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The Department of Politics and International Relations offers a number of popular and exciting undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

Undergraduate programmes

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BA (Hons) Economics, Politics & Public Policy

This programme addresses the practice of politics in the ‘real-world’, in which every political choice is simultaneously an economic act, and every economic decision has indelible political consequences.

  • Politics and International Relations

BA (Hons) History & Politics

This exciting degree lets you explore the ways in which thinking about politics is vital to a study of history, and how the past development of social and political institutions and ideas is crucial to an understanding of contemporary politics.

  • History

BA (Hons) International Relations

If you want to understand the impact of the Arab Spring or the ideology of ISIS, how US foreign policy is shaped by domestic politics, how international trade affects various parts of the world, how different cultures shape political decision making, or how international NGOs operate, this is the degree for you.

  • Politics and International Relations

BA (Hons) International Relations & Chinese

China has been at the forefront of a global economic power shift in the aftermath of the global economic crisis in 2008. On this degree you’ll gain the cultural, philosophical, conceptual and linguistic tools to focus on China, with a solid grounding in International Relations.

  • Politics and International Relations

BA (Hons) Politics

The study of politics entails more than the study of government. This programme is concerned with the way in which we understand and communicate about the problems and conflicts we face, and the formal exercise of power.

  • Politics and International Relations

BA (Hons) Politics, Philosophy & Economics

This challenging and ground-breaking degree introduces you to core ideas and issues in politics, philosophy and economics. It will equip you to understand how the economy is governed, how public policy gets made and the ideas which shape the world.

  • Politics and International Relations

BA (Hons) Sociology & Politics

This degree gives you a thorough grounding in sociology and politics, in methods of social and political research, and in interdisciplinary approaches to political analysis.

  • Sociology

Postgraduate programmes

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MA in Art & Politics

Working from a strong theoretical basis, this programme will help you to understand a range of empirical, aesthetic and conceptual issues which traverse and exceed both 'art' and 'international' politics.

  • Politics and International Relations

MA in International Relations

This MA addresses the fast-changing 'international' terrain including the 2008 economic crisis, EU fragmentation, questions of migration and human rights around the world.

  • Politics and International Relations

MPhil & PhD in Politics

We accept students into the Department of Politics and International Relations on the basis of a match between your proposed research and the current research interests of a potential supervisor as well as an assessment of qualifications and suitability for a research degree.

  • Politics and International Relations

Programmes contact

Undergraduate

Please contact Dr Paul Gunn, email p.gun (@gold.ac.uk).

Postgraduate/research

If you are interested in undertaking doctoral or masters research in Politics at Goldsmiths, please contact Prof Sanjay Seth, email s.seth (@gold.ac.uk).