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BA (Hons) Politics

University of Suffolk
Three years full-time, Six years part-time
Bachelor's degree
Ipswich
University of Suffolk

Program description

BA (Hons) Politics

During a period of profound and unprecedented political upheaval, a degree in politics will equip you with the skills necessary to understand and succeed in the world around you. As well as exploring British and international political structures, our course offers a distinct focus on ‘political action’ across party politics, campaigns and community politics. The backbone of this degree is your involvement in project work and applied research. You will be encouraged to think for yourselves and develop the skills to successfully engage in contemporary political debates.

Throughout the course, we maintain a critical focus on how political ideas and policies translate into ‘real, felt’ political action and outcomes ‘on the ground’. This includes relating established and emerging political thought to debates surrounding contemporary social justice and social policy.

We offer our BA (Hons) Politics with three complementary majors in disciplines where we have significant academic expertise: Economics, History and Sociology. This is a great opportunity to combine your interests and broaden your potential career options.

Admission requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

For those applicants studying A-Level & BTEC, we require 112 UCAS points, which equates to BBC (A-Level) or DMM (BTEC). To find out more about country specific requirements please visit our web-page or send us an information request


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Course Modules:

Year 1:

  • History of Political Thought (Mandatory)
  • Politics and Policy (Requisite)
  • Current Political Disputes (Requisite)
  • Grassroots Politics and Activism (Requisite)
  • Migration and Ethnicity (Optional)
  • Social Change (Optional)
  • Environment and Society (Optional)

Year 2:

  • Contemporary Political Theory (Requisite)
  • Social Justice and Policy (Requisite)
  • Political Argumentation and Persuasion (Requisite)
  • Political Discourse (Optional)
  • Political Sociology (Optional)
  • Globalization (Option)
  • Political Geography: Territory and Power (Optional)
  • The Cold War (Optional)

Year 3:

  • Political Engagement and Professional Development (Mandatory)
  • Comparative Politics (Requisite)
  • Gender, Sexuality and Culture (Optional)
  • International Development (Optional)
  • A History of Genocide (L5 prerequisite) (Optional)
  • Human Rights (Optional)
  • Community, Crime and Crime Prevention (Optional)

For those applicants studying A-Level & BTEC, we require 112 UCAS points, which equates to BBC (A-Level) or DMM (BTEC). To find out more about country specific requirements please visit our web-page or send us an information request

Tuition fees

  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (Please contact the Info zone for further information)
  • International tuition fee: £11,790 p.a.

Continuing studies

Politics graduates are highly employable due to having a variety of analytical and organizational skills. Careers that graduates may progress in to include civil service fast streamer, government social research officer, politician's assistant, public affairs consultant, public relations account executive or social researcher.

Politics graduates have a range of transferable skills and may choose to pursue a career as a human resources officer, local government officer, market researcher, marketing executive, newspaper journalist or public relations officer.

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University of Suffolk

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University of Suffolk

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19 Neptune Quay
IP4 1QJ Ipswich Suffolk
United Kingdom

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