Politics is central to our lives: it determines how we live and what we think a good life is. Political news dominates the headlines and political solutions are the only solutions to most of the world's problems.There will be no solution to the destruction of the environment without politics, no reduction of global poverty, no peace in the world's trouble spots, and no social justice with politics.Yet how many people understand politics? How can we work for a better future without such understanding?
The BA in Politics and International Relations addresses these - and other issues - in the contemporary world. It is not a degree course that gives you answers to political problems. It does something more important than that: it teaches you how to ask the right questions so that you can find answers of your own about the way that the world works.The programme helps you develop the skills that will enable you to find solutions to practical problems, and understand how and why people might act to achieve these solutions. It does this for all the levels of politics - the global, the national and the local.The course is thus suited to students whose interests are focussed on Ireland as well as to students who want to know about the wider world.
For additonal details on Politics and International Relations, please visit our UL Experience page.