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Politics and International Relations is now one of the most popular degree choices in the UK, as well as being one of the most popular options for international students studying in the UK. It can provide a pathway into some interesting jobs within government and politics, both on a national and international level, and is also attractive to employers in other disciplines who will be impressed by the knowledge of current affairs and global matters awarded by these disciplines.
The Politics and International Relations Gap Year Course will help you to gain the knowledge and skills that will help you stand out from the crowd in a university application or job interview, whilst also providing an in-depth understanding of the fundamental areas of Politics and International Relations, which are fascinating in their own right, regardless of the career prospects they provide.
The programme aims to introduce aspiring politicians, diplomats, civil servants and business leaders to the study of politics as a social science. We also encourage students to evaluate beyond their local political science and explore international issues.
Students are provided with an academic grounding in the key principles of Politics and International Relations, including political theory, international politics, comparative politics and globalisation. This foundation is invaluable for students wishing to study Politics and International Relations at a top university and those seeking a potential career in government, whilst also being accessible for those with a general interest in this diverse field.
Eligibility & Pre-requisites
At the end of the course, students will:
About the Gap Year Programme
This course is part of the Gap Year Programme, residential in Yarnton Manor, near Oxford.
Students increasingly welcome some time to decide on their next steps before starting university or entering the workplace. They may choose to take up to a year off to travel, volunteer and explore new horizons. This is also known as a gap year. Those experiences undoubtedly provide valuable opportunities to acquire life skills. However, universities and employers also appreciate evidence of constructive academic development during a gap year.
Our 10 week Gap Year Programme enables students to achieve both. Our academic focus strengthens their profile for future university applications or career.
Teaching Faculty & Campus Life
At Oxford Royale Academy we are committed to providing our students with the most qualified and high-calibre teaching faculty available. All Oxford Royale Academy teachers are passionate about their subjects, and are looking forward to passing their knowledge on to their students this summer!
The International Study Centre is based in Yarnton Manor, a beautiful and historic building that dates back to 1611. Students enjoy the privilege of living and studying in an elegant and peaceful setting while retaining easy access to the centre of Oxford, which is only 15 minutes away.
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Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, UK company number 6045196. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.