Overview Do you want to understand the dynamics of power in society in the UK and around the world? To gain a deeper understanding of current political issues and interrogate political news? We invite you to join us in the study of Politics at UEA. On this course, you’ll have the opportunity to study a vast range of political theories, processes, actors, and ideas. You’ll explore important ideas in politics, such as liberal democracy, the idea of freedom, and the capitalist economy, to take just a few. The study of political processes involves examining how politics works, examining the role and behaviour of officials, governments, political parties, interest and campaign groups, and the public. You’ll discover how political power operates in practice, what constraints different actors face, and whether certain actors like business and the media have privileged access to power. You will also study the role of gender, class and race and their relationship with political processes and outcomes. About This Course The study of Politics at UEA will help you develop your critical thinking. You’ll be taught by academic staff who are leading researchers and experts in their field: in the most recent Times Higher Education REF Analysis (2021), UEA was ranked 14th overall for research quality in Politics and International Studies. You’ll spend your time with us asking difficult questions, debating the answers with fellow students and expert academics, and formulating your own ideas. To study politics at university is to learn about power in its many guises. Our flexible programme will give you a solid grounding in the key themes of politics and allow you to specialise in the areas that interest you most. You might focus on systems of democratic representation, or perhaps security issues. Whatever subject grabs your attention, the course will enable you to gain a sophisticated understanding of how the world works. AT UEA, we take a global and holistic approach to politics and the political. For example, you’ll be able to take modules on politics in many parts of the world, including the US, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Or, you might be interested in the role of media and culture, or gender and race, in political systems in society. Whatever your area of interest, you’ll be studying cutting-edge issues designed to enable you to become an informed and responsible citizen of the world. You’ll develop skills such as how to debate persuasively, analyse carefully and make well informed and well-reasoned arguments. You will also learn to challenge received wisdom, and different views, thoughtfully and respectfully. These are important skills for navigating the turbulent and multi-faceted world, serving you well in any number of future careers. An important part of your degree is engaging with the broader university community. For example, we regularly hold events with high-profile politicians. In the past, guest speakers have included Clive Lewis (Labour), Caroline Lucas (Green), Douglas Carswell (formerly of UKIP) and Vince Cable (Liberal Democrats). On Politics with a Placement Year, you’ll normally spend 9-12 months of your third year in a placement, gaining invaluable working experience and employability skills in a relevant area of your choice.. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details: https://www.uea.ac.uk/apply/our-admissions-policy/english-language-equivalencies
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.