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The study of Politics and International Relations focuses on the workings of government and global politics, and will help you understand the most pressing challenges facing the world today,including political instability and conflict, security, great-power rivalry, climate change,development, human rights, governance and inequality. The solutions to many national and global problems are often intricately connected with regional and global processes, structures,mechanisms, forces, interests, customs and institutions. Knowing how to identify these solutions,their context and histories, is often challenging, frequently rewarding, and always interesting. A major stream in Politics and International Relations will give you insight into the complex relationships between state and non-state actors, individuals and organisations in national and international contexts, and you will learn how to think critically about the nature of power in contemporary and historical perspective.

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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 24 UOC.

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The minor in Politics and International Relations (24 uoc) must not be taken as it is not an approved teaching specialisation.

Specialisation UOC

If you wish to gain a minor in Politics and International Relations, you must complete 24 units of credit including 12 UOC at Level 1 and 12 UOC at Level 2.

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