British Politics and Legislative Studies at University of Hull - UCAS

University of Hull

Degree level: Undergraduate

British Politics and Legislative Studies

Course summary

Gain a thorough understanding of the UK’s political system. Then apply it to the real world during a unique 12-month placement in Westminster working for a Member of Parliament or a peer, where you’ll get in-depth exposure to British parliamentary procedures and behaviours. Studying at Hull opens doors to those considering a career in Parliament. Our graduates are well known throughout the major UK political parties. In fact, so many of them now work in Westminster that they’ve become affectionately known as ‘the Hull Mafia’. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at


Year 1 Compulsory modules British Political History since 1945 Introduction to the Politics of the World Economy British Government Introduction to Comparative Politics Philosophy, History and Ideology Contemporary Political Issues Year 2 Compulsory modules The Contemporary House of Commons Electoral and Voting Systems Paths of Research Parliament in the UK: Approaches to Reform Optional modules Understanding China Understanding States and Markets: An Introduction to Political Economy History of Political Thought Understanding the European Union Understanding America Year 3 The third year is spent in Westminster working for a Member of Parliament or a peer. While on placement, you’ll also complete the following modules. Research Proposal Research Paper Self-Evaluation Document You'll be fully supported throughout your internship – both in Westminster by former Hull placement students who now work there full-time, and by our dedicated member of staff in Hull who will be in regular contact. Year 4 Compulsory modules Dissertation Comparative Legislatures Optional modules Conflicts in British Culture BRICS: Emerging Powers in International Affairs Critics of Capitalism Politics of the Environment Dangerous Minds UK Politics in an Age of Austerity and Brexit Contemporary Political Philosophy Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union Germany in the New Europe All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

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

Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit
Institution's Own Test60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £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 £16500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
British Politics and Legislative Studies at University of Hull - UCAS