Course overview

Politics dominates the news and affects our everyday lives, from how we choose those who govern us to how much tax we pay. However, today’s politics is shaped and moulded by historical events. In this course, you’ll explore key historical trends whilst assessing their impact on contemporary politics. Covering a broad range of historical and political topics, our dynamic and stimulating programme embeds creative teaching and assessment methods to ensure you graduate with the desirable skills of many future employers.

Work Placement

opportunities available for students in 2nd year

Global Top 300

for Politics THE World University Subject Rankings, 2022

Top 3

in England for International Relations and Politics (Guardian, 2020)

Student testimonials

Additional opportunities

There are a range of additional opportunities available when studying this course.
Please note, undertaking one may impact upon the availability of another.


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