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BA (Hons)

Politics (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Get to the heart of government and political institutions, political theory and ideas, on our Politics Foundation Entry programme.

Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.

What you’ll learn on this course will be grounded in the core skills of political analysis and research methods training. You’ll study government and political institutions at all levels, the basis of political argument, and the international context of contemporary politics.

The programme considers government and political institutions in a local, national and international context.

Why study with us

  • Politics at the University is ranked 1st in the North West and 2nd in the UK for learning opportunities - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • You’ll discuss issues that play out on a global stage – such as political and economic development and international terrorism and security.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe and North America.

What you'll do

  • You’ll carry out guided independent research and project management to complete a politics dissertation.
  • Our modules are designed and delivered by research-active and expert staff who regularly publish in leading academic journals.
  • Our course provides you with training in political analysis and research methods and skills.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


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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Future careers

A Foundation Entry qualification in Politics could lead to a career in both governmental and non-governmental public sector organisations, or to further study at major universities in the UK.

Successful completion of this course will give you the opportunity to progress to postgraduate taught courses or postgraduate research. You’ll be well equipped for further study in areas such as international relations, international political economy and development, political and public communications.

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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