BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons)

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 3 years

Part time: up to 6 years




School of Social Sciences


Expose the link between people and political power. Our politics degree helps you make sense of an ever-changing world, understand the facts and use them to form coherent, compelling arguments about what’s going on in our times.

You’ll grapple with some of the most pressing issues of the modern era, such as:

  • nationalism and populism
  • regional politics, e.g. Russia, South Africa, and Europe
  • conflict and peacebuilding
  • gender equality and racial justice

And you’ll be joining a community where those around you are socially, politically, and environmentally conscious and active.

As this is a joint honours degree, you can study it alongside another discipline of your choice and explore how they overlap. You may combine politics with:

  • Communication, Media and Culture
  • Criminology
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology

Specific entry requirements