Undergraduate study in Politics and International Relations

What can you study in Politics and International Relations?

Completing a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Politics and International Relations will give you insight into the major strands of Politics and International Relations:

  • International relations
  • Political theory
  • Politics and the media
  • Comparative politics
  • Public policy

Often a single course will cover two or more of these different strands.

Structuring your major in Politics and International Relations

If you are beginning a BA in 2018

You can take a major in Politics and International Relations as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I.

How to choose your courses

You can choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for Politics and International Relations. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.

2018 BA schedule for Politics and International Relations

Courses

Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in Politics and International Relations:

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Politics and International Relations, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.