University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Politics

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Course summary

The pace of change within politics has never moved so quickly. Recent worldwide events have brought about dramatic shifts in our social, economic and political cultures, from Coronavirus and Brexit, to the impact of global technologies on the latest presidential election. This BA (Hons) Politics degree explores the latest cutting-edge developments in politics, equipping you with the training you need to step into today’s political landscape. Politics examines how power is exercised, how political decisions are made, and who these decisions are made by. On this politics degree course, you’ll learn about campaigns, elections, protest movements, policy issues and political ideas. You’ll explore different political arguments, rival theories and alternative explanations, while also developing your skills in critical theory and debating. What’s more, at Salford we also give you the opportunity to enhance your political studies with a variety of placement opportunities, including the chance to study abroad. This kind of work experience provides instant value to future employers, giving you the competitive edge needed to establish a professional career in politics. You will

  • Learn from academic staff who are internationally recognised researchers
  • Be given the opportunity to practice politics as part of an extensive study abroad programme, including semesters in Europe, the USA, Australia and Canada
  • Develop an understanding of research tools needed to make sense of the political and social landscape around you
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Course details

Modules

Year One

  • International History (1) 1890-1945
  • International History (2) 1945-Present
  • Britain and the World
  • Politics and Democracy
  • International Politics II
  • Introduction to Contemporary Politics
Year two
  • Theories of Power and Domination
  • British Political History 1945-2007
Optional modules may include:
  • Utopias and Dystopias
  • Political Communication: Media and Democracy
  • Regimes and Dictatorships from 1918
  • Reporting Government
  • US Foreign Policy Since 1945
  • Intelligence, Security and Politics in Britain 1909-1994
  • The Politics of European Union Enlargement
  • Work Project
  • Chinese Foreign Policy Since 1949
  • University Wide Language Programme
Year three
  • Dissertation
  • Optional modules may include:
  • Britain and the Cold War
  • Political Journalism
  • The History and Politics of Socialism
  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • Populism in Politics
  • Corruption in Contemporary Politics
  • British Counter-Insurgency Since 1945
  • Politics and the Internet
  • Politics Placement
  • Global Environment Politics
  • University Wide Language Programme
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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L200
Institution code:
S03
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0, with no element below 5.5, is proof of this.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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Fees and funding

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Provider information

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University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford
M5 4WT


Clearing contact details

Clearing Line

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Additional information

Monday 5 July to Wednesday 17 August 9am until 5pm (except Fridays 10 am until 4pm), Thursday 18 August, 8am to 7pm, Friday 19 August 8am to 6pm, Saturday 20 August Clearing Visit Day Sunday 21 August Closed Monday 22 August 9am to 5pm (and from this date on, except for Fridays 10am to 4pm).


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