Department of Social Sciences

  • International Relations and Politics (BA or BSc)

    Don't forget to enrol online before you arrive so you can collect your student card. When you collect your card you will need to have appropriate photo Identification.

    Induction timetable

    Includes:

    • Combined honours International Relations
    • Combined honours Politics
    • Single honours International Relations and Politics

    Here is a list of the main events involving International Relations and Politics students in Induction Week (16-20 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Event Time Location

    Wednesday 18 September

    International Relations and Politics Induction (for all International Relations and Politics students) 14:00-17:20 G301 Gibbs Building, Headington Campus
    Student Card Collection - only for those students who still need a card 17:20

    Student Central, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Visa Enrolment - for students who require a study visa
    17:20 Library Training Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Freshers' Sports Fair 10:00-16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus

    Thursday 19 September

    Subject Meeting 1 10:00-11:00 Chakrabarti Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    All single honours students must attend this meeting.
    Combined honours students can choose to attend this meeting or the 11am meeting (see below).
    Subject Meeting 2 11:00-12:00 Chakrabarti Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Combined honours students should attend meetings for both subjects but can choose which meeting to attend first.
    Meet Your Academic Advisor Drop-in from 14:00-16:00 You will find out who your Academic Advisor is when you arrive.

    Module Registration Help desk

    (timetable and programme queries)

    Drop-in from 15:00-17:00 JHB404, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Friday 20 September

    Freshers' Fair 10:00-16:00 John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who have missed the Thursday deadline)

    Drop-in from 10:00-17:00 JHB403, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    All Days

    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.


    Key contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact Contact details
    Head of Department Dr Louella Matsunaga
    Programme Lead Dr Dan Bulley
    Subject Coordinator - Combined Honours Politics Dr Christina Steenkamp
    Subject Coordinator - Combined Honours International Relations Dr Doerthe Rosenow
    Subject Coordinator - Single Honours International Relations and Politics Dr Christina Steenkamp
    Student Support Coordinator Ms Mandy Archer
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Joanna Cooksey
    Programme Administrator Ms Laura Crofts

    Recommended Reading for International Relations

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the first year International Relations modules. Please note that you are not required to buy these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module Book details
    Introduction to International Relations 1- Perspectives Baylis, J., Smith, S. and Owens, P. (2017). The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations. 7th edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press
    Introduction to International Relations 2 - Themes and Issues Baylis, J., Smith, S. and Owens, P. (2017). The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations. 7th edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press

    Recommended Reading for Politics

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the first year Politics modules. Please note that you are not required to buy these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want-make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module Book details
    Introduction to Politics Axford, B., Browne, V., Huggins R., Isaacs, R. (2019) Politics: An Introduction. 3rd edn. London: Routledge
    Politics in Comparative Perspective Hague, R., Harrop, M. and McCormick, J. (2016). Comparative Government and Politics: An Introduction. 10th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
    Heywood, A. (2013). Politics. 4th edn. London: Palgrave
    Academic Literacy in Politics and International Relations Savigny, H. and Marsden, L. (2011). Doing Political Science and International Relations: Theories in Action. Basingstoke: Palgrave/MacMillan
    Flick U. (2015), Introducing Research Methodology. London: Sage

    Recommended Reading for Sociology

    This Sociology module is compulsory for students doing the BA in International Relations and Politics. Again, you are not required to buy this book in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module Book details
    Social Differences and Divisions Giddens, A. and Sutton, P.W. (2017). Sociology. 8th edn. Cambridge: Polity

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for International Relations and Politics. You should meet your Academic Advisor in their room on Thursday Week 0 between 2pm and 4pm. If there is any change to this, it will be shown in the Alternative Arrangement column.

    Name Room Phone Alternative arrangement
    Dr Andrea Bardin G416a 48 3716
    Dr Cristiano Bee G513 48 3383
    Professor Gary Browning G430 48 4287
    Dr Daniel Bulley G424 48 3995
    Dr Molly Cochran G406 48 4209
    Dr Lucy Ford G421b 48 3914
    Dr Chris Hesketh G422a 48 3758
    Dr Stephen Hurt G422 48 3972
    Dr Michael Lister G432 48 3924
    Dr Tina Managhan G402 48 4131
    Dr Maïa Pal G413 48 3743
    Dr Doerthe Rosenow G413a 48 4237
    Dr Christina Steenkamp G415a 48 3693
    Dr Alex Sutton G417a 48 3564
    Dr Jon Wheatley G503b 48 3834
    Dr Sarah Whitmore G421a 48 3747