Should states have the power to strip people of their citizenship? How do we survive ecological collapse? What do algorithms mean for democracy? How about the fascination with authoritarian leaders and their followers? Come study and debate with us.
104-120 UCAS tariff points from 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. Foundation year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points.
International entry requirements:
For September 2022 and September 2023 entry: If English is not your first language you´ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component or equivalent.
A dynamic and interdisciplinary course exploring power and (in)equality, justice and conflict in a world shaped by economic, a pandemic and climate crises
You can choose units tailored to your passions and career aspirations
We cover a range of issues including populism, leadership, diplomacy, race, gender, identity, and environmental activism
Gain hands-on experience as political pundits, experts, fact-checkers, journalists and researchers through participation in staff-student run projects
Network with industry professionals and add valuable experience to your CV in a 4-week or 30-week placement. Within 15 months of completing their course, 88% of our students were employed in a professional or managerial position.
Be part of a community studying politics through regular events, film screenings, discussions and debates organized and led by students’ BU Politics Society.
Academic & Professional Practice
Collaborative Communication Project
Understanding Contemporary Britain
Law & Government
Critical Debates in Contemporary Politics
History of Political Thought
Global Governance & International Relations
Public Opinion and Persuasion
Civil Society and Social Movements
Political Marketing & Campaigning
Option units (choose one)
Global Current Affairs
Globalisation & Marginalisation
Strikes, Riots & Blackouts - Britain in the 1970s
Youth Culture & Politics 1945 - present
The Cold War 1945 - 1991
Migration Histories 1800 - 1989
Women & Equal Rights 1850 - 2000
Trafficking, Migration & Criminality
Optional placement year
Choose either a 4-week or optional 30-week (minimum) placement, giving you the chance to gain experience and make contacts for the future.
International Relations, State Power & Public Diplomacy
The Philosophy of Politics
Academic Dissertation or Consultancy Dissertation
Option units (choose two)
Aesthetics & Politics
Promotion, Power & Democracy
Social & Intercultural Communication
Race, Media and Inequality
Persuasion & Influence
The Shaping of the Middle East by Colonial Britain
History & Political Struggle: International Perspectives through Film
Terrorism, Protection & Society
Seekers, Believers & Iconoclasts: Sociology of Thought
Among the positions you will be prepared for are:
Political Press Officer/Spokesperson
Digital Communication Strategist
Political Project Manager
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