Politics (with Foundation Year option) (BA (Hons))

Bournemouth University the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 5 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14100 per year

All study options

About Politics (with Foundation Year option) at Bournemouth University

On this dynamic course, you’ll explore the meaning and experiences of justice, conflict (in) equality and citizenship in the context of pressing global issues. Optional units allow you to shape your learning around your political passions and career goals

Why study BA (Hons) Politics at BU?

  • 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 as political pundits, expert guests or fact-checkers in staff-student run projects and talk shows, such as the UK General Elections 
  • 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 
  • Take initiative, lead and organise the student-run BU Politics Society's regular events, film screenings and debates. 

What you can achieve with a BA (Hons) Politics degree

Our BA (Hons) Politics degree helps our students graduate as reflective, critical citizens – ready to pursue diverse political career paths.   

That can range from working in partisan politics to the civil service, to positions at non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or representing organisations who need politically shrewd and media-savvy employees.

We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the media & communication skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree. 

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 - 5 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14100 per year

Notes about fees for this course

  • Foundation Year September 2021 and September 2022 entry: £9,250 (UK, ROI & CI only)
  • Placement year: £850

For fees and funding information please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/ug-funding

Entry requirements

For September 2021 and September 2022 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.

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component or equivalent.

For more information check out our International entry requirements.

Foundation Year Entry Requirements for September 2021 and September 2022 entry: 48 - 72 UCAS tariff points.

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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