About the courseThis course enables you to discover how political and social systems in the UK, Europe and beyond are organised, how governments function and how individuals and regimes get and employ power.You will uncover how political structures emerge out of interactions between people and their values, ideas and institutions.You will study history and theory to help you understand the present. The course has an emphasis on contemporary global problems with the aim of developing and applying:• critical reading• writing• debating skillsYou will graduate with many indispensable and transferrable skills, including effective communication, negotiation skills, a critical mindset and a solid grasp of the way the world works on the local, national as well as the global stage.On this degree you will learn through analysing the historical development of contemporary political and social problems. You will seek to explore some of the solutions that have been proposed in the past. UWL is the career university, the BA (Hons) International Relations with Sociology will prepare you for professional employment.The course is taught by research active staff who have practical as well as academic experience. Throughout the course you will be supported by a number of tutors who have a wide range of interests within the subject area. This will ensure that you are able to specialise in a specific area within international relations and sociology of interest to you. In your final year dissertation you will have the opportunity to study a particular topic in-depth.All classes are taught in an engaging and participatory manner. You will be encouraged to try out what you have learned via a range of activities, such as:• practical sessions• workshop• in-class debates• creative reflection• using on-line and other mediaFurthermore, the personal tutoring system will ensure that you have the academic support you need throughout your course.
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You must have successfully completed an United Kingdom Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) Equivalent qualifications may also include a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades. Meetin
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AboutThe University of West London is a public research university in the United Kingdom which has campuses in Ealing and Brentford in Greater London, as well as in Reading, Berkshire. The university has roots back to 1860, when the Lady Byron School was founded, which later became Ealing College of Higher Education. In 1992, it became a university and 18 years later it was renamed the University of West London.
The University of West London is ranked as the top modern university in London, 8th modern university in the UK and ranked as the 50th university nationally by the Guardian University Guide 2019. 98% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation.
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Our Brentford site is located 1.5 miles south of our Ealing site and is connected by a free, 10 minute shuttle bus service. School of Human and Social Sciences, College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare are located in the campus.