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Politics (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
Typical Offer
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3 years
Course Type
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About this course

This BSc Politics 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 jobs in politics, the civil service, think tanks, campaign organisations, business or journalism.

Discover how to get into politics as you:

  • 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
  • problem solving
  • data analysis

This degree gives excellent training for a range of careers, including roles in:

  • the civil service and international organisations
  • NGOs, advocacy and lobby groups
  • political campaigning
  • journalism
  • a broad range of business sectors

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

What's it like to study Politics at Southampton

University of Southampton BSc Politics graduate Joe Welton talks about his experience of studying at Southampton.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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