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  • Undergraduate Politics Focus on the most important topics and debates in past and contemporary politics whilst questioning conventional wisdom and your own preconceived ideas.
  • Due to immigration laws, if you are an international student on a Student Visa, you must study full time.
  • The Centre is focussed and coheres around the idea of war, that is armed conflict, while engaging with other disciplines and fields to improve the quality and depth of understanding.
  • There is even less chance of that, 14 years on, with the Beeb under the political screw.

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

We will introduce you to the essential definitions and classifications of war, and you will work to understand what war is, and how and why we study it. By combining Politics with War Studies, you will focus on how power is challenged and developed when states come into conflict with one another. You will consider how political institutions and ideas can both maintain social order and drive people to war.

War and politics in the Elizabethan counties

We explore this through a series of case studies focusing on wartime experiences from York and its surrounding area. You will make use of first-hand accounts of battle and cinematic representations of combat, using these sources to explore some of the philosophical questions arising from attempts to understand and depict warfare. A series of tours and walks will help bring the historic resources on our doorstep to life. On this module we will introduce you to the comparative approach to modern politics.

On this module you will examine, confront and evaluate the historical debates surrounding the American Civil War. You will learn about the campaigns and strategies of the war itself, as well as its social and political impact and its lasting cultural legacy. You will also consider the social and political forces that have shaped how this period has been retold in historical and pop culture representations. This will open wider discussion about how wars are remembered and commemorated. On this module you will investigate the experience and impact of war on both civilians and soldiers.

Teaching and assessment

Professor Knieper is a member of the Human Science Centre at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, and is on the editorial boards of two journals, Visual Communication Quarterly and International Journal of Communication and Health. Civil wars have lasting transformative effects on the state and its politics. This module addresses the question of what happens when the fighting ends. The Undeclared War is a lesson to us all in handling social media and its blizzard of misinformation.

BA Politics and International Relations

Catherine Barnes of Conciliation Resources examines the importance of the political settlement in war-to-peace transitions. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. At the end of your studies you will have a degree that covers the two major disciplines of history and politics, and, most crucially, it will testify to your capacity to be a flexible learner across different fields of research. Our case studies are drawn from across the world, from the start of the twentieth century to today. Yugoslavia, Colombia, Palestine, Algeria, Vietnam, Iraq, Libya, and Guantanamo Bay are some of the areas covered by the curriculum, along with more familiar histories from the two World Wars and the Cold War.

Apply knowledge learned on your degree in a real working environment on one of our unique internship opportunities – enhance your chance of getting a job at the same time. You’ll explore issues such as equality, income distribution, gender, role of states and markets and democracy in Africa, Latin America and Asia. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules – but the number of credits will always add up to 120. Study politics on a global scale – with the chance to go on placement at Westminster or to study abroad.