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At Keele University, we’re proud to be consistently ranked in the Top 3 UK universities for student satisfaction, which is testimony to the safe, supportive and welcoming campus we hope you’ll soon call home. At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Geography and Politics. Combined BA (Hons) Geography at Keele allows you to focus specifically on your preferred area of Human Geography. This highly interdisciplinary course provides you with a strong theoretical and practical background in Human Geography giving you the understanding and professional geographical skills to explore an array of world issues from different perspectives. Our staff's diverse research interests and creative methods reflect a modern Human Geography that can develop your skills to address contemporary societal issues such as climate change, sustainability, health and migration from political, economic, social and cultural perspectives. What you learn here will equip you for future employment and for a lifelong appreciation of the world around you. In Politics, You’ll learn by addressing current issues and debates of political concern, ensuring the relevance of your learning to modern life. Politics is of vital importance to all of us in our daily lives. It concerns fundamental choices about the ways in which societies are organised and the way we are governed. Politics is not just the concern of politicians. It is about big issues such as the environment and human rights. Political engagement can change lives and encourage changes in government in the UK and elsewhere. Politics at Keele seeks to understand society and the events and forces which shape it, engaging with questions of power, justice, conflict, legitimacy, accountability, and governance. You will explore why citizens are increasingly disillusioned with politics; what a democracy is; when and how it’s legitimate to protest; and the effects of different models of government. You can tailor your studies to your interests, whether theoretical, historical or oriented to specific issues. Politics at Keele is informed by our research expertise in environmental politics, security studies, European and American politics. We are thrilled to have been chosen as 1 of 24 Universities who offer a innovative and unique Parliamentary Studies module. The aim of the rigorous course is to provide you with detailed knowledge of how Parliament works in both theory and practice. It is approved by and taught in collaboration with the UK Parliament and delivered in partnership with a number of higher education institutions. We place great importance on employability and on your future as a responsible global citizen. Your course includes training in professional and research skills, and opportunities for either a module or a whole year of work placement. Our study-abroad option is a great opportunity to broaden your horizons and establish international networks that can also enhance employability. You might work as a politician’s assistant, a researcher for an MP or think-tank, or a public-affairs consultant. You could work in the civil service, in local government, or for a campaigning or lobbying group. A wide range of other employers also see a politics degree as evidence of your ability to think critically, take a balanced approach, make reasoned arguments and collaborate with colleagues, so many graduates go into careers like journalism or management. You might go on to work as a planning and development surveyor, logistics manager, residential surveyor, town planner, international development worker, transport planner or market researcher.
For a list of indicative and likely optional modules please visit the course webpage.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits||112 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language at grade C (or 4).|
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.