University of Central Lancashire

Politics (Foundation Entry) University of Central Lancashire Degree level: Undergraduate

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This course delivers key academic, analytical and employability skills. It covers government and political institutions, political theory and ideas and international relations and politics, grounded in core skills of political analysis and research methods training. You will study government and political institutions at all levels, the basis of political argument in political concepts and ideas and the critical international context of contemporary politics. The programme considers government and political institutions in a local, national and international context, political theory and ideas and international relations and politics, supported by the development of skills of political analysis and research methods training. It is delivered by nationally and internationally-recognised research active staff who have an excellent record of original publication.
You will have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe and North America. Our Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership also offers you the chance to gain valuable work placement experience and to access leadership programmes. We believe our graduates will develop the knowledge and skills to progress to careers in both governmental and non-governmental public sector organisations, or to further study at major universities in the UK. You will also be able to find appropriate graduate careers by developing both academic and generic analytical, critical and communication skills alongside personal and professional management skills, which will enhance your employability. Successful completion of this course will give you the opportunity to progress to postgraduate taught courses or postgraduate research. You will be well equipped for further study in areas such as international relations, international political economy and development, political and public communications/relations etc.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Compulsory Modules; Essential Study Skills for Higher Education, Developing Academic Knowledge, Target Award Extended Study, Learning by Experience. Year Long Modules; Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice, Introduction to Education, Childhood and Deaf Studies, Introduction to History, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Sociology, Film and Media Theory, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to Creative Writing, Themes in Archaeology, Introduction to Psychology

Year 2: Politics, Power and the State, Global Politics, British Politics

Year 3: Research Methods in Politics and International Relations, Globalisation: History, Theory and Approaches, History of Political Ideas, Progressive Politics and Political Ideas in Modern Britain

Year 4: Politics Dissertation, Terrorism and Security, Contemporary Anglo-American Political Philosophy, Continuity and Change in British Politics


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 P346
Institution code C30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code U

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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 72 points
A level 72 UCAS points at A2
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma 72 UCAS points
Scottish Higher 72 UCAS points
AS Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma including 72 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 72 UCAS points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DM
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DM
Scottish Advanced Higher 72 UCAS points


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £5,500 Year 1
EU £5,500 Year 1
England £5,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,500 Year 1
Scotland £5,500 Year 1
Wales £5,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £5,500, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Provider information

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston
PR1 2HE


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