Politics at University of Southampton - UCAS

Course summary

Are you going to change society for the better? Start with a BSc in Politics from the University of Southampton. Our programme offers a firm grounding in the three main areas of: political theory, comparative politics, and international relations, and will develop your understanding of political systems, political ideas and thinkers, democracy and the modern state. Our BSc Politics degree is designed to develop skills in analytical and critical thinking, as well as highly valued independent research skills. Through a wide range of optional modules, you'll be introduced to crucial political debates such as the dilemmas of modern migration, the role of the media, and the future of the European Union. This degree can help lead to careers in politics, national and international political institutions, the civil service, think tanks, campaign organizations, as well as careers in business and journalism.


With our Politics course you will learn about political systems, political thinkers, democracy and the modern state. Some of the modules you may study include Crises of the 21st Century; Contemporary Theories of Justice; and Dilemmas of Leadership For further module information visit https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/politics-degree-bsc#modules

Assessment method

Modules are examined through a combination of examinations and coursework, and the specific arrangements vary according to module. Final degree classifications are based on marks from the second and third years.

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

We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate. You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard to the A level applicant For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Faculty Admissions Team at [email protected]

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


English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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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

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £22300 Year 1
EU £22300 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Politics at University of Southampton - UCAS