Our new range of liberal studies degrees provides a true US-style liberal arts education, a first in the UK. In your foundation year you undertake a general education programme which provides a comprehensive foundation for your degree studies. From the first year of your degree, you choose a ‘major’ subject area whilst taking a range of ‘electives’ to tailor your degree to match your passions and interests. Every module in our liberal studies programme has been specifically designed for the degree, delivering you a broad-based education which engages you in critical and interdisciplinary thinking. Liberal arts graduates are well-prepared to make the most of opportunities in a fast-moving global economy.
The Political Science major offers a thorough grounding in the main theoretical concepts used in the field. You will also be introduced to the political institutions and cultures of many different countries.
Through combining theory and practice you will develop analytical skills which will assist them in solving problems, understanding complex issues and develop policies.
You will develop a wide and deep knowledge about the complexity of the political world and how to approach it as well as learn how to formulate arguments with examples drawn from contemporary events as well as academic theory
You will have opportunities to participate in and attend conferences, as well as take part in international conferences.
This is a four year, full time programme.
This is an American-style Liberal Studies programme that incorporates an area of specialisation (a major), a general education programme which all students take in their first year providing a broad foundation for your degree, plus electives chosen from a wide range of subject areas to be taken alongside your major.
There is a major project in the final year of study which enables you to open out the specialist area of your major to the breadth of your learning on the whole programme.
It is also possible to undertake a dual major or one or two minor subject areas alongside your major from other subjects offered within the overall programme. Majors, minors and elective classes are offered in the following subject areas:
There are also elective classes in Music Appreciation, Philosophy, and Theatre.
In addition to studying in London, you will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting term spent studying abroad. This provides you with a unique opportunity to explore a diverse range of topics offered by other institutions and gain international experience. This term takes place in Year 2 and replaces the second term of your Regent's degree. For more information see the study abroad section.
Please note that an optional study period abroad always take place during degree level studies and is not included in your foundation year.
Degree Level Modules
In addition the students of political science can enrol to the Model United National module.
Our lecturers come from diverse backgrounds and cultures with vast experience and knowledge in their field.
Our programme puts strong emphasis on learning from experience, with outside activity complementing the work in class.
You will participate in conferences, take part in the Model United Nations and attend seminars given by influential politicians and policy makers.
You can also make use of all the resources that London has to offer. For example our students, by an exclusive arrangement, are eligible for a substantial discount on membership of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, with its captivating meetings and rich academic resources.
The British Library with its vast collection is also available to our students.
Students with disabilities
Some of our courses encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.
A politics science degree provides skills and knowledge which can equip students for a career in a number of fields such as economics, diplomacy, government or, non-governmental organisations, media, academic and law.
The skills of analysis in such a degree are highly transferable and are valued in all professional contexts and political science graduates from Regent’s University London have gone on to succeed in an excitingly diverse range of activities.
For entry to the programme, we require five passes at GCSE/IGCSE level at grade C or above, including English.
All applicants must have successfully completed GCSE Mathematics or equivalent.
Other international qualifications, as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) will be accepted, including:
If you have already successfully completed A Levels, or a recognised Level 3 or Access Programme; the full International, European or Welsh Baccalaureate; or, an equivalent qualification, you may be eligible for direct entry onto your chosen degree programme.
For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:
Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.
Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration
On-campus diagnostic test
If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test.
This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme start dates
How to apply
For advice and guidance on study-related visas and immigration, please view our visas and immigration webpage.
Applying to study at Regent's is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.
Step 1 Apply
Please complete an application form. You can apply in the following ways:
Once you have completed the application form, you should send us the following supporting documents; these can be sent to us via email/post/fax:
Step 2 Making an offer
We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.
If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.
You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.
Step 3 Accepting the offer
If you wish to accept the offer you must:
Please note, while there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.
Please see here for information on how to pay.
Step 4 Full acceptance and visa
On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UKVI website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).
Transfer of credits
Transfer applicants must complete their applications by submitting all the supporting documentation required from freshman applicants.
If you have completed fewer than 30 credit hours or equivalent at your current institution we will need your official high school transcript in addition to your current undergraduate transcript.
If you have completed 30 or more credit hours, or equivalent, we only require your official undergraduate transcripts.
Once we have received your complete application, and if you have been accepted for admission, we will advise you on the number of credits you will be able to transfer towards your degree.
Fees September 2017
Annual tuition fee: £16,400
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)
Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. Annual fees for students commencing studies in spring will span financial years. Spring and autumn fees will be invoiced at the rate applicable for that term.
Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17
Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.
Future Finance loans
Alternative loan funding* for students studying at Regent's University London