University of Brighton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Politics

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Course summary

Who controls Britain today? What impact does poverty have on people’s lives? Why should you obey the law? These are just some of the questions you will explore on our politics degree. Our course provides thorough training in key areas of political studies: political theory - the ideas that inspire how we understand and exercise political power; political systems – the institutions and practices that shape what we can do, both at home and on the international stage; and activist politics - the politics of protest, of social movements, and of effecting change. A wide choice of options give you control over your learning, enabling you to specialise in each of these areas. Our approach also encourages exploration of subfields and related disciplines including political economy, environmental politics, sex and gender studies and sociology through a diverse mix of options and core modules in your second and third years. You will also learn how to conduct your own research and write a dissertation on a topic of your choice which can include an original research project. You will graduate with strong vocational skills in public speaking, critical thinking and project planning. Taught by a team of specialist lecturers, you will work with a variety of visiting national and international experts.

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L200
Institution code:
B72
Campus name:
Brighton
Campus code:
B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

Unistats information

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87%
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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
EU £13842 Year 1
International £13842 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2022-23. Please note that the £13,873 international fee is for classroom based courses. For lab based courses a higher fee of £14,892 applies. EU students will be charged international fees unless they have settled status awarded by the UK Government's Settlement Scheme. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,370 for home students and £2,120 for international students. All fees should be checked against the information listed on the course page on our website: www.brighton.ac.uk/courses as specific details will be included there. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.

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Brighton
BN2 4AT


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