Politics

University of Hull

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Gain a unique head start in your political career through our Westminster placement scheme that is fully integrated within your degree. For almost 40 years, our Politics degree has produced graduates who've gone on to put their political skills and knowledge into practice. They've pursued careers of public and political prominence at Westminster, in Whitehall, at the BBC and organisations around the world.

  • We operate an extensive Westminster placement learning opportunity that is fully integrated within your degree programme.
  • Spend time in your third year of your degree studying at one of our partner institutions across the globe, from USA to Hong Kong.
  • 92% of our students are in work or further study six months after graduating (UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018)
  • There are so many of our graduates at Westminster and Whitehall that they've become affectionately known as 'the Hull mafia'.
Studying politics at Hull takes you to the heart of contemporary political debate. We'll encourage you to question conventional wisdom and your own preconceived ideas. And you'll graduate with the ability to operate as a political analyst, theorist, historian, or an actual politician or political activist. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Compulsory modules British Political History since 1945 Introduction to International Relations Introduction to Comparative Politics Philosophy, History and Ideology Introduction to the Politics of the World Economy Contemporary Political Issues Year 2 Compulsory modules British Government History of Political Thought Paths of Research Optional modules Understanding States and Markets: An Introduction to Political Economy Understanding the European Union Understanding America Understanding China Electoral and Voting Systems International Relations Theory The Global South and Development The United Nations and Global Security Year 3 Optional modules Dissertation UK Politics in an Age of Austerity and Brexit BRICS: Emerging Powers in International Affairs Dangerous Minds One-Trimester Abroad One-Trimester Internship Critics of Capitalism One-Trimester Dissertation Politics of the Environment Contemporary House of Commons Comparative Legislatures Contemporary Political Philosophy Conflicts in British Culture Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union Parliament in the UK: Approaches to Reform Germany in the New Europe All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.


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 H72
Campus nameThe University of Hull
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from A levels BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma Irish Leaving Certificate Scottish Highers Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points

Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit www.hull.ac.uk
Institution's Own Test60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

Please click below for a list of the English language qualifications we accept.

https://www.hull.ac.uk/Choose-Hull/Study-at-Hull/Admissions/English-language-requirements.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination). There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. We work hard to help ease money concerns during your time at university with a range of scholarships and bursaries that can make a huge difference to your budget. See www.hull.ac.uk/scholarships for more details.
Politics at University of Hull - UCAS