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Politics

Entry requirements


History preferred but not required

Pass required.

Pass required.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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We will also consider other BTEC qualifications in conjunction with other level 3 qualifications.

Minimum of 5 Scottish Highers - some subject specific grades/Advanced Highers may be required.

T Level qualifications are accepted on a case by case basis.

UCAS Tariff

96-112

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements), details at: www.bangor.ac.uk/international/applying/entryrequirements

We will accept this qualification in conjunction with other level 3 qualifications.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Politics

Do you want to learn more about government and society and the workings of political systems? Are you interested in the way people, institutions, and ideas interact? This course considers important issues surrounding the influence of power, governance, sovereignty, conflict, order, mediation, obligation, justice, accountability, legitimacy, security, and decision-making. You will be introduced to interdisciplinary approaches to discussions of theoretical, philosophical, historical, institutional, and issue-based concerns revolving around contemporary politics.

This degree will allow you to understand the complex relationship between politics and society. The wide range of modules on offer analyse how political ideas and decisions shape our daily lives and impact our social and cultural experiences and identities. They also look at how those same ideas and systems are themselves influenced by some of the most significant issues that face the world today, including race, gender, the environment, the media, and poverty. If you are interested in the interaction between politics and people, and have a passion for social justice, then this is the course for you.

Our unique and dynamic degree scheme will offer you the opportunity to explore politics from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives including political science, sociology, social policy, philosophy, and history. Our interdisciplinary approach ensures that you understand the multifaceted nature of politics, ensuring you are able engage in contemporary political debates and examine key issues from a wide array of different perspectives.

As well as enabling you to develop a comprehensive understanding of how politics impacts the daily lives of individuals on a local, national, and global level, our degree also ensures that you will develop a wide array of transferable skills that are highly valued both in academia and by employers, such as analysis, evaluation, problem solving and effective communication. You will also have the opportunity to develop these skills in a vocational setting, with many of our students deciding to undertake work experience, with placements being available in a wide array of relevant fields including local government.

‘Placement Year’ and 'International Experience Year’ options are available for this course. You will have the opportunity to fully consider these options when you have started your course at Bangor and can make an application for a transfer onto such a pathway at the appropriate time. You can find more information about these options on our website and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

If you don’t have the required qualifications for this degree-level course or are looking to re-enter education after time away from study, then a Foundation Year Programme might be the right choice for you. Please see Politics (with Foundation Year) L20F.

Modules

For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bangor University

Department:

School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Politics

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Welfare professionals
9%
Public services and other associate professionals

The numbers of people taking politics degrees fell sharply last year and we'll keep an eye on this one - it can't really be because of graduates getting poor outcomes as politics grads do about as well as graduates on average. Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Jobs in local and central government are also important. Other popular jobs include marketing and PR, youth and community work, finance roles, HR and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Because so many graduates get jobs in the civil service, a lot of graduates find themselves in London after graduating. Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in five politics graduates go on to take another course - usually a one-year Masters - after they finish their degrees.

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