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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 6 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 15500 per year

All study options

About Politics at Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Manchester Metropolitan University

Studying politics allows you to know what is happening today, how change is enacted, and how you can be a part of it. The principal focus of the degree is power relations between individuals, social groups and nations - so it is one of the most exciting ways to understand why things are the way they are. You'll study a broad range of social and public policy areas and explore fundamental issues that affect communities in the UK and elsewhere, including: emancipatory political thought and theory, international politics, digital politics, and 'issue' politics such as environmentalism and climate change.

The course is underpinned by both the research specialisms of the staff who will teach you and a wide variety of options mean you can pursue your own interests, depending on what you choose to specialise in - with things becoming increasingly flexible as you progress through the course. In the final year, you will engage more directly with current academic debates and contemporary political developments.

We place a heavy emphasis on employability and offer practical skills training, including advanced analytical approaches, which many employers look for when offering placement opportunities. This, alongside the opportunity to study a foreign language or do an exchange abroad, means that a politics degree opens doors to a range of interesting and rewarding career possibilities, as well as providing you with a much better understanding of what is happening right now.

You can also combine politics with another subject and broaden your outlook still further. In your third year, you may have the opportunity to take a placement year with an employer or study abroad, broadening your horizons and boosting your employability.

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-time, Part-timeHow long you will study3 - 6 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15500 per year

Entry requirements

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE POINTS

26 IB Diploma Points or 104-112 UCAS tariff points from Higher Level.

IELTS SCORE REQUIRED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

6.0 overall with no individual element below 5.5

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

What students think about Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Manchester Metropolitan University

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    “Studying in the UK has been my dream since I was a child. I chose to study my course because the modules allow me to learn different subjects to support my professional career and my country in the future. The lecturers are very professional and come from different backgrounds, which allows me to learn from different perspectives.

    The student life in Manchester is amazing, feeling far from home makes all international students unite. Manchester is very welcoming to all new cultures. My personal tutor has given me tireless support to make sure that I enjoy the learning and living process whilst I am studying.”

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    "I chose to study this course because I am passionate about every aspect of photography and choosing this course enabled me to explore all the possibilities of it. I studied the syllabus of the course and it suited my needs, plus the University has great facilities and helpful technicians and professors.

    The thing I enjoy most about my course is that I get to experiment with different approaches to making a photograph and I am always encouraged to embrace failure when making work. The course has helped me to prepare for my future career by helping me place myself into the broader environment of art-making.”

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    "Every year our tutors bring people from the industry from different backgrounds; entrepreneurs, managers, industry experts, which has helped me to see what I could do in the future, as well as being a great opportunity to network and be inspired!

    The thing I love the most about Manchester Metropolitan is the amount of effort that is put into student support, no matter the issue, there will be someone willing to help. The international welcome week and all the activities that were related to it were remarkably helpful. I got to meet many people that were experiencing things similar to me."

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    *Previously titled BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising

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