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Politics & International Relations


Do you want to expand your knowledge of democracy, freedom and security in the 21st Century?

Immerse yourself in the fascinating ideologies and debates that influence our culture. Once you’ve successfully completed our Foundation in Politics & International Relations, you will examine relationships between nations and learn how politics has shaped our past and continues to shape our future.


  • Two Semesters


  • September
  • January


  • £15,250

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Programme Details

Location: UPIC at the University of Plymouth
Intake: September, January and June

Semester 1

  • ILS1AND3 – Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • SCI101MB – Numerical Techniques 1
  • BUS107 – Principles of ICT
  • BUS108 – Business Law

Semester 2

  • BUS101 – Accounting: You will learn about the importance of accounting and financial reporting. Topics include profit and loss, trading accounts and budgetary control.
  • BUS105 – Business Studies
  • BUS103 – Economics
  • BUS106 – Academic Writing

Full Programme Specification (PDF)


  • Business Manager
  • Civil Servant
  • Lawyer
  • Public Administrator

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