Politics and Sociology at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

Course summary

The personal is political: explore the links between politics and the social structures of the modern world. This exciting degree examines the relationship between the social and economic structures of societies and political change. Drawing on a range of political and social theories, we examine why in an age of increasingly high living standards, many people feel disenchanted and alienated.

  • Learn about how our individual lives are connected to global developments such as climate change, migration, and the advancement of digital technology but also colonialism, industrialisation, and religion
  • Discuss how race, sexuality, gender, class, and religion shape social dynamics and how these differences relate to inequalities, globally as well as locally
  • Understand how people create social change in their everyday lives rather than just through political mobilisation and institutions
  • Reflect on what might hold a society together despite all our differences and how it changes over time
  • Understand why political institutions and politicians find it so difficult to change the economy, culture, and environmental habits
  • Rethink the role of nonhuman beings – such as animals and plants - in world politics
You’ll learn from the School’s expert academic staff, who specialise in areas such as race, gender, class, citizenship and globalisation. Their teaching will give you a thorough understanding of sociopolitical issues, and help you to make sense of the world we live in.


YEAR 1 Compulsory Thinking Politically: Introduction to Concepts, Theories and Ideologies Global Sociology Political Analysis Politics in Action Choose from Background to British Politics Global Histories 15 credits from another School Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Assessment method

Students are assessed by a combination of coursework and written assessments. A few modules are assessed by coursework only.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

All applicants to Queen Mary must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student and will require a Student Visa to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Our most recent information regarding tuition fees can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/tuitionfees/
Politics and Sociology at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS