From general elections, to the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement, our innovative Politics course seeks to situate the big issues of the day in their historical and philosophical contexts. We pride ourselves on the warm atmosphere and inclusive spirit of our learning environment and we place you at the centre of everything we do.
You will develop an understanding of the local, national and global dimensions of politics.
You will explore areas including:
political systems in the UK, Europe, and across the globe
contemporary political philosophy political leadership
contemporary social issues.
Every aspect of human life is organised around politics of one sort or another. Family, work, university, clubs and societies of all shapes and sizes are as ‘political’ as the more obvious political institutions such as states, governments, trade unions, political parties and international organisations, such as the United Nations. Choosing our Politics degree gives you the opportunity to find out what makes something political – is it all related to the balance of power between states, individuals and organisations? How do class, gender and other aspects of identity influence how policies are decided and implemented? Our expertise in political leadership, models of government and governance, radical political thought and political ethics inform modules which combine empirical political study and theoretical analysis to help us tackle questions which have puzzled scholars from the times of the Ancient Greeks, but remain relevant to all our lives today.