About this course
This BSc degree will help you learn about political systems, political thinkers, democracy and the modern state. You’ll gain insight into issues such as modern migration, the role of the media, and the future of the European Union. This course can lead to a career in politics, the civil service, think tanks, campaign organisations, business or journalism.
In this course, you can:
study political theory, global politics, public policy, and political analysis
focus on topics of contemporary political importance, for example, globalisation, public policy, constitutional politics, security studies and migration
choose from a wide array of topics through optional modules, including political topics relating to the UK, the EU or the US, and modules in criminology, economics or ethics
A BSC Politics degree from the University of Southampton will:
develop your critical thinking skills
hone your analytical capacity
train you in a range of research skills that are highly valued by employers
You'll develop transferable skills such as:
effective oral and written communication
This degree gives excellent training for a range of careers, including roles in:
the civil service and international organisations
NGOs, advocacy and lobby groups
a broad range of business sectors
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
Download the programme specification
The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.