• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The principal focus of this (Hons) Politics degree from Manchester Metropolitan University is power relations between individuals, social groups and nations – so you’ll explore how the local, national and international intersect to influence both high and low politics, as well as questions of power and justice.  
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Overview

In the (Hons) Politics degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, you’ll study a broad range of topics, from UK politics, political thought and theory, to international politics, international relations and ‘issue’ politics such as human rights, environmentalism, terrorism and conflict. 

A wide variety of options mean you can pursue your own interests – with things becoming increasingly flexible as you progress through the course. In the final year, you’ll engage more directly with current academic debates and contemporary political developments. Depending on what you choose to specialise in, you’ll have the option to graduate with the bracketed degree award of BA (Hons) Politics (Policy, Society and Community).

With practical skills training, including advanced analytical approaches, as well as placement and study abroad opportunitie

Careers

Graduates of politics possess a number of transferable skills that are highly valued in a wide range of employment sectors. Our former students have secured employment in areas as varied as the fast-track civil service, teaching, the armed forces intelligence corps, publishing, recruitment, journalism, media, charities, academic research and company management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      4 years with placement

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Questioning Humanity 
  • Introduction to Methods in Politics
  • Society and Community: An introduction
  • Developments in Politics
  • Introduction to Political Ideologies
  • Key Concepts in Politics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

  • Minimum 104 at A2 or equivalent (such as BTEC National Extended Diploma at Level 3 DMM or Advanced Diploma).

Specific GCSE requirements

  • GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered

Non Tariffed Qualifications

  • Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 106 UCAS Tariff Points

International Baccalaureate points

  • 26

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Part-time fees

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands students: £2312.50 per 30 credits studied per year
  • International students: £3,625 per 30 credits studied

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Alumni Undergraduate Scholarships are funded entirely by donations from alumni, staff and other benefactors to support students who may not be eligible for other funding.

These non-repayable scholarships worth £1,000 each to benefit talented students in their first year of study, who without this support, may not be in the position to study at Manchester Met.

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