Politics and International Relations at CCCU prides itself on its high quality student offering and consistently excellent NSS results, offering a practical and outreach focussed degree for those students whose desire to study politics stems from a focus on a later career in the political sphere. We are able to assist students in this by a curriculum both focussed on traditional learning outcomes, and on current employer needs – using blogs, twitter feeds, policy briefs and short analyses regularly.
Students are also invited to participate in our long standing Making Politics Matter speaker series: previous speakers include Professor John Curtis, Rosie Duffield MP, Damien Green MP and many high profile politicians and political commentators. Our visiting professors include Stephen Fidler - European Editor of the Wall Street Journal, and Professor John MacGreggor – UK Diplomat, moreover we have an ongoing contract with Westminster to provide a jointly run 3rd year module, Parliamentary Studies.
Our Centre for European Studies (CEFEUS) has had several Jean Monnet funded modules attached to it, a Jean Monnet Chair, and Jean Monnet Centre funding since its establishment in 2015. We work with several partners including Kent County Council, BBC Radio Kent and many local business groups.