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Politics London Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Why study this course?

This undergraduate honours degree explores the relationship between government and society, examining the major issues in politics today. With the course’s global outlook, you’ll be able to specialise in the politics of countries and regions that interest you including Africa, Europe, Latin America, the UK, USA or the Middle East.

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

More about this course

Our Politics BA (Hons) degree will provide you with a thorough grounding in the concept and nature of politics, and the institutions and structures engaged in political decision-making. You’ll explore the different kinds of decision makers, how they operate within their government systems and the impact they have on the politics of cities, regions and countries.

The course is designed to provide you with an understanding of modern global politics at local, national and international levels, later allowing you to specialise and gain in-depth knowledge in topics that interest you. There’s an array of modules to choose from in your second and third years, allowing you to study subjects and concepts such as citizenship, authority, ethics, gender, equality, the media and culture, diplomacy, foreign policy and political ideologies.

Our dynamic teaching team have extensive research and teaching experience. They are leading figures in professional organisations such as the Political Studies Association and the British International Studies Association. They’ll be able to expertly guide you through the discipline of politics and provide valuable career insight.

Your future career prospects and learning outcomes are central to this course. In your final year, you’ll be able to choose between a research project and a work placement, allowing you to tailor your learning style to different modes of assessment and gain practical experience.

The University hosts various politics-related events. In the past these have included Brexit: Have we shrunk your world? and Congress to Campus after which some former members of the Congress give rare and personal insight into the world of US politics. Events like these, alongside opportunities to study abroad, offer innovative approaches to learning and position academic knowledge in the context of current affairs.

What our students say

"I really like the fact that we have a wide choice of modules and can combine studying other subjects. The teaching is very well structured. The first year introductory subjects give us the basis for study in future years. I liked doing a report which is very useful in real life and seminars have given me confidence to speak in public. I love everything about London, the different cultures and the many international students. I get to meet people from all over the world and learn about their experiences. I love the social life and clubs. I joined the University United Nations Society and helped run an event with the Bulgarian Ambassador that went really well."
Plamena Solakova, former student

Course details

Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Global Politics, Economy and Society
Introduction to International Relations
Peace, Conflict and Diplomacy since 1945
Politics and Government

Example Year 2 modules include:

Comparative Politics
Governance and Public Policy
Political Theory
Creating a Successful Social Enterprise 1
Politics and International Relations: Work-Based Learning
American Foreign Policy
Approaches to International Relations and Foreign Policy
Contemporary US Politics
Media and Culture
Politics of the Middle East
Racism and Ethnicity
The Politics of the European Union

Example Year 3 modules include:

The Politics of Modern States
Creating a Successful Social Enterprise 2
Placement 1 Year
Politics and International Relations: Work-Based Learning
Project 1 Semester
Project 1 Year
Action and Identity: Gender and Political Participation
African Politics
Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
Human Rights and International Conflict
Latin American Politics
Modern British Politics
Public Diplomacy and Global Communication

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through essays, reports, exams, seminar performance, seminar presentations (both individual and group), portfolios, blogs, policy documents, dissertations, learning logs and book reviews. The majority will be tutor assessed, but a number will be peer-reviewed in seminars.

The strategy is designed to maximise the development of subject specific skills and employability skills appropriate to each level of the degree.


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 L68
Campus name Holloway
Campus code O

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/international-admissions/application-guidance-and-entry-criteria/english-language-requirements/undergraduate-english-requirements/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC Typical offer BBC (112 UCAS points from two or more A levels).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Grades DMM in Applied Science.
Access to HE Diploma D: 6 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 15 credits
Total of 60 credits (45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2) from an Access to Higher Education Diploma with passes in Level 2 Communications units. QAA accredited course required.
Scottish Higher CCCCC A minimum of 105 UCAS points to include four passes at Higher level in related subjects.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English.

English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent).

We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

These fees are for the 2019–20 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: londonmet.ac.uk/fees2019. Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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