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We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let’s talk about your future. Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777 to find your place at BU this September.
You will explore the political and economic consequences of contemporary global issues such as Brexit and the rise of nationalism and protectionism, as evidenced by the election of Donald Trump, the rise of Marine Le Pen and the German AFD party. We discuss some of the biggest issues facing the world today including pollution and climate change, health and healthcare, unemployment, inequality, and global poverty. Through these discussions you’ll develop an understanding of the significance of global politics and the factors that influence income, wealth and wellbeing.
You will also explore the social, historical and cultural contexts and the role of the media in contemporary politics and economics. Whether parliamentary decisions or street protests, information travels worldwide almost instantaneously and therefore we must consider the role that the media plays, including to reinforce and challenge who gets what, how, why, and where.
Outside of lectures you can attend a wide variety of extracurricular activities run by the Centre for Politics & Media Research, including conferences as well as field trips to locations such as Westminster, Brussels, and local government and charities. You are also encouraged to engage in current research, working alongside staff as Student Research Assistants, which can lead to publications in peer-reviewed journals.
This course helps you become a reflective, critical citizen ready for a range of careers.
History of Political Thought | Economics for Accounting & Finance | Political Sociology | Global Governance & International Relations | Basic Statistical Techniques | Political Economy | Political Psychology | Microeconomics & Macroeconomics | Civil Society & Social Movements | International Relations, State & Diplomacy | Academic Dissertation or Consultancy Dissertation
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if it’s included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
English language requirements
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.
Fees and funding
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|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
Future Students Enquiry Team
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