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Politics and International RelationsPart of Economic, Social and Political ScienceUndergraduate study

Study abroad and exchanges

We offer a range of opportunities to current University of Southampton students interested in taking part in exchanges with partner institutions outside the UK. We also offer overseas students interested in coming to the UK to study with us the chance to participate in our bespoke 'Studyabroad@Southampton' pathways.


Study abroad students

Visiting students

Our exciting Studyabroad@Southampton programme gives a wide choice to international students from other institutions, looking to study with us for a semester or up to a year.

Politics pathways

Are you interested in global and national politics? Are you passionate about current affairs and curious about contemporary political debates? This pathway enables you to explore a range of topics in politics and international relations, and you can tailor your pathway depending on your existing level of experience in this subject area, with Level 1 modules advised for those with no previous experience.

Depending on the combination of modules you choose, you will develop a solid grounding in important topics such as the organization of political systems, the influence of political thinkers and ideas, conceptualisations of international politics and global developments, and the theory and practice of democracy in modern states, as well as explore crucial contemporary issues such as the politics of migration, the political impact of the media, the nature of the policy process, and the changing state of politics in the EU, Latin America and beyond.

The Politics and International Relations (PAIR) pathway is accessible to all students for 1 or semesters of study. Students with no background in this discipline are strongly recommended to choose a minimum of two introductory modules. Students study 4 modules per semester and should record an additional two reserve modules per semester on their application form in case any of their choices are unavailable.

Find out more on modules and how to apply

Progression to Masters study

Students who successfully complete 2 semesters on a Studyabroad@Southampton pathway and meet the following criteria will be eligible for admission to the Linked MSc programmes specified for that pathway:

Students who complete a single semester of study or wish to apply for a Master’s programme not specified on their pathway will be subject to the standard admissions requirements for that programme.

Get a discount on a masters degree with us

Students who complete one or two semesters will be eligible for a 10% discount on masters study at Southampton

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