B.A. International PoliticsMiddlesex University Dubai
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|Delivery Mode||On Campus|
|Study Option||Full Time|
|Tuition Fee||$ 40837|
|Start Date||September 2016|
The BA (Hons) International Politics combines political theory with international relations and is taught by academics with a wide range of outstanding practical experience and research credentials. This programme allows students to gain insight into current affairs, political systems, institutions, and political decisionmaking within an international context. The programme offers the opportunity for students to complete a work placement, so you can bridge real-life practice with theory and gain invaluable work experience. During the programme you will learn alongside a global cohort of students and our academic team offers a supportive learning environment, helping you to achieve excellent academic results. Students will be primarily assessed through coursework and exams. Additionally, students will enhance their research skills, and will have the opportunity to develop specialist in-depth understanding of a research topic based on their own interests in a final year dissertation.
Why study BA Honours International Politics
- Provides students with a multi-disciplinary understanding of the changing trends in international political thinking with an in depth knowledge of evolving theoretical, conceptual and policy debates.
- Fosters students' ability to collect, analyse and interpret information on key global issues and to use this ability to construct reasoned and evidenced arguments.
- Develops students' ability to apply contextual knowledge between different countries, and to work in a multicultural environment.
- Provides the opportunity to interact with global leaders in the field through regular invited guest lecturers, participation in conferences and field trips.
- Provides the opportunity for experiential learning and career development through direct work placements and other forms of practical engagement.
We accept students with a diverse range of entry qualifications and from varying backgrounds. The following qualifications are normally considered for admission into undergraduate programmes:
- Successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Programme (IFP)* (equivalent programmes from other Universities/Colleges/Institutes will be considered).
- British National Curriculum (GCSE): We normally make offers on 280 UCAS tariff points,2 academic subjects at A-Level with grade “C” or above along with at least 5 subjects at O-Levels, anything below 160 UCAS tariff points will not be considered.
- Indian Secondary School Certificates issued by the CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All state boards may be considered: minimum grade of 55% overall
- International Baccalaureate: completion of IB diploma with 24 points overall
- Pakistani National Curriculum: completion of Year 1 at a recognised post-secondary institution (university/college). Candidates that have successfully completed FSC/HSC are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
- Iranian Pre-University Certificate: minimum overall grade of 12. Students completing the High School Diploma are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
- Nigerian Senior School Leaving Certificate: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
- National Curriculum of the countries of Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
- West African GCE: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)*
- BTEC Level 3 qualification may be considered for direct entry into an undergraduate programme.
English Language Requirements (Undergraduate)
All programmes at Middlesex University Dubai are taught in English and applicants with previous education outside of English-speaking countries (such as the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand), must demonstrate English language proficiency as follows:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic exam ONLY): Overall: 6.0
- Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic: 51, General: Level 3.
Minimum score required for Undergraduate : 72 (with at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)
Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:
- British National Curriculum (GCSE): grade “C” or higher in English at O-Level/AS-Level/ A-level
- International Baccalaureate: English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level) – minimum grade 4; English B (Higher Level) – minimum grade 4; English B (Standard Level) – minimum grade 5.
- Indian Secondary School Certificates issued by the CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All state boards: minimum grade of 70% in English
- West African/Nigerian Curriculum: WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE English – minimum grade “C6“
The International Politics programme features a range of modules covering International Relations, Comparative politics, Area Studies and Political Theory. Students on this programme will be challenged to explore research and analyse global issues relating to international politics. The overall objective is to prepare "students of the world," people who think critically about global issues and problems. The first year modules introduce students to the issues and concepts that will be raised and studied in more detail in later modules and to provide the students with an interdisciplinary foundation in the areas of politics, international development and general social science. First year modules also seek to provide the skills needed for future study and each provides a specialised skill focus to ensure that all students have acquired key study skills by the end of year one. In the second year students will develop their research skills and awareness of comparative politics and international political theory. The final year students will explore issues in geopolitics in more depth and apply their research skills through their dissertation.
There are four compulsory modules during the first year. In the second and third years there are compulsory modules with an opportunity to select from optional modules based on their own interestsYEAR 1
- Introduction to Politics
- The Construction of the Third World
- Social Science in the Contemporary World
- Citizenship in Contemporary Society
- Comparative Politics
- Approaches to Research in Social Science
- International Political Theory
- 1 Optional Module from List below
- Critical issues in Geopolitics
- 2 Optional Modules from List below
(1 in Second Year, and 2 in Third Year)
- Work Placement
- Public International Law
- Migration, Racism, and Citizenship
- The Politics of Europe
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