Politics with Global Development at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

Course summary

Critically explore politics and some of the most pressing issues facing us today. You’ll have the opportunity to enhance your studies with fantastic placements. Study divisive political issues such as the 2017 snap general election, Brexit and the Donald Trump US Presidency. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Explore how global development confronts the ethical dilemmas facing the distribution of power and resources
  • Examine theories of development, poverty and economic crises and their relevance to the social and political challenges of the 21st century
  • Study topics such as the political economy of the global south, understanding development, development in practice, and complete a dissertation
  • Examine politics as a human activity with a local, national and global outlook
  • Study the ideas, ideologies, policies and institutions that form the foundations of modern politics
  • Understand complex policy issues and advocate solutions to problems
  • Evaluate the nature and distribution of power systems, processes and institutions of governance
  • Analyse different interpretations of political events and issues, synthesising relevant information, exercising critical judgement and constructing reasoned arguments
  • Analyse pressing issues facing us today, such as climate change, human rights, migration and the crisis of capitalism
  • Explore how the role of the state, international power relations, ethics, and political movements and ideologies such as Marxism have profound implications for the organisation of our society
  • Undertake a volunteering placement giving you work experience in the field
  • Blend critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
Find out more Immersive learning With our range of politics events, volunteering options, study abroad opportunities, and guest speakers, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in a rich learning and practical environment that will fully prepare you for the career you choose. Volunteering You’ll undertake a volunteering placement of your choosing as part of our Active Citizenship module, helping those in need - whether it's helping refugees learn English, working at a food bank or teaching in a foreign country. Hands-on study You’ll have the opportunity to design a mock project targeted at a non-government organisation. You’ll practise lobbying your ideas during a test interview, enhancing your employability skills. Previous students have explored ways to limit the problems of globalisation. Research expertise All of our course team are research-active, working around the world for the development of society. Many carry out government-funded research and help to advise the EU on policy. These links will help ensure your course content is applicable to the wider world and could help if you are writing a project or research proposals for international organisations. Why study Politics at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Pathways available, with the option to change direction after Year 1
  • Fantastic placement opportunities
  • Guest lectures, including annual festival of Politics and International Relations
  • Volunteering and study abroad opportunities


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Politics, Ethics & Justice
  • Political Movements & Ideologies
  • World Politics
  • Introduction to Political Economy
  • Introduction to Governance
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Active Citizenship
  • Britain in the World
  • Global Inequalities
  • State & Power
  • Political Economy of Development
  • Peacebuilding & Conflict Resolution
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Dissertation in Global Development
  • Governing Globalisation
  • Policy Making
  • Community Development
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

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

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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

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Politics with Global Development at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS