Our everyday lives and future prospects are shaped by the decisions of the political parties who are elected to represent us. Our BA (Hons) Politics course explores the forces that shape today’s world at a regional, national and international level.
This course is perfect for anyone who’s looking to understand how political ideas and systems shape societies. You’ll study the role of government and political institutions, exploring how their policies on everything from crime and punishment to education, healthcare and the welfare state affect the lives of the populations they serve.
Throughout the course you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of political theory, the history of political ideas and political ideologies.
You’ll also explore the increasingly critical area of international politics and international relations. We’ll look at contemporary issues including globalisation, the centrality of political institutions in decision-making, political and economic development, international terrorism and security.
Why study with us
- Our Politics courses are ranked 1st in the North West and 2nd in the UK for learning opportunities – National Student Survey 2019.
- Politics at the University of Central Lancashire is ranked 3rd in the North West and top 10 nationally for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2022)
- You’ll have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe and North America.
What you'll do
- This course will equip you with training in political analysis and research methods and skills.
- All our modules are designed and delivered by research-active and expert staff, who publish in leading academic journals, giving you access to original and cutting-edge research.
- The University’s Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL) offers you the chance to gain valuable work experience and access leadership programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
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This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
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Previous Politics graduates are enjoying successful careers in both governmental and non-governmental sectors, both nationally and internationally.
This course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills required to progress into careers in both governmental and non-governmental public sector organisations.
The skills you develop in critical analysis, communications and independent research will give you a solid foundation for a wide range of other graduate careers.
Many of our students progress onto postgraduate taught courses in areas such as international relations, international political economy, communications and public relations.
Fees and Funding
Scholarships and Bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries
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