Politics, BA (Hons)

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This degree examines the theory and practice of politics, integrating both national and international perspectives. You will gain an understanding as to the significance of an increasingly globalised political environment and understand the significance of politics as a human activity. This politics course has developed its Erasmus links allowing students the opportunity to study abroad. Why choose this course?

100% of our students said that they were satisfied with the BA (Hons) Politics course (National Student Survey, 2013).

If you have a keen interest in current affairs and international trends, then the Politics course at NTU is ideal for you. You will become engaged as a political s…

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This degree examines the theory and practice of politics, integrating both national and international perspectives. You will gain an understanding as to the significance of an increasingly globalised political environment and understand the significance of politics as a human activity. This politics course has developed its Erasmus links allowing students the opportunity to study abroad. Why choose this course?

100% of our students said that they were satisfied with the BA (Hons) Politics course (National Student Survey, 2013).

If you have a keen interest in current affairs and international trends, then the Politics course at NTU is ideal for you. You will become engaged as a political scientist or theorist and explore the structure and processes of British politics and other major political systems.

This course reflects the fact that politics in the 21st Century take place at a global level and is experienced in everyday life - in struggles against discrimination and in our interactions as consumers, workers, readers and viewers.

Much of the teaching course content draws upon the team's expertise and the final year optional modules reflects the cutting-edge research of our staff.

Work experience and study abroad

You'll have the opportunity to gain work experience with local and national organisations in Year Two and study abroad for one term in your second year as part of the Erasmus foreign exchange network. You can also boost your prospects in today's global market with a language through NTU's language programme.

We also have a student-run Politics society who have arranged guest lectures from local MPs and numerous trips to places such as the European Parliament in Brussels.

Learn from expert staff

The academic staff's research feeds directly into the course, which means you will be learning about the latest issues from world-renowned experts. The team also regularly contribute their thoughts about worldwide events and incidents to the local, national and international media.

Your career development

This course will help you develop a greater awareness of the complexity and connectedness of the processes that shape our world. This opens up careers in a wide range of fields in the public and private sectors, fostering the skills, imagination, understanding and flexibility which employers demand.

What our students say

"The University's politics department has a well-deserved reputation. For me the best parts of the course was the flexibility to choose my own modules, the diverse teaching methods, and the way the course prepared me for working life. I also felt very supported throughout the course particular as I was allocated a personal tutor with whom I planned and worked effectively with."

Gabriel Adams
BA (Hons) Politics

Want to know more?

For more details about our BA (Hons) Politics course you can request a course brochure. Open days are also a great way to find out more about our courses and experience NTU for yourself. Find out when our Open Days are taking place and book your place. If you can't make it in person why not take a virtual tour?

What will I study?

The course offers you flexibility, choice and specialisation. The core modules cover the areas of Political Science and Political Theory.

Year One
Core modules include:

  • Political Ideologies in Conflict
  • British Political History from Civil War to EU
  • British Politics - Governing in a Global Age
  • Foundations and Challenges to International Relations
  • Media, Power and Politics

Year Two
Core modules include:

  • Researching Politics and International Relations
  • Great Political Thinkers

Optional modules
Choose three from a selection that currently includes:

  • Comparative European Politics
  • From Lenin to Castro - World Communism in the 20th Century
  • Politics of European Integration
  • Identity, Class and Nation
  • Political Sociology

On the Researching Politics and International Relations module in Year Two you will have the opportunity to gain work experience with a number of local and national organisations, with your work reports forming part of the assessment.

Year Three
Core module include:

  • Dissertation
  • Contemporary Global Trajectories

Optional modules
Choose three from a selection that currently includes:

  • The Politics of Everyday Life
  • Power and Politics in the European Union
  • German Democracy and Dictatorships
  • Russian Politics and Society
  • Transnational Media and Society
  • Hyper-power Politics: the USA
  • Foreign Language

The content of this course reflects that fact that politics in the 21st Century takes place at a global level and is experienced in everyday life – in struggles against discrimination and in our interactions as consumers, workers, readers and viewers.

How will my work be assessed?

The majority of your work will be assessed through coursework based essays, reports and a final year research-based dissertation. You will also be assessed through a combination of formal examinations and multiple-choice tests as well as practical assessments such as group and individual presentations.

In response to student feedback the university have introduced a policy ensuring marked work is returned to you electronically within three weeks of submission.

Can I study abroad?

You'll have the opportunity to spend half of your second year studying abroad with the ERASMUS foreign exchange scheme. This provides a great opportunity to experience life in another country and gain a new perspective on your subject. Find out more about this exciting study abroad opportunity.

Contact hours

To provide you with a first-class learning experience and to guarantee you have an opportunity to make the most of your time at university you will receive contact time through a diverse range of delivery methods.

Structured teaching will be delivered through a combination of traditional lectures and seminars. The smaller group seminars provide opportunities to develop problem solving skills, group working, analysis, debating skills, presentation skills and discussion about a wide range of views.

Tutorials with staff

As the relationship between students and tutors is an important one you can expect to have lots of direct contact and support through seminars and one-to-one tutorials. At these sessions you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Discuss and gain feedback about your work.
  • Ask questions about the projects you're working on.
  • Raise any difficulties you are experiencing relating to your work, personal circumstances or your university experience.
Independent study

Independent study is an important part of this course. Throughout the three years of your course the scheduled contact hours you receive will gradually decrease as you develop the skills required to undertake an independent study or dissertation in your final year. You will still have regular contact with your tutors and if necessary ad hoc tutorials can be arranged.

Virtual learning environment

You'll also use our virtual learning environment, NOW which is a flexible web-based system that allows you to have 24-hour access to module learning materials and reading lists. It allows you to discuss work with tutors and other students, and submit coursework electronically from anywhere in the world.

Expert staff

You'll be taught by enthusiastic, engaged and expert staff. The courses all draw upon their expertise, research interests and industry experience and many have also published textbooks in their specialist area of interest.
You will develop specialist knowledge based on the teams staff expertise in several areas including political theory, foreign policy and global political economy.

Beyond the course

Broaden your experience, stand out from the crowd and gain a range of skills that employers are looking for.

Where will I study?

As a member of the School of Social Sciences' community, you will study on our vibrant City site. You will typically be based in the Chaucer building although you will also learn in the recently regenerated Newton and Arkwright buildings. All of our teaching rooms and learning resources are within a short distance of each other.

When does this course start?

The course will begin with Welcome Week in September and you'll study over three terms each academic year. For specific information, take a look at NTU's future term dates.

Welcoming students from all over the world

The University is proud of its multicultural community. We provide specialist staff, services and facilities that you need to help you through all the stages of being a student. Find out more about the University's dedicated services for international students.

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You'll have easy access to a great combination of facilities that include:

  • the £13 million Boots Library that has a wide range of both print and online resources, as well as 24 / 7 IT facilities, group and individual study spaces
  • the redeveloped Newton and Arkwright buildings which will provide you with an inspiring place to learn
  • our virtual learning environment (NOW) which allows you to learn online at any time
  • 3,000 student open access PC's and 300 secure wireless access points
  • a new City site Students' Union building will open in 2013 giving you an exceptional array of social, leisure and well-being facilities.

The prime location of the City site gives you easy access to a great combination of facilities and activities including:

  • sports facilities
  • student accommodation
  • music venues
  • cafes.
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