Politics and International Relations

Why Study Politics and International Relations

Politics and International Relations, based in the Department of Political and Cultural Studies, is one of the leading research-led units at Swansea University. We challenge our students to investigate the wide and complex issues arising from how our societies, both domestically and internationally, are organised and how they should be organised. 

Politics is not just about studying government institutions and international relationships it explores different visions for a more just society for thousands of years, and yet still addresses some of today’s most pressing crises and challenges. 

International Relations focuses on human rights, global justice, how environmental issues shape legislation and global economy.

Students are offered a Parliamentary Studies module. This prestigious module is approved and supported by the Speaker and Clerk of the House of Commons and the Lord Speaker and Clerk of Parliaments in the House of Lords. Sessions are attended by members of parliament and the House of Lords and there is an organised visit to the Palace of Westminster.

Student are also offered the competitive internship programme at the National Assembly for Wales.

Our undergraduate students have the option of a semester abroad in Hong Kong, Singapore and the USA and Postgraduate Taught Masters' students can study an extended Masters in the USA or Philippines.

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