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With the 2017 snap general election, Brexit and the Donald Trump US Presidency, politics is as divisive as ever for those involved in the debate. Critically explore politics and examine some of the pressing issues facing us today, such as climate change, human rights, migration and the crisis of capitalism. You also will explore how the role of the state, international power relations, ethics, and political movements and ideologies such as Marxism have profound implications for the organisation of our society. In your second year and third year, you will have a choice of optional modules and a dissertation, which you can tailor to your interests.
At the end of your first year, you can choose to pursue a single honours degree and achieve a BA (Hons) Politics award, or alternatively you can choose to study one of our pathways of specialised modules and gain a combined degree in one of the following:
BA (Hons) Politics with Global Development
BA (Hons) Politics with Peace Studies
BA (Hons) Politics with International Relations
BA (Hons) Politics with Political Economy
- BA (Hons) Politics with Human Rights
With BA (Hons) Politics with Human Rights, in Years 2 and 3 you will study Debates in Human Rights, International Human Rights, Politics of Human Rights and complete a Dissertation.
- Year 1 Core Modules
- Politics, Ethics & Justice
- Introduction to Political Economy
- Introduction to World Politics
- Introduction to Governance
- Political Movements & Ideologies
- Year 2 Core Modules
- The UK & EU
- Active Citizenship
- Global Inequalities
- The Modern State: Theories, Issues & Challenges
- In addition choose from a list of Year 2 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
- Year 3 Core Modules
- Policy Making
- Governing Globalisation
- In addition choose from a list of Year 3 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
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||City CampusC|
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||Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£10,500 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.