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Politics and International Studies Undergraduate Degrees

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]What distinguishes a SOAS Politics degree from any other is its truly global perspective. In a rapidly changing political and ideological landscape, the degrees we provide have never been more relevant.

Our international student body is renowned for its engagement with the major political issues of our time, making SOAS one of the most exciting universities in the world to learn about Politics and International Relations with a focus on Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East.

Explore our undergraduate options below:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1528187304429{margin-top: 60px !important;border-top-width: 2px !important;border-right-width: 2px !important;border-bottom-width: 2px !important;border-left-width: 2px !important;border-left-style: none !important;border-right-style: none !important;border-top-style: none !important;border-bottom-style: none !important;}”][vc_tta_pageable no_fill_content_area=”1″ autoplay=”4″ active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section title=”Section 1″ tab_id=”1519834588790-2c6c5850-9691″][kleo_grid][kleo_feature_item title=”QS Top Universities” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/news/newsitem138762.html” icon=”heart-empty” icon_color=”#5c068c” icon_position=”center”]We’re ranked 5 in the UK and 23 in the world for Politics in the QS World University Rankings 2019[/kleo_feature_item][/kleo_grid][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Section 2″ tab_id=”1520505893900-0bb7d6cd-31b0″][vc_column_text]

BA Politics graduate Fatima Zaman made history as the youngest person to ever win the coveted Chairman’s Award. Read more

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_pageable][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row gap=”35″ equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”top” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1528187227408{margin-top: -10px !important;}”][vc_tta_accordion style=”flat” shape=”square” color=”purple” c_icon=”chevron” c_position=”right” active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section title=”BA Politics” tab_id=”1476872017435-1cd52930-dd0c2a23-4fe976ae-a43a”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Structured around four core subdisciplines, namely political theory, political sociology, political economy, and international relations. Students receive a thorough training in these sub-disciplines, which are then applied to the analysis of real world political situations.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/politics/programmes/bapolitics/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”BA International Relations” tab_id=”1476875280107-10627f0b-41ce2a23-4fe976ae-a43a”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Through a study of world history and global power relations, students gain a better understanding of the sources of conflict and cooperation among states, shifts in the international economy, as well as the roles of culture, identity and ideas in world politics.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/politics/programmes/baintrel/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”BA Politics and International Studies” tab_id=”1477319662520-ceeefdd4-c9b0″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Offers students the ability to combine our two disciplinary streams, giving them a broad base of knowledge from which to analyse politics within and amongst countries.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/politics/programmes/ba-politics-and-international-relations/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”BA Politics, Economy & Law” tab_id=”1567507893639-3b2d5d39-087e”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]The SOAS Politics, Economy & Law BA (Hons) degree takes a transdisciplinary approach to the study of politics, law and economy.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/ba-politics-economy-law/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”BA Politics and…(combined)” tab_id=”1477319713444-a758bc6e-a9ae”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]The nature of the Combined Honours degree enables you to develop a specialist niche for yourself by studying a second subject.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/politics/programmes/bapoliticsand/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”BA International Relations and…(combined)” tab_id=”1477319741005-9fc0ff60-f715″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]The nature of the Combined Honours degree enables you to develop a specialist niche for yourself by studying a second subject.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/politics/programmes/bapoliticsand/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Foundation Year” tab_id=”1542293534353-f8463f36-ad24″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Prepares students for entry onto an undergraduate programme at SOAS. During the Foundation Year, students take modules on academic practice, working with numbers, digital skills and technology, topical global issues and cultural fluency.[/vc_column_text][kleo_button title=”Course profile” href=”https://www.soas.ac.uk/soasoas/programmes/ba-creative-arts/” style=”see-through” size=”lg” special=”no” icon=”0″ uppercase=”yes”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1528187236712{margin-top: -10px !important;}”][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/Dk45VZ9hJzs” align=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_separator border_width=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”color” bg_color=”#eaeaea” padding_top=”80″ padding_bottom=”80″ border=”bottom” el_class=”col dark”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1527378490550{margin-top: -40px !important;}”][vc_column_text animation=”animate-when-almost-visible” css_animation=”left-to-right”]

Graduate Destinations

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text lead=”yes” animation=”animate-when-almost-visible” css_animation=”left-to-right”]The department of Politics and International Studies enables students to follow many different careers in business, government, international organisations and NGOs. Students leave SOAS with a knowledge and understanding of the complex political and cultural issues of global politics. They are also equipped with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek including; the ability to research information from a variety of sources; analytical skills; written and oral communication skills to set out and discuss opinions and conclusions; and presentation skills.

Former Politics and International Studies students have gone on to employment in a wide range of professional and management careers in business, public and the charity sector. Examples are given from the past two years destinations:[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner content_placement=”top”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

  • Barclays
  • BBC World Service
  • Embassy of Japan in Saudi Arabia
  • European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
  • Euro Monitor International
  • European Economics & Financial Centre

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  • U.S. Department of State
  • UNESCO
  • UNHCR
  • United Nations
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Republic of Indonesia

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Class of 2017: Six months after completing their studies

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