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Politics & IR with Creative Writing BSc

The study of Politics comprises political theory looking at normative questions, and political science looking at the organisation of government. International Relations examines governance, institution-building and decision-making through an analysis of historical phenomena, economic conditions, diplomatic relations, security and socio-cultural linkages among state and non-state sectors.

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.

In your first year

Introduction to Concepts and Methods

30 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to key concepts and methods… Read More

Modern Political Thought

30 Credits

Analyse the central texts in modern political thought… Read More

One course from:

Britain & the Wider World

30 Credits

The history of Britain from the end of the Roman Empire to the 1980s… Read More

International Development

30 Credits

International Development is a course aimed at enhancing a student’s understanding… Read More

Plus:

The Writer’s Craft: Lexicon & Style

30 Credits

Introduces the craft of writing creatively in three principal literary forms… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Critical Reasoning: Formal & Informal

0 Credits

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

Critical Reasoning: Scientific Reasoning

0 Credits

An introduction to key methodological ideas in the natural and social sciences… 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

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 one of the following options:

Modern British Government & Politics

15 Credits

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

And

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

And

Societies in Transition

15 Credits

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

Or one of the following:

The City in American Political Life

30 Credits

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

A Long Civil Rights Movement?

30 Credits

This course examines black political protests against racial discrimination in the US… Read More

Plus:

The Writer’s Voice: Influence & Innovation

30 Credits

Foregrounds two related aspects of central importance to the creative writing process… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Science Literacy: Physics, Cosmology, Biology

0 Credits

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

Science Literacy: History of Science

0 Credits

Introduction to several key episodes in the history of science… 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 & Local

30 Credits

Has global governance backfired?… Read More

Either

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

Development of India

15 Credits

This course examines the institutional legacy of empire and how this is reflected in … Read More

And

Contemporary Politics of the Middle East

15 Credits

This course focuses on the territorial state in the Middle East… Read More

Or

Politics Dissertation

30 Credits

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

Plus:

Final Year Project & Publishing Horizons

30 Credits

Undertaking of a single, sustained, self-directed creative writing project… Read More

The NCH Diploma

Applied Ethics: Ethics in Public & Profession

0 Credits

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

Applied Ethics: The Good Life

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