Politics and international relations

Our politics and international relations courses attract students from across the world. With our expert staff and diverse student body, we’re perfectly placed to prepare you for your future career.

Learn from world-class lectures

Our lecturers contribute to real-world issues on a local, national and global scale. We’ve developed a strong track record supporting public administration reform, with sponsors including the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the European Union, the British Council and the World Bank in countries including Romania, Ukraine, Russia, South Africa and the Central Asian republics.

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What our students say

"I joined the University's United Nations Society and helped run an event with the Bulgarian Ambassador that went really well."
Plamena Solakova

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All available politics and international relations courses

More about our politics and international relations courses

Are you interested in the world of politics, political decision-making and international relations in regions from Africa and Asia to China and the US? Our politics programmes will see you study a diverse range of issues including citizenship and cyberspace, authority, ethics, equality, political economy and political ideologies that have shaped and are shaping the contemporary world.

Benefit from outstanding research

Our politics and international relations research has been recognised by funding bodies such as the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the British Academy, the Council of Europe, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the European Commission, the MacArthur Foundation and the Nuffield Foundation.

We have won international repute for our research on:

  • globalisation, development, and democracy
  • religion and politics/international relations
  • human rights
  • gender issues
  • Aristotelian political and moral philosophy

Pave the way for a successful career

Our graduates have gone on to forge successful careers in organisation including the European Union, the United Nations, the Metropolitan Police and the civil service.

Industry and workplace links

We maintain links with many political institutions and organisations in London and beyond. You may find yourself undertaking placements with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), MPs or international organisations such as the UN or Amnesty International.

Many career paths to choose from

By the end of the degree you'll be ready for careers in organisations ranging from local government, central government departments, diplomatic services, the United Nations and the European Union, to domestic and international businesses, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the media.

Our employability record

Employability is at the heart of what we do. Here at London Met we are immensely proud of our employability record, with 96.7% of our graduates either in work or engaged in further study within six months of graduation (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016–17, released July 2018).