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Learn how politics changes your world. Develop your critical skills by analysing key political structures and institutions from history, then use them to gain an insight into future political landscapes. Taught by leading historians, sociologists, criminologists and political scientists, you’ll emerge with the knowledge to start changing the world yourself.
On this course you’ll study both practical and theoretical aspects of politics. Looking at contemporary perspectives on key political topics, you’ll develop critical analyses of political structures and institutions and gain insights into past, present and future areas of political concern with local and global impact.
Focusing on real-life political decision-making, agencies and policies, you’ll examine relevant debates from historical, philosophical and sociological contexts. Our historically-focused modules will give you the chance to view American, British and European politics over the long term, while others will allow you to explore sociological and criminological debates closer to the present. You’ll also be able to develop strands of specialisms in global and international issues, local political concerns, and political activity and activism, choosing from optional modules that will add extra dimensions to your study.
You’ll be taught by leading historians, sociologists, criminologists and political scientists, giving you expert perspectives on contemporary political issues. Our course will encourage you to consider issues that reach more widely than traditional political theory or the politics of parliamentary debate, such as: the history and forms of protest and activism; the politics of the new media; the politics of sustainability and energy; and contemporary questions about devolution and the demassification of state power. While examining domestic, European and international themes in politics, you’ll also have the chance to consider the practical implications of the work involved in making policy decisions.
Year one, core modulesIntroduction to Politics Global Political Issues Inequality and Class Rights and Responsibilities Political Ideologies and Social Controversies
Year one, optional modulesThe Sociology of Globalisation
Year two, core modulesPolitical Theory - A History Contemporary European Politics Comparative Political Systems Protest and Activism
Year two, optional modulesCultures of War The Growth of the USA The British Empire Britain in the 19th century Theories of Deviance, Crime and Social Control Body Politics: Health and Illness USA in the 20th Century Learning from Work Experience (incorporates work placements) Britain in the 20th Century Europe in the Age of the First World War
Year three, core modulesMajor Project The Politics of Energy and Ecology
Year three, optional modulesPolitics and Social Media Feminist Theory and Practice Race, Racism and Cultural Identity Capitalism in Crisis: The Depression and War in Europe End of Empires Enlightenment and Modernity: The Philosophical Legacy Politics and Public Service Sport, Globalisation and International politics Concepts of Good and Evil Thatcher and the New Right Global Political Economies The Cold War: the world divided Politics in Action
Optional modules available in years two and threeAnglia Language Programme
For a full breakdown of module options and credits, please view the module structure.
You’ll demonstrate your learning through a combination of essays, exams, case studies, optional work experience, and presentations. Your studies will culminate in a final year dissertation on a topic of your choice, and supervised one-on-one by an expert in that area.
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.
|Campus name||Cambridge Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A levels (or equivalent).|
|A level||96 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A levels (or equivalent).|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English.|
Please note that our full 2019 Entry Requirements are still to be confirmed. Please check back soon for updates to these.
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttp://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/politics
Fees and funding
|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|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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