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. Focus on the most important topics and debates in past and contemporary politics while questioning both conventional wisdom and your own preconceived ideas. You can gain a unique head start in your career with the opportunity to complete a semester abroad or an internship, either in Westminster or with one of our public- and private-sector partners such as the Hansard Society, the Humber Local Economic Partnership, or the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. The foundation year is ideal to boost your skills and knowledge if you don't quite meet our academic entry requirements. 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
Foundation Year Core modules Preparing for Learning in Higher Education Introduction to Social Science Research in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Compulsory modules Group Challenge (Humanities) Introduction to Data Analysis Academic Writing Skills 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 Electoral and Voting Systems International Relations Theory The Global South The United Nations and Global Security Understanding China Year 3 Choose one Dissertation One-Trimester Internship One-Trimester Abroad Optional modules UK Politics in an Age of Austerity and Brexit BRICS: Emerging Powers in International Affairs Dangerous Minds Critics of Capitalism Short Dissertation Politics of the Environment The 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
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Points of entry
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The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree. We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application. For applicants with Level 3 qualifications, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points.
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)|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.