Politics University of Lincoln

Undergraduate

Course Start Date: 17th September 2018
This BA (Hons) Politics degree examines domestic and global politics, political theory and international relations. Students have the opportunity to explore the big political issues of the day in Britain and around the globe, and study the social and theoretical contexts which underpin these developments. Politics students at Lincoln have the opportunity to develop analytical, evaluative and critical-thinking skills and to learn how to collect and analyse data, draft policy proposals, present arguments thoughtfully and debate points of contention with peers. Academics in the School of Social & Political Sciences have a diverse range of expertise and aim to provide a thorough grounding in British and global politics.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Lincoln (Main Site)

  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

In the first year of the degree, students are introduced to the institutions and structures of power in Britain and have the opportunity to explore the relationships between nations and their historical contexts in international politics. Students are encouraged to develop an understanding of key concepts in social and political sciences and are expected to gain a strong foundation in research methods. In the second year students consider the core ideas underpinning politics and closely related disciplines, such as international relations, and begin to apply these to the study of politics in a range of settings including the USA, the EU, the Middle East, and Asia. Students can broaden their skill set and develop a portfolio of transferable skills. The final year focuses on the development of alternative approaches to politics, as well as in-depth analysis of the traditional levers of power through modules like Parliamentary Studies, which is co-taught with the Houses of Parliament. By the end of their degree students should have a deep and broad understanding of politics as a discipline, a concept and an activity. For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

Assessment method

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.


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 L39
Campus name Lincoln (Main Site)
Campus code L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level BCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma A minimum of 45 level 3 credits, to include 30 at merit or above.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
Scottish Advanced Higher CDD

Applicants will also be required to have at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (or the equivalent), including English.

We encourage applications from mature students and we will give special individual consideration to those who are in this category and do not have the standard entry requirements.

Applicants whose first language is not English will also need British Council IELTS band 6.0 or above or equivalent.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,800 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 each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs. With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.