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Politics (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Keele, United Kingdom
Choosing the Politics (Hons) programme at Keele University will place you within a leading center of thought in the vital fields of national and global policy. You will explore the latest ideas and develop critical thinking, helping you to graduate with a well-informed approach to the world and appealing skills for a broad range of employers. 
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Overview

The Politics (Hons) programme at Keele University gives you the means to understand society and the events and forces which shape it, engaging with questions of power, justice, conflict, legitimacy, accountability, and governance. Politics is not just the concern of politicians. It is about big issues, such as who makes decisions after Brexit, what should we be doing about the environment and how should we protect human rights. It also encompasses the values we hold and how we act upon them. 

The repercussions of the #metoo movement are an example of how politics goes far beyond issues of law and policy. Politcal engagement can change lives and encourage changes in government in the UK and elsewhere. You will explore why citizens are increasingly disillusioned with politics; what a democracy is; when and how it’s legitimate to protest; and the effects of different models of government.  

Careers

This course provides an invaluable lens through which to see the world. You might work as a politician’s assistant, a researcher for an MP or think-tank, or a public-affairs consultant. You could work in the civil service, in local government, or for a campaigning or lobbying group. Many employers see a politics degree as evidence of your ability to think critically, take a balanced approach, make reasoned arguments and collaborate with colleagues, therefore many graduates go into careers like journalism or management. Previous graduates have gone onto work in a variety of sectors including:

  • Academia
  • Analysis and Research
  • Business Analysis
  • Diplomacy
  • International Development
  • Law
  • Local Government
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Parliament
  • Policy Development
  • Stock Trading
  • Think Tanks

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • 4 years with International Year
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Why Politics Matters
  • Modern Democracies
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • The politics of sustainability
  • Debates in American Politics
  • Justice, Authority and Power
  • Introduction to Global Political Economy (GPE)
  • Securing Global Order

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    81

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  • Minimum required score:

    50

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General Requirements

A LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • A Level requirement - CCC
GCSE REQUIREMENTS
  • Maths or Science at C (or 4)
  • English at C (or 4)
BTEC
  • BTEC requirements MMM
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • 26 points 
ACCESS TO HE DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
  • Obtain Access to Higher Education Diploma with 96 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction. 

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14750 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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Living costs for Keele

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
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Funding

 

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