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Course Structure

Course Structure

The Political Science and Geography programme offers students an education in Political Science and Geography where for the first three years students follow the two subjects equally and in the final year they may either continue to do so or, alternatively, concentrate entirely on one subject or the other.

Junior Freshman (First Year)
In the first year students are introduced to the two subjects giving them the opportunity to explore new interests. Lectures are complemented by smaller tutorial groups in which students work throughout the year.

Senior Freshman (Second Year)
Students continue to build upon the knowledge they have acquired in their first year. Students are also free to choose within the broad curriculum subjects.

Junior Sophister (Third Year)
Students begin to specialise, selecting from an increased number of diverse and specialised modules. In third year, many students have the opportunity to study abroad (political science) and geography at distinguished universities around the world.

Senior Sophister (Fourth Year)
Students now focus on the research-based development of their core topics as they prepare for their final degree grade. Students may be required to write a dissertation or prepare a case study which provides an excellent opportunity to position themselves for a career in a specific sector or for postgraduate study.


Last updated 9 November 2017