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: Politics, Power and the State, Global Politics, British Politics
Year 2: 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 3: Politics Dissertation, Terrorism and Security, Contemporary Anglo-American Political Philosophy, Continuity and Change in British Politics
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 points|
|A level||104 UCAS points at A2|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||106 UCAS points|
|Scottish Higher||104 UCAS points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||Pass IB Diploma including 104 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||104 UCAS points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DD|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||MMM|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||104 UCAS points|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|