geo-Political Risk Analyst at MAX-Security Solutions. Lukas (BSc (Hons) Politics & International Relations with History, 2019) is currently studying for the MSc International Relations at the LSE.
Teaching and learning
You will typically experience an average of 9.5 or more hours of high-quality contact time in each teaching week, in considerably smaller groups than are the norm for UK institutions at the undergraduate level, if you choose to study Politics & International Relations as your major subject. The exact number of contact hours will depend on your choice of minor subject and any optional courses. Read more
Your contact hours will include a mixture of teaching methods best suited to the subject matter and to achieve the learning outcomes for each individual course. Teaching formats include one-to-one tutorials, group tutorials, seminars, and lectures of between 10 and 60 students for your degree courses.
Related degree programmes
You can study Creative Writing as part of the following degrees.