Undergraduate courses

Our courses are designed to provide a solid foundation in the basics of Sociology, Politics and International Relations. They progress to include advanced study of specialist subjects at the cutting edge of research, as well as options that are more vocationally focused.

The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) offers thirteen Politics and International Relations courses and and seven Sociology courses:

Politics and International Relations courses

Sociology courses

Unit guide

Further details on the individual units that make up each course.

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‌I liked the wide range of interesting modules that were available for me to study. Some of the units have been so fascinating that I've been inspired to go well beyond the required reading, and after I've finished a topic I'll be thinking about it for a long time afterwards.

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