Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Politics

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Course summary

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The principal focus of this degree is power relations between individuals, social groups and nations – so you’ll explore how the local, national and international intersect to influence both high and low politics, as well as questions of power and justice. You’ll study a broad range of topics, from UK politics, political thought and theory, to international politics, international relations and ‘issue’ politics such as human rights, environmentalism, terrorism and conflict. A wide variety of options mean you can pursue your own interests – with things becoming increasingly flexible as you progress through the course. In the final year, you’ll engage more directly with current academic debates and contemporary political developments. Depending on what you choose to specialise in, you’ll have the option to graduate with the bracketed degree award of BA (Hons) Politics (Policy, Society and Community). With practical skills training, including advanced analytical approaches, as well as placement and study abroad opportunities – with all the experience that brings – a politics degree opens doors to a range of interesting and rewarding career possibilities. This course has a Foundation Year available. Features and Benefits

  • Offers you an in-depth and varied account of the nature of politics in the 21st century.
  • Flexible study options – with options to take Joint Honours degrees and a wide range of units to study within BA (Hons) Politics.
  • The politics team is friendly, supportive and passionate about the subject, providing an intellectually challenging environment for our students.
  • Our courses include practical skills training to ensure you’re fully prepared for your future career.
  • You will have the opportunity to spend your third year on an industry placement or study overseas.

Course details


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 M40
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 104 - 112 points Minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points at A2 or equivalent
A level BCC - BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 106 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points

GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For more information on fees, please visit: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/ba-politics?start=september-2021#sub-six
Politics at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS