University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Politics (Foundation Entry)

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Course summary

Course overview

  • Get to the heart of government and political institutions, political theory and ideas, on our Politics Foundation Entry programme.
  • Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.
  • What you’ll learn on this course will be grounded in the core skills of political analysis and research methods training. You’ll study government and political institutions at all levels, the basis of political argument, and the international context of contemporary politics.
  • The programme considers government and political institutions in a local, national and international context.
Why study with us
  • Politics at the University is ranked 1st in the North West and 2nd in the UK for learning opportunities - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • You’ll discuss issues that play out on a global stage – such as political and economic development and international terrorism and security.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe and North America.

Course details


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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5500 Year 1
Scotland £5500 Year 1
Wales £5500 Year 1
Channel Islands £5500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £5,500, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Politics (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS