Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Politics

Course options

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Course summary

You’ll choose a pathway to study:

  • BA (Hons) Politics
  • BA (Hons) Politics with Global Development
  • BA (Hons) Politics with International Relations
  • BA (Hons) Politics with Human Rights
Critically explore divisive political issues such as With the 2017 snap general election, Brexit and the Donald Trump US Presidency. As part of this course, you’ll:
  • Examine politics as a human activity with a local, national and global outlook
  • Study the ideas, ideologies, policies and institutions that form the foundations of modern politics
  • Understand complex policy issues and advocate solutions to problems
Evaluate the nature and distribution of power systems, processes and institutions of governance
  • Analyse different interpretations of political events and issues, synthesising relevant information, exercising critical judgement and constructing reasoned arguments
  • Analyse pressing issues facing us today, such as climate change, human rights, migration and the crisis of capitalism
  • Explore how the role of the state, international power relations, ethics, and political movements and ideologies such as Marxism have profound implications for the organisation of our society
  • Undertake a volunteering placement giving you work experience in the field
  • Blend critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
*You can apply to study the single honours degree or one of the combined awards listed.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Politics, Ethics & Justice
  • Introduction to World Politics
  • Introduction to Political Economy
  • Political Movements & Ideologies
  • Introduction to Governance
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • The UK & the EU
  • Global Inequalities
  • The Modern State: Theories, Issues & Challenges
  • Active Citizenship
In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list. Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Dissertation
  • Policy Making
  • Governing Globalisation
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L200
Institution code:
L27
Campus name:
City CampusC
Campus code:
C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Politics at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS