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Pair these two subjects and you can examine how individuals, groups and nations interact within the context of history, ideology and socio-economic indicators. This knowledge will inform your exploration of the ways writers have helped to reflect and shape the world around them.
Rise to the challenge of English and you’ll set off on an exciting intellectual journey to a future filled with creative possibilities.
This course takes an innovative, modern approach to literature, focusing on drama, prose, fiction and poetry from the 17th century to the present – balancing the traditional with the modern.
Flexibility is key to our approach and as your course progresses you’ll be able to choose course units to suit your own particular interests, such as creative writing, film and cultural theory. Or why not focus geographically and culturally on writing from the USA, Ireland, Africa, India and the Caribbean? And in your final year, you’ll get a chance to spread your wings with a substantial piece of project work that presents a thesis, building on the skills you’ve been developing over previous years.
Our lively department is staffed by internationally renowned writers and critics, and there’s a strong research culture, creating a learning environment that is both supportive and intellectually challenging. And with our extensive cultural links both in Manchester and further afield, you’ll be in the right place to begin building a creative network for your future.
Study politics and you’ll not only master the art of the possible – you’ll open yourself up to an abundance of career possibilities.
The principal focus of the degree is power relations between individuals, social groups and nations – so you’ll explore how the local, national and international intersect to influence both high and low politics, as well as questions of power and justice. You’ll study a broad range of topics, from UK politics, political thought and theory, to international politics, international relations and ‘issue’ politics such as human rights, environmentalism, terrorism and conflict. And that’s just the beginning.
A wide variety of options mean you can pursue your own interests – with things becoming increasingly flexible as you progress through the course. In the final year, you’ll engage more directly with current academic debates and contemporary political developments.
With practical skills training, including advanced analytical approaches, as well as an opportunity to study abroad – with all the experience that brings – a politics degree opens doors to a range of interesting and rewarding career possibilities.
This course has a Foundation Year available.
Features and Benefits
Choose the balance of your subjects in Years 2 and 3 of the degree. Named route study is available in Year 3 leading to a BA (Hons) Politics degree.
Workshops and readings by published writers including the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy DBE, who is a professor in poetry at the Manchester Writing School.
Offers an in-depth account of the nature of politics in the 21st century.
Regular readings, visiting speakers and literary events.
All strands of our degree programmes offer the opportunity to study abroad for a term.
The opportunity to be taught by internationally recognised academics in a variety of specialist areas.
Opportunities to work with acclaimed authors on creative writing in a variety of genres. The Department of English at our Manchester campus is a large and vibrant community of around fifty internationally renowned writers and critics. The department is home to The Manchester Writing School, one of the most successful of its kind in the UK.
- Opportunities to engage with the many conferences, readings, research programmes, festivals and competitions run by the department, and to build their own networks among our many partners in the dynamic Manchester cultural and creative community.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible 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||104 - 112 points||104-112 UCAS Tariff points from three A2s or acceptable alternatives|
|A level||BCC - BBC||An English subject at GCE A Level is preferred, e.g. English Language, English Literature, English Language/Literature. Subjects such as Religious Education, History, Media Studies and General Studies will also be considered|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Performing Arts, Production Arts or Creative Media Production are preferred from applicants studying BTEC qualifications|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 106 UCAS Tariff Points - units taken must include some element of literary or cultural study|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D||Performing Arts, Production Arts or Creative Media Production are preferred from applicants studying BTEC qualifications|
GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered