Politics and Sociology with Year Abroad at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

Course summary

The personal is political: explore the links between politics and the social structures of the modern world. This exciting new degree examines the relationship between the social and economic structures of societies and political change. Drawing on a range of political and social theories; we examine why in an age of increasingly high living standards, many people feel disenchanted and alienated. What is the relationship between the changing social structure in both Britain and the United States, such as de-industrialisation and the rise of the rustbelt, and the 2016 votes for Brexit and Donald Trump? Where does power lie in Britain, the United States and the world? What causes inequality within and between countries, and can current levels of inequality and poverty be justified? You’ll learn from the School’s expert academic staff, who specialise in areas such as race, gender, class, citizenship and globalisation. Their teaching will give you a thorough understanding of sociopolitical issues, and help you to make sense of the world we live in.


YEAR 1 Compulsory Thinking Politically: Introduction to Concepts, Theories and Ideologies Global Sociology Political Analysis Politics in Action Choose from Background to British Politics Global Histories Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Assessment method

Students are assessed by a combination of coursework and written assessments. A few modules are assessed by coursework only.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

All applicants to Queen Mary must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student and will require a Student Visa to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Our most recent information regarding tuition fees can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/tuitionfees/
Politics and Sociology with Year Abroad at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS