- 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.
- 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.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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)|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£5500||Year 1|