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Politics BA/BSc

UCAS code: L240

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

Our Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Politics offers a demanding and stimulating course of study covering international politics, comparative politics, and political theory, with an emphasis on developing your analytical and research skills.

Key benefits

  • You will learn to think critically and independently about key issues in politics and develop a range of skills to support your intellectual, vocational, and personal development.
  • Given the interdisciplinary nature of the department, you will also have many opportunities to explore the interplay between politics and economics.
  • In your first year, you will learn about core concepts and issues in global and national politics and about statistical techniques that political scientists employ. Your second and third years will feature a wide range of options including further methodological training, plus some required modules, depending on whether you choose the Politics BA or BSc degree.
  • In the third year, you can choose to develop a dissertation project by identifying a key political problem and producing a research proposal under the guidance of your supervisor. Building on the skills learnt in the programme, you can conduct and write up a piece of original research on a subject of your choice for your third-year dissertation.

Employability

Your Politics BA/BSc will equip you for a wide-range of career options in business, government and policy, the public sector, charity and social enterprise. Through your course, you will acquire skills and knowledge that are recognised and valued by employers in policy development, governmental roles and communications, amongst many others.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Public affairs executive, London Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Junior political consultant, Ketchum Pleon
  • Production management assistant, BBC
  • Press and communications officer, European Parliament
  • Communications officer, Drugscope
  • Finance analyst, BNP Paribas
  • Analyst, Bank of England

Employability

Your Politics BA/BSc will equip you for a wide-range of career options in business, government and policy, the public sector, charity and social enterprise. Through your course, you will acquire skills and knowledge that are recognised and valued by employers in policy development, governmental roles and communications, amongst many others.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Public affairs executive, London Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Junior political consultant, Ketchum Pleon
  • Production management assistant, BBC
  • Press and communications officer, European Parliament
  • Communications officer, Drugscope
  • Finance analyst, BNP Paribas
  • Analyst, Bank of England

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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