University of Hull has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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'.
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.
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||The University of Hull|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 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|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points|
Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||This 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 Test||60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)|
Please click below for a list of the English language qualifications we accept.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.