Teaching innovation

Politics and International Relations: Teaching Innovation

We make full use of innovative teaching approaches within the Department of Politics and International Relations. These include lectures, seminars, debates, simulations and workshops. We strongly believe in teaching and learning which encourages you to develop employability skills well before you graduate.

Additionally, our teaching puts you in control of your learning. We use various forms of assessment. For example, you will be asked to write essays and policy reports, to engage in debates, to work in groups, to produce videos and to design political games.

Our students know that good feedback is key to their professional development and we are particularly innovative in making it work for you, to help you to learn, progress and improve. Most of our feedback on written coursework is available online, so you can improve and develop your academic writing throughout your course.

"My three years studying a bachelors in International Relations (Honours) at the University of Westminster has been an extremely rewarding experience. From learning core modules in IR and political theory in my first year, to exploring sub-fields of political economy and security studies in my second year and moving to challenging yet stimulating discussions in postcolonial studies and energy politics in my third year, I strongly feel the degree has prepared me for a future in international affairs. Moreover, Westminster's scholarship has been instrumental in allowing me to pursue studies at a reputed international institution.

Equipping me with research and analysis skills, and a keen eye and ear for international issues, my time at Westminster has helped me gain a summer internship at a political risks consultancy, Control Risks, and facilitated in getting an offer of admission into the MA Public and International Affairs program at the University of Ottawa. I am confident my experience at Westminster will continue to open doors in the future" Archana Sundarachari, Graduate, BA International Relations, 2013

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Courses

Undergraduate and postgraduate study in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

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Research

We are home to the internationally recognised Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD).

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People

Academic staff in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

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Open days

Visit our undergraduate open days or postgraduate information evenings to meet our staff and students and to see our facilities.