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BA (Hons) Politics

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  • Entry requirements
    For September 2020 and September 2021 entry:

    104-120 UCAS tariff points from 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.

    Numeracy and Literacy: GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.

    If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component or equivalent.
  • Academic Title
    BA (Hons)
  • Course description
    Do you ever wonder how power is allocated and who takes part in collective decision-making? At BU, politics is studied with a more sociological/ intersectional understanding:Throughout this course, you'll consider the meaning and experiences of justice, conflict, (in)equality and citizenship in the context of pressing global issues. Whether it's the UK's negotiation to leave the EU, the conflict in Syria, North Korean nuclear testing, the global response to climate change, or NHS funding, politics exists in a hyper-mediated environment, raising challenges and opportunities for citizens, commentators, politicians and political organisations. You'll examine and evaluate different insights to understand the modern world in depth. 
    As a student on this course, you'll:

    Expand your knowledge and attend conferences and speaker seminars, as well as field trips to places such as Westminster
    Learn from leading researchers in the fields of politics and political communication
    Get hands-on experience of elections, serving as political pundits, expert guests or fact-checkers in Faculty-wide staff-student run projects and political talk shows, such as the recent UK General Elections 2019, or previous USA Votes 2016 and YourElection 2015
    Tailor your course according to your passions, interests and ultimately your career aspirations
    Study abroad for a semester at one of our partner universities in Turkey, USA or Germany
    Study alongside students from around the world at the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global change. Attend expert-led lectures, cultural tours and workshops
    Network with industry professionals and add valuable experience to your CV in a 4-week or 30-week placement. Work with organisations such as the Office of Education and Quality, Herts Mind Network and Citizens Advice
    Take initiative, lead and organise the student-run BU Politics Society's regular events, film screenings and debates. 

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