BA Politics

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  • Objectives
    We aim to give students an in-depth understanding of politics and political issues, supported by a range of personal transferable skills, including communication and presentation skills, working in groups, writing reports and essays, gathering information and planning projects. Above all, the department provides a friendly and supportive environment for students. Teaching and research cover a range of topics, including Political Behaviour, Public Policy, Political Theory and International/Comparative Politics. The geographical areas covered include Europe (Central, Southern and Eastern Europe and the European Union), the Americas, Asia and Africa. Students may apply to spend their second year abroad through the Erasmus/Study Abroad Scheme. At level one, you will take five core and three unrestricted modules, including Introduction to Political Analysis, Comparing Modern Polities, British Politics, Human Nature, Reason and Desire: An Introduction to Western Political Thought and The Globalisation of World Politics. At levels two and three you deepen your subject knowledge by taking further core and optional modules followed by a project module or a dissertation.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements GCE/VCE A Levels - AAB Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - AA+AB Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers - AAAB-AABB/AAB-BBB Irish Leaving Cert. - AAABB-ABBBB BTEC Level N - 2 Distinctions and 1 Merit International Baccalaureate - 35-32 points Core Requirements - At least two GCE A Levels. If Politics is taken, a grade B is required
  • Academic title
    BA Politics
  • Course description
    Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

    Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

    Important notice :
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.

    This information is provided for illustration only and you should check with the department directly when applying to confirm module options.

    Typical First Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Introduction to Political Analysis  20
    British Politics  10
    Comparing Modern Polities  10
    Human Nature, Reason and Desire: An Introduction to Western Political Thought  10
    The Globalisation of World Politics  10
    Typical Second Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Comparing Political Change: From Dictatorship to Democracy  20
    Contemporary Political Theory  20
    Political Analysis: Approaches and Methods  20
    The Analysis of British Politics  20
    The Global Political Economy  20
    Contemporary International Affairs  20
    Foundations of Modern Political Thought  20
    International Relations Theory  20
    The Making of New Labour  20
    The Politics and Government of the European Union  20
    Typical Third Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Political Explanation  20

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