Taught course

Politics with English for Academic Purposes

University of Essex · International Academy

Entry requirements

A minimum of a third class class, or equivalent. Three-year higher education qualification from a recognised institution, minimum of lower second classification, or equivalent. For applicants whose native tongue is not English, a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 with 5.0 in the writing or TOEFL 520 (paper-based) or 68 (internet-based), with 3.5 in writing or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Graduate Diploma in Politics with English for Academic Purposes will enhance your language and academic skills, and help develop your knowledge and understanding of the major theoretical and conceptual foundations of the discipline of political science, and of quantitative methods for studying politics. Successful completion of the course at the required level will normally qualify you for entry to an appropriate Master's level course in the Department of Government.

Our International Academy offers some of the best routes for international students to enter higher education in the UK. Our innovative courses and programmes have proved very successful with international students and have also attracted home students because of the distinctive learning environment we offer.

Studying at university is exciting and rewarding, enabling you to study new and fascinating subjects in ways that may be different from those you have previously experienced. If you are an international student, you may find that the education system in the UK is slightly different from other countries and, sometimes, that the transition to the British system can be challenging. Our courses help you to settle in and adapt to life in the UK.

Information for international students

For applicants whose native tongue is not English, a minimum score of IELTS 5.5.

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment50

Course contact details

International Academy
+44 (0)1206 872719