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
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