University of Central Lancashire has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course delivers key academic, analytical and employability skills. It covers government and political institutions, political theory and ideas and international relations and politics, grounded in core skills of political analysis and research methods training. You will study government and political institutions at all levels, the basis of political argument in political concepts and ideas and the critical international context of contemporary politics. The programme considers government and political institutions in a local, national and international context, political theory and ideas and international relations and politics, supported by the development of skills of political analysis and research methods training. It is delivered by nationally and internationally-recognised research active staff who have an excellent record of original publication. You will have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe and North America. Our Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership also offers you the chance to gain valuable work placement experience and to access leadership programmes. We believe our graduates will develop the knowledge and skills to progress to careers in both governmental and non-governmental public sector organisations, or to further study at major universities in the UK. You will also be able to find appropriate graduate careers by developing both academic and generic analytical, critical and communication skills alongside personal and professional management skills, which will enhance your employability. Successful completion of this course will give you the opportunity to progress to postgraduate taught courses or postgraduate research. You will be well equipped for further study in areas such as international relations, international political economy and development, political and public communications/relations etc.
Year 1: Compulsory Modules; Essential Study Skills for Higher Education, Developing Academic Knowledge, Target Award Extended Study, Learning by Experience. Year Long Modules; Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice, Introduction to Education, Childhood and Deaf Studies, Introduction to History, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Sociology, Film and Media Theory, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to Creative Writing, Themes in Archaeology, Introduction to Psychology Year 2: Politics, Power and the State, Global Politics, British Politics Year 3: Research Methods in Politics and International Relations, Globalisation: History, Theory and Approaches, History of Political Ideas, Progressive Politics and Political Ideas in Modern Britain Year 4: Politics Dissertation, Terrorism and Security, Contemporary Anglo-American Political Philosophy, Continuity and Change in British Politics
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£5500||Year 1|