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BSc (Hons) Politics & Data Science

Politics and Data Science Courses

The list of Politics and Data Science courses below is indicative of those that are currently planned for students commencing their undergraduate degree in September 2023. The courses that run in each academic year are subject to change in line with faculty availability and student demand, and may have limited capacity or be unavailable to you due to the timetable. There is, therefore, no guarantee every course will be available every year.

Year 1


  • Introduction to Politics and International Relations
  • Comparative Politics 
  • International Relations in Practice 

Data Science:

  • Discrete Structures 
  • Programming with Data 
  • Intermediate Programming with Data

Plus TWO elective courses

Year 2

(Option to study abroad and follow US curriculum courses at a Northeastern University campus in the USA in the second semester)


  • The European Union in the World 
  • Societies in Transition
  • Political Arguments in Action 

Data Science:

  • Advanced Programming with Data
  • Foundations of Data Science 
  • Information Presentation and Visualisation 


  • Experimental Data Science Project

Plus ONE elective course

Year 3


  • International Organisations 
  • Security Studies 
  • Sustainable Development

Data Science:

  • Machine Learning and Data Mining I
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining II
  • Large-Scale Information Storage and Retrieval


  • Final Project (Politics/Data Science)

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