BA Politics

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  • Objectives
    Top-up fees for higher education, the War on Terror, genetically modified food, voluntary euthanasia are all examples of politics. They involve power, conflict and attempts to resolve it.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements GCSE: English Tariff points range: 240-300 Specific subjects: None specified Access: Yes Baccalaureate EB %: 66-70 Baccalaureate IB pts: 24-28
  • Academic title
    BA Politics
  • Course description
    Contents of the BA in Politics.

    Year 1

    Students take at least two modules in Politics: Democracy and Dictatorship and Poltics and the Media. Your two other moduels are selected from a range of subjects including International Relations, Philosophy, Sociology, History or Modern Languages.

    Years 2 and 3
    Students take at least seven (and may take eight) Politics modules. You take Reading Politics which introduces and evaluates the methods and approaches used in the academic study of Politics.

    Approximately 25 other modules are offered in the second and third year, divided into two categories: Political SciencePolitical Theory (which covers modules in particular issues such as ethnic conflict and migration and asylum seekers, the government and politics of the UK, western Europe, the USA, Latin America and the Caribbean) and and Ideas (including ethics, ideologies, philosophy and psychology in politics). You take at least one from each category in each year. In your final year you may take a dissertation module or apply to do a placement in politics.

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