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Course summary

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.
This course includes a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the media & communication skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.

Modules

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


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P487
Institution code:
B50
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
67%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.

Provider information

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
BH12 5BB


Clearing contact details

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Course Clearing information

Additional information

From Tuesday 4 July: Lines are open Monday-Thursday, 09:00-17:00, and Fridays 09:00-16:30. Thursday 17 August: Lines are open 07:00-20:00. Friday 18 August: Lines are open 08:00-18:00. Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August: Lines are open 10:00-15:00. From Monday 21 August: Lines are open Monday-Thursday, 09:00-17:00, and Fridays 09:00-16:30.


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Politics (with Foundation Year) at Bournemouth University - UCAS