BSc (Hons) — 2024 entry Politics

Our BSc Politics course focuses on the role that citizens can play in shaping politics locally, nationally and internationally. You’ll study power, identity, conflict and society, as well as the systems and organisations that govern the world. You’ll graduate with valuable transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers.

Key course information

Start date
September 2024
Full time
3 years
UK fees
Overseas fees
UCAS code
Stag Hill
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Why choose
this course?

Politics is about people and power: who gets it, how they use it and what makes a society fair.

Our BSc (Hons) Politics course focuses on the role that citizens can play in shaping politics locally, nationally and internationally. Our course will introduce you to the most important public policy questions in the UK, around Europe, and the world, and explore how those who make decisions impact on others.

Along the way you’ll be able to address the social and political issues behind the biggest debates in contemporary politics.

Our award-winning Professional Training placements prepare students for roles in industry.

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Top 5 in the UK

Politics is ranked top 5 for overall student satisfaction* in the National Student Survey 2023


Top 5 in the UK

For student experience in the The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

11th in the UK

Politics is ranked 11th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

*Measured by % positivity across all questions for all providers listed in the Guardian University Guide league tables

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