International Relations and Politics (BA/BSc)

- Single Honours International Relations and Politics
- Joint Honours International Relations
- Joint Honours Politics  

During Induction week, make sure you follow your course induction schedule below, this must take priority over any other events. Most of these induction events will be on campus but there may be additional online events that you will need to attend or watch.

Next steps

Induction schedule

Check your course induction activities below - full location details will be confirmed by 5 September.

Saturday 17 September

Time Event details Location
TBC

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Induction Handbook 2022-2023

Everything you need to know for Induction Week and beyond in one place.

Handbook

Tuesday 20 September

Time Event details Location
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet and Greet with your lecturers.

For all International Relations and Politics Undergraduate Students

An informal meeting to get to know the academics for your course with some current students.

Refreshments will be available

G.301, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Wednesday 21 September

Time Event details Location
9:30am - 12:00pm

Induction

Welcome and Induction, for all International Relations and Politics Undergraduate Students with Student Support Coordinator, Mandy Archer.

G.301, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Thursday 22 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 11:00am

International Relations and Politics subject meeting 

Compulsory meeting for all Politics and International Relations students with information about your course, modules, etc. with Subject Coordinators, Dr Chrissie Steenkamp and Dr Alex Sutton

There are 2 subject meetings slots, at 10.00 and at 11.00. You do not need to attend both meetings, just choose the one you prefer.

For joint honours students you need to go to meetings for both of your subjects;  you can choose which one you go to first.

JHB.208, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

11:00am - 12:00pm

International Relations and Politics subject meeting 

Compulsory meeting for all Politics and International Relations students with information about your course, modules, etc. with Subject Coordinators, Dr Chrissie Steenkamp and Dr Alex Sutton

There are 2 subject meetings slots, at 10.00 and at 11.00. You do not need to attend both meetings, just choose the one you prefer.

For joint honours students you need to go to meetings for both of your subjects;  you can choose which one you go to first.

JHB.208, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Module Registration Helpdesk

Drop in if you need help adding on your optional modules for semester 2

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet Your Academic Adviser 

Drop in to your Academic Adviser’s office for a quick chat anytime during these hours.

Your Academic Adviser will be an academic from your subject. For Joint Honours students, it will be someone from one of your subjects. Check your student information to see who your Academic Adviser is.

Please note that some Academic Advisers have arranged different times. Please check further down this page to see if this applies to your Academic Adviser.

To find out who your AA is, go to your student Information and to your student profile to find their name and contact details.

Friday 23 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 5:00pm

General Drop in Help Desk

Speak to one of the Student Support Coordinators with any issues or questions you might still have now that induction week is ending.

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Key contacts

Job title Name Contact details

Student Support Coordinator 

Mandy Archer

marcher@brookes.ac.uk

Subject Coordinator for single hons IR and Politics and joint hons Politics

Dr Chrissie Steenkamp

csteenkamp@brookes.ac.uk

Interim Subject Coordinator for joint hons IR

Dr Alex Sutton

asutton@brookes.ac.uk

Interim Programme Lead 

Dr Doerthe Rosenow

drosenow@brookes.ac.uk

Programme Administrator

Laura Crofts

lcrofts@brookes.ac.uk

Academic Liaison Librarian 

Joanne Cooksey

jcooksey@brookes.ac.uk

Academic Adviser meetings

Most Academic Advisers are available to meet their students between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday 22 September.  If your Academic Adviser has arranged a different meeting time it will be listed here. They will also email you to remind you.

 

Academic Adviser

Alternative Meeting Date/Time

Room

Dr Victoria Browne

Thursday 29th Sept (week 1) 9:30am-11:30am 

Gibbs G505

Dr Doerthe Rosenow

Thursday 21st Sept (week 0) 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Gibbs G4.13a

De Cristiano Bee Thursday 21st Sept (week 0) 12:00pm-2:00pm Gibbs G513

Reading lists

This is an indicative reading list of the core books used on the course for the compulsory modules in Semesters 1 and 2.  There is no expectation for you to buy any of the books, they are all available in our library.

For Semester 2 optional modules, once you have chosen them at the end of week 0 you can contact the module leaders if you would like details of the core reading. 

For Joint Honours students, you will find your reading lists for your other subject on their new students web page

 

Politics and International Relations Single Honours

Semester 1 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

POLI4001 

Political Socialisation and Ideology

Axford, B., Browne, V., Huggins, R. and Isaacs, R. (2019) Politics: An Introduction, 3rd Edition. Abingdon, Routledge.

POLI4003 

Critical Skills in Politics and International Relations

Cottrell, S. (2019) The study skills handbook. Fifth edn. London: Macmillan International Higher Education Red Globe Press (Macmillan study skills)

INRL4001 

From Empires to States: the Origins of International Relations

John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens (eds) (2020), The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations. 8th edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

SOCI4001 - Social Differences and Divisions

Anthony Giddens and Philip W. Sutton (2021), Sociology (9th edition),  Polity

Semester 2 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

INRL4002 

Global Challenges in International Relations

Baylis, John, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens (eds) (2020) The Globalization of World Politics (8th edition), Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

POLI4002 

Politics in Comparative Perspective

Hague, R.; Harrop, M.; McCormick, J. (2019), Comparative Government and Politics: An Introduction (11th ed.), London: Palgrave.

 

International Relations Joint Honours

Semester 1 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

INRL4001 

From Empires to States: the Origins of International Relations

John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens (eds) (2020), The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations. 8th edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

POLI4003 

Critical Skills in Politics and International Relations

Cottrell, S. (2019) The study skills handbook. Fifth edn. London: Macmillan International Higher Education Red Globe Press (Macmillan study skills)

Semester 2 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

INRL4002 - Global Challenges in International Relations

Baylis, John, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens (eds) (2020) The Globalization of World Politics (8th edition), Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

 

Politics Joint Honours

Semester 1 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

POLI4001 

Political Socialisation and Ideology

Axford, B., Browne, V., Huggins, R. and Isaacs, R. (2019) Politics: An Introduction, 3rd Edition. Abingdon, Routledge

POLI4003 

Critical Skills in Politics and International Relations

Cottrell, S. (2019) The study skills handbook. Fifth edn. London: Macmillan International Higher Education Red Globe Press (Macmillan study skills)

Semester 2 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

POLI4002 - Politics in Comparative

Perspective

Hague, R.; Harrop, M.; McCormick, J. (2019), Comparative Government and Politics: An Introduction (11th ed.), London: Palgrave.