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The undergraduate programmes in PAIS are flexible and allow you to customise your degree programme according to your interests and career goals. In addition to your core modules, you have free choice of modules within the PAIS department to make up your total CATS (credits), subject to module availability, level (year 1 students must take year 1 courses and so on), and timetabling.

The modules offered in PAIS naturally align with our four research clusters:

You can follow modules aligned in any of these 'pathways'. Following a pathway will align your degree with the research groups within your department and prepare you for more specialised postgraduate courses you may wish to follow later. However, if you wish to build your own programme across the pathways then you can do so as all options are available to all students to choose from beyond their core requirements.

It is also possible to take up to 30 CATS each year from outside of PAIS in other Social Sciences or Humanities departments, subject to CATS weighting, relevance to your degree programme, and availability with the external department. If you are interested in exploring options outside of PAIS, you can read more information and link to the most relevant departments here.

For a full explanation of the undergraduate course structure please see the detailed descriptions for the relevant programmes:

Politics

Politics and International Studies

Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods

Politics and Sociology

Politics, International Studies and Modern Languages

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Please note that this is the list of modules available for the 2017/18 academic year and is indicative of the types of lists that will be available in future years.

For a full explanation of the undergraduate course structure, please see detailed descriptions for the relevant programmes: Politics, Politics and International Studies, Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods, Politics and Sociology, and Politics, International Studies and Modern Languages.

The undergraduate programmes in PAIS are flexible and allow you to customise your degree programme according to your interests and career goals. In addition to your core modules, you have free choice of modules within the PAIS department to make up your total CATS (credits), subject to module availability, level (year 1 students must take year 1 courses and so on), and timetabling.

The modules offered in PAIS naturally align with our four research clusters: Comparative Politics & Democratisation, Political Theory, International Political Economy, and International Relations & Security. You can follow modules aligned in any of these 'pathways,' and while it is not compulsory to do so, following a pathway will align your degree with the research groups within your department and prepare you for more specialised postgraduate courses you may wish to follow later.

It is also possible to take up to 30 CATS each year from outside of PAIS in other Social Sciences or Humanities departments, subject to CATS weighting, relevance to your degree programme, and availability with the external department. If you are interested in exploring options outside of PAIS, you can read more information and link to the most relevant departments here.

Please select from the tags below to view the modules you're looking for. To view the full list, tick all three boxes under 'View by year of study'.

Please note that this is the list of modules available for the 2017/18 academic year and is indicative of the types of lists that will be available in future years.

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