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The study of contemporary politics is centrally concerned with power, collective decision making, justice, conflict, (in)equality and citizenship. Politics in the 21st century must consider what role the media plays in these processes, including reinforcing and challenging who gets what, how, why, and where. This course integrates political theory and practice.
You’ll learn about politics through the lens of a variety of disciplines: political science, international relations, anthropology, media, marketing, journalism, digital communications, economics, psychology, history, and philosophy. This interdisciplinary approach provides you with rich insights into politicians, political systems and organisations at local, national and international levels.
You can attend a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including conferences as well as field trips to locations such as Westminster, Brussels, and local government and charities. You’ll also have global opportunities through our study abroad programme and a range of internationally focused activities on and off campus. What’s more, you’ll complete a work placement during your course and can decide whether to do four or 30 weeks, which will help you foster professional relationships, build contacts and ultimately hand you invaluable experience.
This course helps you become a reflective, critical citizen ready for a range of careers as a politician, civil servant, working at nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), or representing organisations who need politically shrewd and media-savvy employees.
History of Political Thought | Critical Debates in Contemporary Politics | Political Sociology | Global Governance and International Relations | Researching Politics | Public Opinion & Persuasion | Digital Politics | Political Psychology | Political Journalism | Civil Society and Social Movements | Political Marketing and Campaigning
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||IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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Clearing contact details
Future Students Enquiry Team
+44 (0)1202 966777
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