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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

Degree listing

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. This undergraduate degree gives you the chance to study international relations with a year abroad in China at Capital Normal University in Beijing.

  • 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 & International Relations

This degree provides a grounding in some of the major aspects of politics and international relations. You'll learn about international systems and global governance political theory, UK, European and US politics, international political economy and undertake area-based studies of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

  • 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 (PPE). 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

Degree listing

MA 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 International Relations

The MA in International Relations deals with the most pressing global challenges in the rapidly transforming international order of the 21st century.

  • Politics and International Relations

MA Politics, Development and the Global South

How can (and should) we talk about the challenges and possibilities for development in the 21st century? This degree examines how 21st century ‘development’ has become a site of struggle, one where new forms of politics and theory have emerged.

  • Politics and International Relations

MPhil/PhD 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 Simon Griffiths, email s.griffiths (@gold.ac.uk).

Postgraduate

Please contact the relevant convenor. MA Art and Politics - Dr Bernadette Buckley, email b.buckley (@gold.ac.uk). MA International Relations - Dr David Brenner, email d.brenner (@gold.ac.uk). MA Politics, Development and the Global South - Francisco Carballo, email f.carballo (@gold.ac.uk)

Research (MPhil/PhD)

If you are interested in undertaking doctoral research in Politics at Goldsmiths, please contact Dr Jeremy Larkins, email j.larkins (@gold.ac.uk).