BA (Hons) Politics

Duration: 3 years

Course details

The BA in Politics is designed to give you an excellent grounding in the discipline, covering political theory, ideas and ideologies, government and institutions, area studies and comparative politics. You will be introduced to theories of politics and will analyse topical debates on, among others, the state, representative democracy, British politics, global governance, war and security, the politics of the developing world, US foreign policy, the politics of the Middle East, European integration, electoral behaviour, public policy and globalisation. At the end of your programme you will have acquired the skills needed to analyse and make sense of these real-life issues that have changed and continue to change our world.



Year 1

  • Introduction to Political Thought

  • Introduction to International Relations: States, Conflict and Cooperation

  • Understanding Governance and Politics

  • Political Economy in a Globalising World

  • Current Political Issues

  • Global Issues

Year 2

  • Ideology and Politics

  • Bending the Truth a Little? Researching Politics and International Relations

  • Optional Modules

Year 3

  • Dissertation

  • Democracy and Democratisation

  • + Optional Modules

Entry requirements

  • A level
  • International Baccalaureate
  • BTEC
  • GCSE

Career possibilities

You can expect to pursue careers in local, national or international government, as well as teaching or lecturing, research, voluntary organisations and NGOs. Many also enter areas such as advertising and marketing, PR, media, banking and financial services.

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