If you’re interested in studying politics, then our newest course offering might be the perfect path for you. You can now study an International Year One (IYO) in Politics and International Relations, and progress to a related undergraduate degree at the University of Essex: one of the UK’s premier universities for Politics.
IYO in Politics and International Relations
This new International Year One is a fantastic opportunity for you to fast track your progression: once you’ve successfully completed your IYO, you’ll progress directly to the 2nd year of a degree at the University of Essex. The IYO covers the equivalent of the 1st year of your degree alongside university preparation, helping you to get ahead.
You’ll study the International Year One at the University of Essex International College. This dedicated pathway option is the first IYO we’ve offered specifically in Politics, and features a specialised curriculum developed in conjunction with the University. Throughout your studies, you’ll benefit from expert teaching, superb student support, and access to the University’s exceptional resources.
Once you pass your course at the required level, with good attendance, you’re guaranteed entry onto your progression degree at the University of Essex.
The first intake for the new IYO will be September 2020. This means that you’ll be able to start your course this year, and begin the 2nd year of your undergraduate degree in October 2021. Explore your IYO in Politics and International Relations study options, and see important course information on this page.
What degrees are available?
Through the new IYO, you’ll have 4 related undergraduate degrees to choose from:
- BA (Hons) International Development
- BA (Hons) International Relations
- BA (Hons) Politics
- BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations
Each of these degrees is also available with either a placement year or a year abroad, giving you exciting opportunities to enrich your study experience.
Why choose the University of Essex for Politics?
The University of Essex is a leading academic centre for Politics and related fields. It’s ranked 5th in the UK for Politics in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, and 29th in the world for Politics and International Studies in the QS World University Rankings 2020. It’s also ranked 5th in England for student satisfaction in Politics (National Student Survey 2019), so you can be sure that Politics students at Essex are impressed with their experience.
The University’s history and strong reputation for the social sciences mean that it attracts some of the brightest minds in the field. When studying a Politics degree at the University of Essex, you’ll benefit from tutors with real expertise, as well as exceptional resources and facilities. The University’s Chancellor is even a former Speaker of the British House of Commons!
Clearly, studying at the University of Essex is a great way to get a head start in the world of politics and international relations. If you want to know more or have questions about this course, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.