Politics & International Relations
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Subject OverviewThe study of Politics and International Relations with a Reach Cambridge tutor provides students with a fascinating introduction to the world of national and international political systems, giving them the opportunity to discuss and debate the fundamental questions of political life. Covering a broad range of topics within the discipline, students examine key political thinkers, current global problems, and the principles of the state and the international system. Whether the interest is primarily practical, theoretical, or a combination of the two, students learn how to ask the right questions and to discuss the most engaging issues facing our world. Perfect for those interested in studying the subject at university or intrigued by political questions, the study of this subject provides students with an enormously enriching understanding of national and international politics.
Whichever subject(s) you choose to study with us, you have a number of options in terms of how your learning experience is designed. Broadly we take three slightly different approaches depending on the needs of the student, and you should discuss your desired approach during your free advice session. Our three approaches are as follows:
- A pre-University course, which prepares you for university study by offering a general overview of the subject at university level, tailored to your interests
- Ongoing tutoring, which typically focusses on specific requirements such as an upcoming exam or additional support in a particular area
- A research project, which incorporates a deep dive into a particular aspect of your chosen subject as well as key skills required for university level study and an assessed presentation component at the end of the course. For this option, students must choose a tuition package and also a research project ‘add-on.’
Please let your personal adviser know your preferences during your advice session and they will be delighted to put together a bespoke package for you.
Remember: You can study more than one subject with us and many of our students do exactly that.
Introduction to a Course
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All Reach Cambridge online courses include the following:
- A personalised course on your chosen subject for your chosen number of hours (hours represent one-to-one contact time)
- A tutor dedicated to your growth and the Reach Cambridge online courses learning objectives
- Optional add-ons such as Research Projects, Study skills and Leadership skills
- Homework assignments can be provided upon request at no additional cost
- Flexible timings to suit you and your tutor
- A complimentary reflection session at the end of the course
- A course report and certificate from your course tutor
- Special discounts for our residential programs
Why not complement your academic course with one of our add-ons?
Research Project (5 hours)
Students choosing our research project must first choose an academic bundle of 10, 20 or 40 hours in their chosen subject and then also select the research project add-on. Your tutor will work with you to design a project as the focus of your academic tuition. The research project add-on comprises sessions specifically focussed on the skills you will need to hone at university level as well as preparing you for a formal presentation, which you will make to an independent academic at the end of your course. Following your presentation you will receive a research project certificate and report from your course tutor.
Exam and Interview Prep (5 hours)
Do you have a very particular goal in mind? An exam or set of exams that you are focussed upon or a particular interview or set of interviews that you would like to prepare for? Our exam and interview prep classes are designed to do two things. The first is to ensure you have the key skills to succeed: revision techniques and exam preparation for example or public speaking and presentation skills. The second is to pair that skillset with the particular knowledge that will be relevant in the exam(s) or interview(s) you are targeting. And that is where our bespoke packages come into their own - you will be paired with tutors that have both particular subject knowledge as well as the skills you will require to succeed.
Study Skills (5 hours)
What does it take to succeed in university and in life? How can you take care of yourself, emotionally and psychologically, while doing your best every step of the way? Complement your passion for learning with concrete skills to help you thrive and succeed, through sessions covering everything from revision techniques and exam preparation, to essay writing, interview skills and more.
Leadership Skills (5 hours)
What does it take to be a young leader and global citizen in today's world? In a world as bustling and busy as ours is today, stepping up to make a difference can be a daunting task. Through this online course, students consider questions of leadership, youth involvement, the role of the internet and social media in 21st-century leadership, global vs. local engagement, and how leadership can be used to make the world a better, kinder place. In parallel to these theoretical discussions, students are challenged to consider the most important issues facing the world today and to develop their own forms of leadership. Workshops on public speaking, presentation skills, interview skills, exam and revision help, academic writing, and more, will reinforce leadership discipline and ideals and help tomorrow’s young leaders to achieve their goals!
It has been a life-changing experience, in which I had the chance to do things I've never done before, meet people I've never met, and learn valuable lessons.
Caroline, Politics & International Relations, 2019
It was such a pleasure and I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to be part of this team! I'm always gonna carry this lovely family in my heart!
Isa, Politics & International Relations, 2019
Two weeks ago, I was an entirely different person. I don't recognise that insecure, shy teen anymore. Reach has done wonders for my confidence.
Ivana, Politics & International Relations, 2019
Reach Cambridge breaks national barriers and brings other nationalities together.
Larissa, Politics & International Relations, 2019
The program was life changing, and I would give up anything for 2 more weeks like this!
Hadiya, Politics & International Relations, 2018
The course showed me that Politics & International Relations is something I'm very passionate about and something I would like to pursue as a career path.
Rebecca, Politics & International Relations, 2018
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