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
Welcome to BA (Hons) International Relations and Politics
How You Study
What You Need to Know
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.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† 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.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
How you are assessed
There are opportunities to undertake unpaid, competitive work placements with a local council, which can offer valuable experience of a professional policy environment. Please note that students are expected to cover their own travel, accommodation, and general living expenses while undertaking a field trip or placement.
"Studying at the University of Lincoln was an extremely rewarding experience that helped me define my future career path. The course offers fascinating and thought-provoking subjects during every term of study. I was guided by kind, passionate, and knowledgeable lecturers who gave me the opportunities to thrive and develop during my time at Lincoln. "Thomas Whitlam, BA (Hons) International Relations and Politics graduate
Students have the option to apply for a study abroad year at one of our partner institutions in Europe or the United States of America as part of the four year degree variant. Places are limited and students do not pay tuition fees during a study abroad year. In recent years, students have undertaken week long field trips to New York, Washington DC, Brussels, the Hague, Strasbourg, Geneva, Berlin and Krakow, where they have visited key international organisations, and national and international political institutions. Places on both 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. Where applicable, visa costs will also need to be covered by the student.
Students participating in the 2019 Berlin and Krakow trip paid approximately £600 to cover accommodation costs, insurance and study visits. Transportation costs covered on the trip included flights, transfers and study trips only. Similarly, students should expect to pay for all meals whilst on the trip plus an additional cost for activities during their spare time.
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