Politics and Social Change at University of Brighton - UCAS

Course summary

From climate change to extreme poverty, society faces a series of urgent challenges. This Politics and Social Change degree course provides you with an understanding of the political world that created these crises, along with the creative and digital skills required to contribute towards solutions. In the Global Challenges Lab, we support you to conduct independent research projects that investigate solutions to current global issues. You will learn how to communicate your ideas, making films, podcasts and data visualisations, designing political and social media campaigns, and writing policy papers and political speeches. You will have opportunities to study global, national and local politics, environmental politics, the politics of sex and gender, political theory and the politics of protest and social movements. A choice of options allows you to shape your course to reflect your interests. This course has your future employability at its heart. You’ll gain experience working with employers on live briefs, placements, and political campaigns. We support you to develop a portfolio of work to showcase your skills to future employers. You will graduate as an experienced digital communicator and researcher who understands how to practically apply their skills to transform the world. We offer three other politics undergraduate courses.

  • Politics BA(Hons)
  • Politics and International Relations BA(Hons)
  • Politics, Sexuality and Gender BA(Hons)

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements. Or equivalent English Language qualification.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13842* Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13842* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that the £13,842 international fee is for classroom based courses and provisional for 2023. For lab based courses a higher fee of £14,892 applies. EU students will be charged international fees unless they have settled status awarded by the UK Government's Settlement Scheme. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,370 for home students and £2,120 for international students. All fees should be checked against the information listed on the course page on our website: www.brighton.ac.uk/courses as specific details will be included there. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.
Politics and Social Change at University of Brighton - UCAS