University of Hull

Politics University of Hull Degree level: Undergraduate

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Gain a unique head start in your political career through our Westminster placement scheme that is fully integrated within your degree.

For almost 40 years, our Politics degree has produced graduates who've gone on to put their political skills and knowledge into practice. They've pursued careers of public and political prominence at Westminster, in Whitehall, at the BBC and organisations around the world.

  • We operate an extensive Westminster placement learning opportunity that is fully integrated within your degree programme.

  • Spend time in your third year of your degree studying at one of our partner institutions across the globe, from USA to Hong Kong.

  • 92% of our students are in work or further study six months after graduating (UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018)

  • There are so many of our graduates at Westminster and Whitehall that they've become affectionately known as 'the Hull mafia'.

Studying politics at Hull takes you to the heart of contemporary political debate. We'll encourage you to question conventional wisdom and your own preconceived ideas. And you'll graduate with the ability to operate as a political analyst, theorist, historian, or an actual politician or political activist.

Official Team GB partners

Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it.

What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership.

We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else.

Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb

Course details

Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

British Political History since 1945
Introduction to International Relations
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Philosophy, History and Ideology
Introduction to the Politics of the World Economy
Contemporary Political Issues

Year 2

Compulsory modules

British Government
History of Political Thought
Paths of Research

Optional modules

Understanding States and Markets: An Introduction to Political Economy
Understanding the European Union
Understanding America
Understanding China
Electoral and Voting Systems
International Relations Theory
The Global South and Development
The United Nations and Global Security

Year 3

Optional modules

Dissertation
UK Politics in an Age of Austerity and Brexit
BRICS: Emerging Powers in International Affairs
Dangerous Minds
One-Trimester Abroad
One-Trimester Internship
Critics of Capitalism
One-Trimester Dissertation
Politics of the Environment
Contemporary House of Commons
Comparative Legislatures
Contemporary Political Philosophy
Conflicts in British Culture
Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union
Parliament in the UK: Approaches to Reform
Germany in the New Europe

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree.

Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L200
Institution code H72
Campus name The University of Hull
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from
A levels
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
Irish Leaving Certificate
Scottish Highers
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points

Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit www.hull.ac.uk
Institution's Own Test University of Hull English Language Programme 60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

Please click below for a list of the English language qualifications we accept.

https://www.hull.ac.uk/Choose-Hull/Study-at-Hull/Admissions/English-language-requirements.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination). There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. We work hard to help ease money concerns during your time at university with a range of scholarships and bursaries that can make a huge difference to your budget. See www.hull.ac.uk/scholarships for more details.

Provider information

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University of Hull
Admissions Office
Cottingham Road
Hull
HU6 7RX


Course contact details

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Main Contact

01482 466100


Undergraduate Admissions Team

01482 466100