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Politics (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
Typical offer
ABB-BBBView full entry requirements
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

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

  • 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

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 270.16 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.