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School of Politics and International Relations

Undergraduate Modules

1st year modules 

POL105 Political Analysis

POL106 Introduction to International Relations

POL108 Background to British Politics

POL109 Global Histories

POL180 Global Sociology

POL199 Thinking Politically: Introduction to concepts, theories and ideologies

2nd Year Modules 

POL247 Modernity: Theories of State, Economy and Society

POL249 Foreign Policy Analysis

POL253 Accountability and Complexity in British Government

POL254 US Politics

POL255 Colonialism, Capitalism and Development

POL256 War in World Politics

POL257 The International Politics of the Developing World

POL258 The International Politics of Security

POL259 Politics of International Law

POL260 Power and Legitimacy in British Politics

POL261 Power in Global Governance

POL263 Modern Political Thought 1

POL264 Modern Political Thought 2

POL265 Comparative European Politics I - Context and Institutional Development

POL268 The UK and EU

POL269 Political Data Research

POL299 International Relations Theory

POL2XX Social Theory (from 2021/22)

3rd Year Modules

POL303 Technology, Politics, War

POL304 Environmental Politics

POL305 Contemporary Russian Politics - Independent Research

POL307 Politics at the End of the "End of History"

POL311 The Politics of the Anti-Colonial

POL312 Populism: A Global Perspective

POL313 Populism in 21st Century Europe

POL317 Global Politics of Health and Disease

POL318 Dissertation in Politics / International Relations

POL320 Politics of South Asia – Independent Research

POL350 Analysing Public Policy

POL355 Globalisation: Issues and Debates

POL358 US Foreign Policy

POL361 Gender and Politics 

POL365 The Politics of the Post-Colonial Middle East

POL368 Socialist Political Thought

POL369 Latin American Politics

POL371 Nationalism & Ethnicity in International Relations

POL373 Parliamentary Studies

POL377 Race and Racism in World Politics

POL380 Utopia and Dystopia: Political, Economic and Literary Dreamworlds

POL382 Contemporary Russian Politics

POL383 Political Violence and Liberal Modernity

POL385 Global Ethics

POL389 The Political Life of Security Methods

POL381 The Political Economy of Southeast Asia

POL391 The International Politics of Africa: Independent Research

POL392 Parliamentary Studies (Internship)

POL396 British Economic and Social Policy Since 1945 – Ideas, Interests and Institutions


Terms and Conditions

Queen Mary will aim to deliver your programme so that it closely matches the way in which it has been described to you by QMUL in print, online, and/or in person. However, it is important to realise that in some circumstances, we may change aspects of your programme. 

Full terms and conditions can be viewed online