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**Why study Politics? Some of the decisions that are made in governments and other institutions can have a huge effect on our lives, particularly now that we live in a truly globalised world. This course aims to give you an understanding of how those decisions are made, and encourages you to take an in-depth look at issues such as conflict resolution, democratisation and development, and systems of governance.** We'll give you the opportunity to gain a critical understanding of political processes and institutions, focusing specifically on British politics. You could look at political parties, political leadership, policy-making and elections, as well as political philosophy and global political issues. How will you learn?
- In your second and third years, you can choose from a range of specialist modules to gain a deeper understanding of the aspects of your subject that interest you the most
- We’ll provide you with the opportunity to understand the theory and apply it in the working environment, through a work placement in your second year. From working for an MP to helping at a non-governmental organisation (NGO), educational institution or media outlet, you’ll be given the chance to gain some practical experience in a professional setting
- In your second year you’ll have the opportunity to study abroad for a term
- You’ll have the chance to get involved in a range of extra-curricular activities. You could also benefit from guest lecturers such as MPs and political figures, and engage in student-led debates
- We encourage students to get involved with the active Student Politics Society to gain practical experience. This is increasingly valuable as employers are looking for graduates who have transferable skills, such as the ability to put forward an argument
Year 1 Core modules: Exploring the Social Sciences Human Rights in Contemporary Society Introduction to Politics Issues in Justice; Ethics and Citizenship Year 2 Core modules: Democracy and Democratisation Professional Work Placement Module Option modules Choose three from a list which may include: British Party Politics Competing Perspectives on Development Ethnicity and Nationalism US Politics and Society You may also have the opportunity to study abroad (outside of Europe - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/study-abroad-and-exchanges/exchanges/) for a term in your second year. Within Europe, the University is also part of Erasmus+ (https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/study-abroad-and-exchanges/erasmus/), the European Commission’s Exchange programme, giving you the chance to study for part of your degree in another country. Year 3 Core module: Final Year Project for the Social Sciences Option modules Choose four from a list which may include: Humanity 2.0: Living and Participating in the Digital Age Film and Cinema The Government and Politics of Europe Race; Ethnicity and Difference Representing the Social: Culture and Society Terrorism and Conflict Resolution
Assessment will include coursework, practice/ competency based learning and examination. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. If you have alternative qualifications or do not meet the IELTS requirement we also offer a range of Pre-Sessional English Programmes - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/pre-sessional-english/ You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course - http://www.hud.ac.uk/hhs/ Applicants with or without standard entry requirements are welcomed, however you must have acceptable evidence of your suitability for the course, such as another relevant qualification. You may wish to contact us for advice before applying if this is the situation. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
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