Politics

Our country is run and organised through a political system. Studying this system is important, not only in understanding how such systems work and operate, but in how they can be developed further to help more people.

Each country has its own political system, with its own advantages and disadvantages and international communities are merging and being drawn together. There are many areas of knowledge within Politics, such as how governments should act in war, in keeping the peace, and how to encourage international development.

If you want to play a part in resolving the challenges of the 21st century in a merging world from a national or international perspective then Politics could be the career area for you!

What will I study?

Students will be introduced broadly to the key points of how a political system works,  including structure, political thinking and how international relations are formed and maintained. You will be introduced to issues that dominate the world stage and learn how to assess them.

Later, students will have the chance to specialise in certain topics of interest, such as politics and the economy, international relations and the role of the government in economic policies. Students will then develop their knowledge of other countries’ political systems and other specialist areas such as war.

Careers

There are many career prospects for Politics graduates. These include political assistant, political advisor, and social researcher. Politics provides graduates with the skills required by the civil service, and are able to work for the government in various roles. There are also other options within the media specialising in political news, a huge area of interest for various media companies such as the BBC. You will also gain a huge number of transferrable skills relevant to areas outside of Politics such as finance, social welfare and education.

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