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Reverend Jesse Jackson, addressing students from the School of Law.
This degree enables you to study the closely related fields of international politics and law. The course is designed for those planning a career in law, public service, journalism, international organisations and diplomacy (such as the United Nations or the European Union) or non-governmental organisations (such as Oxfam or Amnesty). It will also prepare you in political analysis.
Why study BA International Politics and Law at Middlesex?
This course will equip you with the legal skills, political concepts and analytical tools invaluable for your professional career in an increasingly complex field of global politics, international law and governance.
You will study different aspect of law combined with the areas of European and Middle Eastern geopolitics, international political economy, migration and human rights. Our course combines political theory and international relations with legal perspectives as well as providing opportunities for internships with national and international organisations, political institutions and civil society organisations.
You have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through a work placement module in your final year
Our teaching staff are experts in their fields and have an impressive research track in their respective fields
You will work with a culturally rich and geographically diverse cohort of international students
You will further your knowledge through lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, as well as directed reading in your own time. You will develop your written and verbal presentation skills too.
In your final year you will do a dissertation; an optional placement module also allows you to do a work placement in a political environment, which we will help you find and which will form part of your academic assessment. Careers advice is also part of the course.
You will be assessed through a variety of means, including exams, essays, critical reviews and presentations, and your work placement if you choose to do one. When you submit your coursework we will be looking, among other things, at your understanding of theory and practice and your ability to sustain a coherent and reasoned argument. Your dissertation will demonstrate your ability to apply knowledge and undertake fieldwork.
If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree. For more information see our Law and Social Sciences foundation page.
New UCAS Tariff:
The UCAS Tariff has changed for courses starting in September 2017. The points awarded to each qualification have been lowered in comparison to the previous UCAS Tariff. Our entry requirements are displayed as the grades you will require, however if you wish to find out the equivalent tariff points please use the UCAS calculator.
UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply for this course.
Academic credit for previous study or experience
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three. For further information please visit our Transfer students page.
If you have relevant work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University qualification. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
International entry requirements
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
Visas and immigration
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
English language requirements for international students
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components). Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted English tests and qualifications. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, entrance test, portfolio or audition.
Dr Tunç Aybak Programme Leader in International Politics
Tunç Aybak lectures on the BA International Politics and MA International Relations programmes, specialising in critical studies in geopolitics and diplomacy, foreign policy analysis, international political economy of Europe and regionalism in Eurasia. His main research areas and field work include Turkish and Russian foreign policy, citizenship and identity in Europe, the enlargement of the EU, energy geopolitics and pipelines with particular reference to the Black Sea and the Middle East.
As a political analyst he has been widely interviewed by international media, such as BBC, TRT British, Australian and Turkish and Russian, Brazilian, Eastern European media. His publications, among others, include The Politics of the Black Sea and Migrant's Voice in Europe and academic articles on Turkish Foreign Policy, Russian-Turkish Relations, citizenship and migration issues in Europe and the politics of the Black Sea. He also acts as an editorial adviser to Global Faultlines Journal.