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•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.
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
•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.
The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.
Module: Graduate Study Skills Credits: 20
Module: Introduction To International Relations Credits: 20
Module: Introduction To Political Thought Credits: 20
Module: Introduction To Politics And Society Credits: 20
Module: The Politics Of Post War Britain Credits: 20
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Module: The Politics Of The Usa Credits: 20
Module: Contemporary Political Philosophy Credits: 20
Module: Europe And The European Union Credits: 20
Module: Research Methods In Politics Credits: 20
Module: Britain In The World: British Foreign And Defence Policy In The Modern Era Credits: 20
Module: Comparative Politics Credits: 10
Module: Contemporary War And Security Studies Credits: 20
Module: Divided Societies Credits: 20
Module: Society And Nature: The Politics Of The Environment Credits: 20
Module: Studies Abroad In Applied Social Sciences Credits: 50
Module: Work Placement (Politics And Sociology) Credits: 60
Module: Work Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation (Politics) Credits: 40
Module: Anarchism: Direct Action In Theory And Practice Credits: 20
Module: British Political Parties In The Modern Era Credits: 20
Module: Charity And Community Credits: 20
Module: Comparing Social Issues And Policy In A Global Context Credits: 20
Module: Failed States And Democratisation Credits: 20
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Module: Politics Of The City Credits: 20
Module: Power, Politics And Paranoia: Contemporary Issues Dividing Credits: 20
Module: Sex, Gender And World Politics Credits: 20
Module: Terrorism And Counter-Terrorism Credits: 20
Module: Theories And Methods Of Conflict Transformation Credits: 20
Module: Understanding Human Rights: Disrupting Universalism Credits: 20
• 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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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||
This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:
BCC at A Level.
DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.
|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||
English Language at grade C or 4
Mathematics 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/2020
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.