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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14100 per year

All study options

About Politics at Bournemouth University

Do you ever wonder how power is allocated and who takes part in collective decision-making? At BU, politics is studied with a more sociological/ intersectional understanding: throughout this course, you'll consider the meaning and experiences of justice, conflict, (in)equality and citizenship in the context of pressing global issues.

Whether it's the UK's negotiation to leave the EU, the conflict in Syria, North Korean nuclear testing, the global response to climate change, or NHS funding, politics exists in a hyper-mediated environment, raising challenges and opportunities for citizens, commentators, politicians and political organisations. You'll examine and evaluate different insights to understand the modern world in depth. 

  • Expand your knowledge and attend conferences and speaker seminars, as well as field trips to places such as Westminster, local government and charities
  • Learn from leading researchers in the fields of politics and political communication
  • Get hands-on experience of elections, serving as political pundits, expert guests or fact-checkers in faculty-wide staff-student run projects and political talk shows, such as the recent UK General Elections 2019, or previous USA Votes 2016 and YourElection 2015
  • Tailor your course according to your passions, interests and ultimately your career aspirations
  • Study abroad for a semester at one of our partner universities in Turkey, USA or Germany
  • Study alongside students from around the world at the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global change. Attend expert-led lectures, cultural tours and workshops
  • Network with industry professionals and add valuable experience to your CV in a 4-week or 30-week placement. Work with organisations such as the Office of Education and Quality, Herts Mind Network and Citizens Advice
  • Take initiative, lead and organise the student-run BU Politics Society's regular events, film screenings and debates. 

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14100 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Placement year: £850.

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Entry requirements

For September 2020 and September 2021 entry:

The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 tariff points from 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. BTEC Extended Diploma: 112 tariff points (Grade DMM). All subjects are considered.

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at Bournemouth University to prepare for your chosen course:

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