BSc International Relations & Social Policy

Aston University
A Birmingham (Inghilterra)

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Why choose this course? Social Policy at Aston has been ranked 6th in the country in the Times Good University Guide 2013
Social Policy at Aston is ranked joint 5th for Graduate prospects (70%) out of 58 universities in the Complete University Guide 2014 Politics & International Relations at Aston has been rated between 101-150 institutions globally for 2012-13, in the QS World University Rankings Internationally recognised research, backed by the Aston Centre for Europe (ACE)

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Requisiti: 3 years full time or 4 years with integrated placement year UCAS Code: LL2K Typical Offers A-levels: ABB from 3 A-levels. General Studies accepted.  If your predicted grades are close to those stated in Aston's typical offers and if you are interested in Aston University and the courses we offer we encourage you to apply to us as one of your 5 UCAS choices. In addition to your predicted grades, when making offers we also consider your previous academic performance (eg AS grades, GCSEs), your school/college reference and the commitment and motivation you...


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International Relations
Social Policy


International Relations and Social Policy examines the major political and social issues faced by governments across the world. You will develop a knowledge and understanding of the nature between states and also of the roles played by international institutions, other intergovernmental organisations, multinational corporations and NGOs. You will also investigate the economic, social and political forces which influence policy and give rise to conflicts between the achievement of economic, environmental and social objectives. 

Important strengths of the programme include its focus on key contemporary issues in international relations and policy, such as global economic change and the environment as well as international comparisons of government policies. The professional placement year is an optional feature of the programme and is designed to give our students a distinct advantage on the graduate labour market. 

The programme is strongly geared towards increasing your employability since it is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills relevant to careers involving partnerships in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Sample module options: The modules below are indicative only. When an offer is made, students will receive a detailed programme specification which forms part of our terms and conditions.

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Year 1 Core modules:
Europe and the Making of the Modern World     LP1016 
Information Skills     LP1012 
Introduction to International Relations     LP1021 
Introduction to the European Union     LP1065 

Social Problems and Public Policies A     LK1012 
Social Problems and Public Policies B     LK1013 
Becoming a Social Scientist     LK1011  

Year 2 Core modules:
International Relations: Theories and Issues     LP2014 
Research Methods in Political and Social Science     LP2006 
The Politics and Policies of the European Union     LP2020 

Crime Subversion and Injustice  LK2006
Welfare States and Welfare Change  LK2015
Government and Globalisation  LB2010 
Comparing and Evaluating Public Policies  LK2016

One of the following optional modules:
Introduction to Political Economy     LP 2022 
Security Studies in a Changing World     LP2021

And choice of options to total 30 credits:
Environmental Policy     LK2014 
Government and Management     LK2011 
Embodiment and Feminist Theory     LK2005 
The Social Life of Stuff    LK2018
Global Society     LK2004 
Media and Society     LK2007 
Kith and Kin: Family in a Social Context    LK2017

Year 3

Optional Placement

Final Year Core:
International Relations Research Dissertation     LP3009 

International Migration and Policy  LK3018
Health Policy  LK3019 
Ageing, Society, and Policy     LK3006 

Choose four of the following optional modules:
The International Relations of East Asia     LP3015 
Religion and Politics of Contemporary Europe LP3016
Political Communication     LP3018 
The American Presidency     LP3019 
Nationalism & Political Power     LP3020 
Political Parties and Party Systems     LP3024 
Conflict and Politics in Contemporary Balkans     LP3025 
Contemporary Conflict     LP3028 
Diplomacy and Soft Power    LP3029
The Far Right in Europe     LP3030 
The Challenges of Climate Change    LY3031
Understanding Foreign Policy    LP3033
Northeast Asia: From Conflict to Cooperation    LP3034
Gender and Politics    LP3035
Interest groups and lobbying    LP3036
Regions and Regionalism in Europe     LP3412 
Contemporary Political Theory     LP3416 
Political Leaders: Case Studies and Comparative Perspectives     LP3415 

Choice of options to total 30 credits:
Corporate Power in a Globalised World     LK3004 
Dissertation     LK3001 
Work, Organisations and Society     LK3008 
Racism, class and gender     LK3010 
Contemporary social movements     LK3011 
Learning to Labour? Education and Society     LK3007 
Religion and Society     LK3014 
Sport and Society     LK3012 
Pregancy and Politics: Cultural Norms and Family Policy     LK3013 
Kith and Kin: Family in a Social Context    LK3020
Popular Music and Society    LK3016
The Challenge of Climate Change     LY3031