We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
In recent years, students have visited New York, Washington DC, Brussels, Strasbourg and Geneva.In recent years, students have undertaken field trips to key international organisations, and national and international political institutions, including to New York, Washington DC, Ypres, Brussels, and The Hague.
Students have the option to apply for a study abroad year at one of our partner institutions. Places on field trips and the study abroad scheme are limited, and students who undertake them are responsible for covering their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs. Students do not pay tuition fees during a study abroad year. Please see our website for further information. Where applicable, visa costs will also need to be covered by the student.
Students looking to further enhance their skill set can also take advantage of language courses offered by Lincoln International Business School. These include French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese. A cost is associated with these courses. For more information, please visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/languages.
This course offers opportunities to undertake voluntary competitive work placements with a local council which can offer valuable experience of a professional policy environment. Placements are undertaken at the student’s own expense.
The College’s Work Opportunities Hub, which looks to identify suitable placements for students, can help those seeking to enhance their studies with work experience
Research within the School of Social and Political Sciences has helped to inform public policy. Recent research projects have explored parliamentary reform, gender and sexuality, and terrorism. This helps to inform teaching and students are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to undertake their own research.
External examiners have praised International Relations programmes at Lincoln for the ways in which they embed the Student as Producer principles at all year levels.
"I’m so grateful for my experience studying International Relations at the University of Lincoln. There are so many interesting modules and the lecturers are so passionate and engaging. Throughout the course I got extensive feedback on all my coursework, allowing me to develop academically. The field trips abroad were also very rewarding and a lot of fun."Thea Lurås Oftebro, BA (Hons) Politics graduate
Claire Randerson - Associate Professor / Programme Leader
Claire is International Lead for the School of Social and Political Sciences and also manages the School's international exchange programme.Academic Staff List
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From European politics to global conflicts, examine some of the most important issues of our time in a way that aims to stimulate understanding.
Tackling challenging and sometimes controversial issues from human rights and poverty, to social exclusion and national security.
Look beyond the headlines and explore concepts such as power, democracy, and justice with a degree in Politics.
At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.
Safety remains a key focus. We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance makes this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.