Politics

University of Surrey

Degree level: Undergraduate
Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

TEF Gold

University of Surrey has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

Find out more about the TEF.

Why choose this course Politics is about people and power: who gets it, how they use it and what makes a society fair. This innovative course explores the active role that citizens can play in shaping politics internationally, nationally and locally. A distinctive feature of the course is its emphasis on institutional structures, government and civil society, focusing on the way they bring about political and social change, whether at a local, national or international level. What you will study On our BSc Politics course, you’ll get a full grounding in the discipline as a whole, as well as a wide set of practical skills. You’ll be introduced to a range of concepts, approaches and methods to study the public sphere and the political system. You’ll be able to explore the meanings of vital political concepts, particularly contentious ones such as ‘justice’, ‘equality’ and ‘liberty’. You will also learn about the way power is exercised, diffused across different groups and how it provides organisational structures in government, as well as how decisions in politics are made.

Course details

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.


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 S85
Campus nameStag Hill
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB Overall: BBB Applicants taking an A level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Overall: DDM GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C(4) (or equivalent).
Access to HE Diploma D: 27 credits M: 18 credits Overall: QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including 27 at Distinction and 18 at Merit. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent).
Scottish Higher ABBBB Overall: ABBBB GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Maths: Scottish National 5 - C
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB Overall: BBB GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Maths: Scottish National 5 - C
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points Overall: 32 GCSE or Equivalent: English HL4/SL4 and either Maths HL4/SL4 or Maths Studies HL4/SL4.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Overall: Pass overall with BBB from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A levels. Applicants taking an A level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C(4) (or equivalent).
Extended Project A Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will receive our standard A level offer, plus an alternate offer of one A level grade lower, subject to achieving an A grade in the EPQ. The one grade reduction will not apply to any required subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent).

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/international/english-language-requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

Please see our website for up-to-date information on our fees for 2020/21: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate-2020-entry
Politics at University of Surrey - UCAS