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Politics & International Relations Programme

Canterbury Christ Church University

Since its establishment in 2005, the politics and international relations programme at Canterbury Christ Church University has gone from strength to strength. Originally spawned from a meeting of interests in Sociology, Geography and History, Politics and IR now has a very distinct position in the University situated in the school of Law and Politics.

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.