The Reach Cambridge Politics and International Relations Course 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, the course examines key political thinkers, current global problems, and the principles of the state and the international system. Students engage in practical exercises such as a mock Parliament and a Model United Nations. Past years courses included study visits to the British Parliament, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and embassies in London, through which students gained first-hand insights into the political decision- and policy-making. The course is taught by researchers from the University of Cambridge Department of Politics and International Relations, and practitioners with the experience of working in national administration, EU institutions and the United Nations. Whether interested in the subject at university or intrigued by political questions, this course will provide students with an enormously enriching understanding of national and international politics.
Reach Cambridge students experience a real taste of student living in one of the world’s most famous and historic university cities. All students reside in college accommodation of one of the 31 colleges that make up the University of Cambridge. Students are accommodated in same-sex dormitories of single or shared rooms.
Taught by expert academics, practising professionals and inspirational teachers, Reach courses are stimulating, challenging and unique, exposing students to the latest innovation and research. At the end of their course, students receive a certificate of completion.
Throughout the summer students have the opportunity to discover parts of the UK outside Cambridge through fully guided trips to London, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Ely, and more. Each trip is organised around inspiring cultural activities – like walking tours of some of London’s most historic districts, taking in a play, or visiting one of the UK’s most impressive medieval castles.