Politics University of Brighton

Politics at Brighton takes a progressive approach to the subject; students are encouraged to develop a critical understanding of the unequal distribution of power and resources, and of democracy, participation and representation. Students build their knowledge of political ideas and movements, international relations, the structures and processes of government in Western Europe and engage in-depth study of the British state and its changing relationship with the EU. Students have the opportunity to volunteer in the community, either as part of the course or through the university’s award-winning Community University Partnership Programme (Cupp). There is also an internship opportunity with an international charity.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Brighton

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

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

Course code L200
Institution code B72
Campus name Brighton

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points We will generally make you an offer if your predicted grades are at the top of this range. If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we may still make you an offer if you have a good GCSE (or equivalent) profile or relevant non-academic achievements.
A level BBC - CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma DMM - MMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 18 credits Level 3 units in Politics are preferred
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
At least three subjects including English language and maths or science, social science and humanities.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level H3, H3, H3, H3, H4


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 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

For Home or EU applicants placement years attract an annual fee of £1,230. Many of our courses include the option of a salaried placement year. Standard tuition fees for full-time international students starting in 2018 vary by course type : Classroom-based courses £12,900 per year. Non-classroom based (laboratory/workshop-based) courses £14,040 per year Placement year £2,000 per year. International students should confirm the tuition fee for the course you are applying for by using our course finder (brighton.ac.uk/courses). Mandatory requirements for your course are covered by the tuition fees. These include things such as health or criminal record checks, specialist materials and mandatory field trips. Optional field trips, accommodation and course materials are not included in the tuition fees and you will need to pay for these yourself. Please contact the school that delivers your course about possible extra costs before you apply. The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2018–19. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.