Should states have the power to strip people of their citizenship? How do we survive ecological collapse? What do algorithms mean for democracy? How about the fascination with authoritarian leaders and their followers? Come study and debate with us. Why study BA (Hons) Politics at BU? • A dynamic and interdisciplinary course exploring power and (in)equality, justice and conflict in a world shaped by economic, a pandemic and climate crises
- You can choose units tailored to your passions and career aspirations
- We cover a range of issues including populism, leadership, diplomacy, race, gender, identity, and environmental activism
- Gain hands-on experience as political pundits, experts, fact-checkers, journalists and researchers through participation in staff-student run projects
- Network with industry professionals and add valuable experience to your CV in a 4-week or 30-week placement.
- Be part of a community studying politics through regular events, film screenings, discussions and debates organized and led by students’ BU Politics Society.
- You can choose units tailored to your passions and career aspirations. 100% of graduates felt that staff made the subject interesting.
During the Foundation Year, you will study Academic & Professional Practice | Collaborative Communication Project | Understanding Contemporary Britain | Law & Government. As part of the Degree, you will study History of Political Thought | Critical Debates in Contemporary Politics | Political Sociology | Global Governance and International Relations | Researching Politics | Public Opinion & Persuasion | Digital Politics | Political Psychology | Political Journalism | Civil Society and Social Movements | Political Marketing and Campaigning
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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