The programme is entirely taught in English and provides progressive structures enabling you to develop increasingly specialised knowledge and understanding of key themes in international politics alongside core transferable skills.
Learning and teaching
As a student at ULIP, you will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. You’ll receive approximately seven to nine hours of weekly contact time, in the form of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercises and role-play as well as open discussion.
For every hour spent in seminars you will be expected to complete a further 2-3 hours of independent study. Your individual study time could be spent preparing for, or following up on formal study sessions; reading; producing written work; completing projects; and revising for examinations. The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments. However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability.
We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students. You are assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at ULIP.
Learning Labs and Field Experience
Learning Labs involves field experience where you will engage actors of international politics to develop an advanced understanding of practical aspects of international politics. You will then bring this experience back to the classroom to collaborate with your peers and teachers on experience-based learning projects. This is an important transferable skill and will help to prepare you for the transition to working life.
Students are assessed by coursework and research projects only. A few modules are assessed by coursework only. If a module is assessed by means of coursework alone, this is usually in the form of a research project or dissertation, and the tutor project supervisor offers guidance and support in the researching and writing of this piece of assessment.
Although proficiency in French is not an entry requirement for the BA in International Politics, those who have A level French or equivalent can opt for the French Studies Minor. Otherwise, you can take non-credit-bearing supplementary courses in French throughout the duration of your studies.
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All courses are delivered in English.
- Doing International Politics (1): Theories and Actors (POLP101)
- Learning Lab: Field Experience (Actors) (POLP102)
- Introduction to International Politics (POLP106)
- Issues in Contemporary French Politics (ULC140)
- Introduction to Cultural Studies (ULC150)
- Doing International Politics (2): Methods (POLP201)
- Learning Lab: Field Experience (Sites) (POLP202)
- Sites of International Politics (POLP203)
Optional Modules (students select 2 optional modules from the list below)
- Text and Image in Mass Culture (ULC223)
- Climate Politics (ULC230)
- Politics and Fiction (ULC231)
- Queer Politics in Contemporary France (ULC232)
- France, Britain and Empire (ULC234)
- Doing International Politics (3): Practices (POLP301)
- Learning Lab: Field Experience (Practices) (POLP302A)
- Research Project (POLP388)
*All courses listed above are subject to availability.