The study of contemporary politics is centrally concerned
with power, collective decision making, justice, conflict, (in)equality and
citizenship. Politics in the 21st century must consider what role the media
plays in these processes, including reinforcing and challenging who gets what,
how, why, and where. This course integrates political theory and practice.
You’ll learn about politics through the lens of a variety of
disciplines: political science, international relations, anthropology, media,
marketing, journalism, digital communications, economics, psychology, history,
and philosophy. This interdisciplinary approach provides you with rich insights
into politicians, political systems and organisations at local, national and
You can attend a wide variety of extra-curricular activities
including conferences as well as field trips to locations such as Westminster,
Brussels, and local government and charities. You’ll also have global
opportunities through our study abroad programme and a range of internationally
focused activities on and off campus. What’s more, you’ll complete a work
placement during your course and can decide whether to do four or 30 weeks,
which will help you foster professional relationships, build contacts and
ultimately hand you invaluable experience.
This course helps you become a reflective, critical citizen
ready for a range of careers as a politician, civil servant, working at
nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), or representing organisations who need
politically shrewd and media-savvy employees.