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Critically engage with national and international politics on this well-connected course.
• Learn about the latest thinking in analysing and explaining political trends and issues.
• Gain a critical understanding of political institutions, ideologies and theories.
• Gain work experience with well-known organisations.
• Visit Brussels for a chance to meet policy makers and politicians.
Develop the skills to formulate and defend complex ideas, the ability to think clearly and objectively, and be given the platform to debate convincingly. By focusing on the application of political ideas in the real world, this degree supports you in a variety of career paths.
How you learn
At each level of study teaching is structured to provide you with the skills necessary to succeed. Classwork is supplemented by guest speakers drawn from the public, academic, non-governmental and campaign sectors which provide not only different perspectives on real world issues but also an insight into the knowledge and skills required to work in these sectors.
You learn through:
• away days
• placement opportunities
• guest lecturers
• extracurricular activities such as publishing and editing Politics Review Magazine, and joining the Model UN Simulation Society, the Politics Society, and the Debating Society
You will have the opportunity to take a semester long work placement in your second year. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Examples include assisting members of parliament, working for NGOs, campaign groups or the council.
If you choose a non-placement routes, you will receive employer engagement through our sector leading Venture Matrix enterprise, where employers invite you to help them address the issues their organisations need to resolve.
A five-day visit to the European Union headquarters in Brussels will give you the opportunity to meet policy makers, politicians, and various representatives of non-governmental organisations. This field trip is provided at no extra cost.
Improve your employability and degree of internationalisation by studying a language. Throughout the course you have the option to study a language of your choice for credit, whether you are a beginner or at a more advanced level. Languages available include French, Spanish, German, Italian, Catalan, Portuguese, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese.
This course prepares you for a career in:
• the UK diplomatic service
• fast track civil service
• political think tanks
• the print media
• sports promotion
• lobby groups
• the third sector
• European institutions
• local government research
• a wide range of graduate schemes across many different professions
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
Year 1 compulsory modules
Graduate Study Skills - 20 credits
Introduction To International Relations - 20 credits
Introduction To Political Thought - 20 credits
Introduction To Politics And Society - 20 credits
The Politics Of Post War Britain - 20 credits
Year 1 elective modules
Foreign Language - 20 credits
The Politics Of The USA - 20 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Contemporary Political Philosophy - 20 credits
Europe And The European Union - 20 credits
Research Methods In Politics - 20 credits
Year 2 elective modules
Britain In The World: British Foreign And Defence Policy In The Modern Era - 20 credits
Comparative Politics - 10 credits
Contemporary War And Security Studies - 20 credits
Divided Societies - 20 credits
Foreign Language - 20 credits
Society And Nature: The Politics Of The Environment - 20 credits
Studies Abroad In Applied Social Sciences - 50 credits
The Politics Of Welfare In The 21St Century - 20 credits
Work Placement (Politics And Sociology) - 60 credits
Work Project - 20 credits
Final year compulsory modules
Dissertation (Politics) - 40 credits
Final year elective modules
Anarchism: Direct Action In Theory And Practice - 20 credits
British Political Parties In The Modern Era - 20 credits
Charity And Community - 20 credits
Comparing Social Issues And Policy In A Global Context - 20 credits
Failed States And Democratisation - 20 credits
Foreign Language - 20 credits
Politics Of The City - 20 credits
Power, Sex And The Body - 20 credits
Sex, Gender And World Politics - 20 credits
Terrorism And Counter-Terrorism - 20 credits
The Politics Of Sub-Saharan Africa - 20 credits
Theories And Methods Of Conflict Transformation - 20 credits
Understanding Human Rights: Disrupting Universalism - 20 credits
• Practical assessment
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||80 points||80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.|
|Access to HE Diploma||At least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits from level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course. accredited course.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or 4.|
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/sociology-and-politics/ba-honours-politics/full-time/2019
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||With at least 5.5 in all skills.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.
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