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Do you want to learn more about government and society and the workings of political systems? Are you interested in the way people, institutions and ideas interact? Our BA Politics degree pulls together existing teaching and research expertise on important issues surrounding the influence of power, governance, sovereignty, conflict, order, mediation, obligation, justice, accountability, legitimacy, security, and decision-making. Students who follow this programme will be introduced to interdisciplinary approaches to the discussions of theoretical, philosophical, institutional and issue-based concerns revolving around governance. The Placement Year provides you with a fantastic opportunity to broaden your horizons and develop valuable skills and contacts through working in field relevant to your chosen degree subject. The Placement Year is taken between years 2 and 3 of your degree and students are away for the whole of the academic year. The minimum period in placement (at one or more locations) is seven calendar months; more usually you would spend 10-12 months with a placement provider. Placements can be UK-based or overseas and you will work with staff to plan and finalise the placement arrangements. You would normally start sometime in the period June to September of your second year and finish between June and September the following year. You will be supported throughout the placement period by a dedicated member of staff within your academic school.
For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g. • A Levels (History preferred but not required) • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM • City & Guilds Advanced Technical / Extended Diploma: considered on a case-by-case basis • International Baccalaureate Diploma • Access: Pass • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted. International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language proficiency requirements), details at: www.bangor.ac.uk/international/applying/entryrequirements We also welcome applications from mature applicants. *For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
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