University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Politics

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Course summary

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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 society. 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. 100%* of graduates from this course are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating. This course could lead to a rewarding and exciting career in a range of sectors. Previous politics graduates have gone on to roles in education, the media, business, politics, charities, human resources and within the community++. We also received 100% overall student satisfaction for politics in the National Student Survey 2020. *HESA Graduate Outcomes 17/18, UK domiciled graduates ++LinkedIn 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.
'The Politics provision at Huddersfield is impressive. The courses offer up-to-date content, delivered and assessed in engaging and innovative ways. The modules are underpinned by fine research and scholarship. The courses are designed to advance not only the academic skills of the students, but a considerable amount of attention is also given to embedding and developing the transferable skills that will serve graduates well in the job market.' ~ Dr Eamonn O'Kane, External Examiner.

Course details

Modules

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: Researching 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 Living an Examined Life: Political Philosophy and Ethics in the Real World 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 International Crises since 1945

Assessment method

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

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL200
Institution code H60
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
UCAS Tariff 112 points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade B in an A Level or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or National Extended Certificate.
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits

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. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - (https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/) 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/apl) 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.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

This information is for those applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2020/21. Information is subject to change resulting from the government review of higher education funding in England, and other potential policy changes. This information will be updated with 2021/22 tuition fees as information becomes available. Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

Politics at University of Huddersfield - UCAS