BA Globalisation and Governance General Description Major events, such as the frequent financial crises of recent years, and the traumatic events of September 11th 2001 and July 7th 2005, have emphasised the increasing importance of an understanding of the growing number of public and private institutions, with intertwined political, economic, and social dimensions, which shape international relations and the global economy. This degree provides you with the means to develop just such an understanding. You will find this degree especially helpful if you are considering a career with major organisations, such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank or World Trade Organization. The degree is also designed to enable its graduates to pursue careers with transnational corporations and non-governmental organisations, including international charities promoting economic development or human rights. A particular feature of this degree is that, by drawing upon our expertise in specific geographical areas, you can acquire in-depth knowledge of a whole range of relevant issues. These include world economic order and disorder; economic globalisation and regionalisation; trade, aid and development; the non-military projection of power; relationships among states and markets; and global governance in theory and practice.
Department of Politics and International Studies 2010/2011
Teaching is by a combination of lectures and tutorials. For lectures you will have the opportunity of studying with all your colleagues. For tutorials you will be divided into small groups to discuss set topics with the tutor in a more informal environment. As the modules become more specialised, in the second and third year, the lecture and tutorial model may be replaced by two-hour long seminars. This allows for variety, as well as high levels of student participation. Each tutorial / seminar comprises around 8 to 12 students.
Internship Opportunities You will be eligible to apply for the Westminster Hull Internship Programme. This exciting opportunity, fully integrated into our assessment structure, gives selected students the opportunity to spend one semester of their final year working as an intern for a member of Parliament. There are also other internship opportunities at the European Parliament in Brussels, The Hansard Society, Hanover Communications (London), The Open Road Consultancy (London) and The Public Affairs Co (Leeds), and we are continuously expanding our internship opportunities.
Study Abroad Students can apply to study abroad during the first semester of the final year. The period spent abroad replaces that spent in Hull, with credits and marks awarded counting towards the final degree classification. The department and University have exchange agreements with institutions in Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong.
Careers This course leads to a variety of careers, such as political consultancy, the media, the civil service, public relations, political parties, parliament, charities, as well as international organisations. Examples of posts held by our graduates include: Senior Assistant, Prime Minister's Political Office, 10 Downing Street; Director of Communications, Financial Times; Senior Communications Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva; Principal of Kalorama Consulting, Washington DC; and Head of the Asia Programme, Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies.
Entry criteria We like to take each case on its own merits and, as a consequence, our offers may vary according to your specific case. However, our standard UCAS offer for BA Globalisation and Governance is ABB (320 points). If you are studying the International Baccalaureate our standard offer is 34 points with 16 from any three higher level modules. We welcome applications from mature students.
Contacts For further information please use the departmental website www.hull.ac.uk/fass/politics.aspx Course Co-ordinator: Dr Simon Lee E S.D.Lee@hull.ac.uk
The modules listed here are indicative only. Applicants should check the Department of Politics and International Studies website www.hull.ac.uk/pas under the relevant degree programme for a full list. Year One Introduction to Political Science Understanding States and Markets: An Introduction to Political Economy Introduction to World Politics Wealth and Power in the Global Economy Introduction to Comparative Politics Plus options from the following: War and Politics in the Twentieth Century Introduction to the World Economy Introduction to Globalisation Any Free Elective module from other departments. Year Two Paths of Research in Political Science The World We’re In: Globalisation and Democratic Governance in Practice Manias, Panics and Crashes Options from the following: Political Thought from Plato to Marx British Government Understanding America Democracy in Europe Parties and Institutions in European Politics International Security and Defence Policy The Causes and Conducts of War International Organisations and Global Security Theories of Democracy Sea Power New Media and Politics Modern Strategy Comparative European Politics The Political Economy of Development The Politics of the Environment
Year Three Long or Short Dissertation Plus options from the following: Hate, Violence and Pornography: Political, Ethical and Legal Considerations Approaches to Presidential Power in the USA Comparative Legislatures The Politics of the European Union The EU: National and International Perspectives Security, the State and the Individual New Labour’s Legacy: UK Politics in an Age of Austerity The Reuniﬁed Germany in the New Europe The Contemporary House of Commons Parliament in the UK: Approaches to Reform Parliament and Citizens China: Once and Future Superpower The International Politics of the Environment Contemporary Political Philosophy Intelligence and National Security Global Communications and International Politics The US In Vietnam European Environmental Politics International Relations Theory Democratization in Latin America Critics of Capitalism Territorial Politics Any Free Elective module from other departments
Any Free Elective module from other departments
*Please note that there may be some small changes in the list of options oﬀered, according to occasional staﬀ research leave and staﬀ changes. Global and Governance/10.10/Lou/Job no 2348