B.A. Politics and International Relations with a Year in Japan (Hons)

University of Kent
In Canterbury (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Canterbury (England)

The BA degree of Politics and International Relations with a Year in Japan (Hons) is a four-year programme offered by the University of Kent in partnerships with some Universities from Japan.

Important information

Requirements: English Language Requirements IELTS Take IELTS test 6.5 IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more


Where and when

Starts Location
01 September 2016
CT2 7PE, Kent, England
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What you'll learn on the course

International Relations

Course programme

Course Content

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

  • Learning Japanese 1A: An Introduction to Elementary Japanese
  • Learning Japanese 1B: An Introduction to Upper Elementary Japanese
  • Introduction to International Politics
  • Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan
  • Introduction to Political Thought
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

  • International Organisation: The UN System
  • Japan in the World
  • Comparative Politics: Dictatorship and Democracy
  • Political Research and Analysis

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Year abroad

Spend a year studying in one of our partner institutions in Japan. A full list of our available partnerships is available on our Go Abroad pages.

Please note that students studying on this programe must gain a 60% average in Stage 2 to be allowed to spend a year in Japan.

Possible modules may include:

  • Politics and International Relations Year Abroad Mark

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

  • The Contemporary Politics of Japan
  • Ethics in International Relations
  • Foreign Policy Analysis and Management
  • Europe and the World
  • Post Communist Russia
  • Specialist Dissertation (2 units)
  • Rights, Freedoms and Individualism:Contemporary Liberalism in Question
  • Engendering Politics:Feminist Contributions to Political Theory
  • Governance & Politics of Contemporary China
  • European Security Co-operation since 1945
  • Comparative European Politics
  • Politics of the European Union
  • Policy-making in the EU
  • The Politics of Trust (in the USA)
  • Contemporary Politics and Government in the United States
  • East European Politics
  • Modern Political Thought
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
  • Politics of The Middle East
  • Understanding US Foreign Policy: War, Trans- formation and Terror
  • Conflict and Security in Africa