Anglia Ruskin University

Politics [with Foundation Year] Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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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.

Course details

Assessment method

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

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 L201
Institution code A60
Campus name Cambridge Campus
Campus code C

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

5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade D, or above, (or equivalent) plus evidence of having attempted two years of post GCSE study at level 3.

Students who have achieved a minimum of 1 A level (or equivalent), will be exempt from the two year post GCSE requirement (as stated above) but must still hold 5 GCSEs (as stated above).

Students without English as their first language will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level with at least 5.5 in each of the four components) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognized by Anglia Ruskin University.

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed

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