BA (Hons) Politics

Goldsmiths, University of London
London, England, United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 35,834
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 55,514

Entry Requirements

  • A-level: BBB
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 points including three HL subjects

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in the written test and no individual test lower than 6.0


Level 4

  • Political Theory and Ideologies
  • UK and European Comparative Governance and Politics
  • World Politics 
  • Introduction to Political Economy/The Politics of Other Cultures

Level 5

  • An(other) Japan: Politics, Ideology and Culture
  • Chinese Politics: The Revolutionary Era
  • Contemporary International Relations Theories 
  • Europe Since 1945
  • Global Governance and World Order 
  • Ideologies and Interests: Political Thought in Modern Britain  
  • International Trade 
  • International Monetary Economics  
  • Liberalism and its Critics
  • Modern Britain: Thatcher and After 
  • Modern Political Theory 
  • Political Economy
  • Politics and International Relations of the Middle East 
  • Politics of Vision
  • Rough Politics 
  • US Politics and Foreign Policy

Level 6

  • An(other) China: Streetscenes of Politics
  • An(other) IR – Views from the South
  • Anarchism
  • Beyond All Reason
  • Britain and Europe
  • Colonialism and Non-Western Political Thought 
  • Companies in the World Economy  
  • Critical Security Studies 
  • Ethics and Economics of Environmental Protection
  • Feminist Politics 
  • Finance in the Global Political Economy   
  • International Political Economy  
  • Liberal Government and Power 
  • Movements and Conflict in the Middle East: from the Arab Spring to ISIS
  • Nationalist Conflict and International Intervention
  • New Radical Political Economy
  • Political Economy of the European Union 
  • Politics of Conflict and Peacebuilding in Contemporary Africa  
  • Rhetoric and Politics
  • Work Placement

Most modules in the first and second years are assessed by a combination of written essays and unseen examinations. Some might involve other forms of assessment such as blogs and policy reports.

In the third year, there is a greater focus on coursework, and a substantial dissertation on a topic chosen by you.

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