Politics at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

Interested in how countries are governed and decisions made? A degree in Politics can help you to refine your power of judgment and your critical thinking. The Politics course at Coventry University is a vibrant, modern course that addresses many current political questions to help you understand the complex world we live in.

  • Politics is a broad discipline, concerned with governance, power, authority, citizenship and conflict resolution. Throughout your degree, the course covers political concepts around these issues and more, comparing your own government, its policies and decisions, with those of others around the world.
  • Politics should appeal to you if you have an interest in power, government, policy making, social movements or debating ideas. It also concerns wars and conflict resolution, the impact of globalisation and world events. The course includes a range of modules on British, American, European, Chinese and Middle Eastern politics.
  • There are opportunities and modules throughout the course dedicated to developing your professional career. Being able to practically apply what you have learnt is a vital aspect of the course, so there are opportunities to develop your skills needed for employment.
Key Course Benefits
  • An exciting and modern course that aims to sharpen your analytical skills and engage with political questions that are of vital concern for today’s world.
  • You could go on to pursue a range of careers in the public, private and voluntary sectors in areas like the Civil Service, local government, the media, education, management, publishing, development, international organisations or follow postgraduate study.
  • Taught by a friendly and skilled teaching team, many of whom are respected authors and expert media commentators. (Staff subject to change.)


This course has a common first year The common first year enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Common first year courses History BA (Hons) History and Politics BA (Hons) International Relations BA (Hons) Politics BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations BA (Hons) Year One Modules Themes and Concepts in History, Politics and International Relations Nations and Nationalism Global Histories World Politics since 1945 Politics in Action Ideas, Ideologies, and the State Year Two In year two, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with: liberal democracy, the far right in contemporary Europe, and political thinkers, amongst others. Modules Emerging Powers and Global Order The Far Right in Contemporary Europe Global Experiences of Liberal Democracy Political Thinkers: From Machiavelli to Marx British Politics since 1997 Making of the Modern United States: Race, Class and Gender Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year Year three aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from year one and two. You could also work on a large final project in an area of your interest, with the support of a mentor and your Academic Personal Tutor. In your third year you will have the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules, to total 120 credits overall. Modules Independent Project Sex, Sexuality, Power and Oppression Chinese Politics, Foreign Relations and Security The Green Movement: The Search for Sustainability US Politics: Tyranny or Democracy? Nationalism and Democratisation in Post-Communist Europe Political Ideologies since 1945 Politics of the Middle East We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods can include: Phase tests Essays Group work Presentations Reports Projects Coursework Individual Assignments The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that total the equivalent of three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary.

Student Outcomes

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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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Politics at Coventry University - UCAS