Politics

University of Dundee

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Politics confronts the big issues that affect societies the world over. You’ll get an overview of the British political system as well as examining some of the most complex problems faced by humanity and the ideas that underpin them. The MA degree means you study Politics alongside other subjects from History to Geography, languages to Psychology. At Levels 3 and 4 you will be able to specialise. During your Politics degree you’ll develop the ability to think critically about outcomes and learn how to locate, analyse, and compare information to support or challenge those outcomes. We are a small and friendly department, but you can choose from a diverse range of subjects with very few compulsory modules. Each lecturer focuses on teaching specialist areas in which they have an established track record of research. Our current teaching includes optional modules on Russian, Irish, and Middle Eastern politics, nations and nationalism, political theories, and on human rights and humanitarian intervention. Topics such as illegal drugs, gender and sexuality, environmental sustainability, and surveillance are also covered. Our graduates are confident, flexible thinkers who have the ability to apply their skills to a very wide range of potential careers.

Course details


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

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Course codeL200
Institution code D65
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BCC - BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in a relevant subject
Scottish Higher BBBB - AABB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points 30 points overall with 5, 5, 5 at Higher level A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3
Scottish HNC Pass in a relevant subject with B in the Graded Unit

English language requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £1820* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
International £18150 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees shown for Rest of UK and Scot/EU students are for 2019/20. The fees for 2020/21 have not yet been confirmed and we expect confirmation of these in March 2020. International tuition fees shown are confirmed for 2020/21 entry. These will increase by no more than 5% per year for the length of your course.

Provider information

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University of Dundee
Nethergate
Dundee
DD1 4HN


Clearing contact details

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Clearing Hotline

01382 386386

Course Clearing information

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Politics at University of Dundee - UCAS