Global Political Studies

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Global Political Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Gain the skills required to analyze the governance of global forces, and evaluate responses to tough questions in today’s global landscape.


Program Information

The Global Political Studies Program focuses on providing you with unique perspectives on the political community; issues of diversity and inequality; the nature of security, peace, and violence; and major transformations in global, regional, and domestic politics.  The program examines the interconnected processes and structures of ‘globalization’ and ‘transnationalism’ to politics within, beyond, and among states in relation to several subthemes. These subthemes include political institutions and processes; peace and security; human rights and justice; political economy; gender, culture, and identity; and transformations from modernity, communism, and authoritarian rule.

Degree Information

Campus: Keele
Faculty:  Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
Degree:   Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Degree Options: Specialized

4 yrs

Experiential Education

Research / Other Activities

Honours Option

Yes (Honours Only)



Degree Overview

Career Options

Career options with a Global Political Studies degree from York range from working in the business and law sectors to working in law and commerce. Our diverse course offerings allow you to discover which career path you are interested in pursuing and provide you with the specialized skills with which to pursue it.


Diplomat Foreign Business Advocate Industrial Relations Consultant
International Aid Director International Development Worker International Security Analyst
Lobbyist Non-Profit Organization Director Political Strategist/Analyst
Politician Public Policy Analyst Trade Policy Analyst