This is an American degree, four years in length.
The Political Science major offers a thorough grounding in the main theoretical concepts used in the field. You will also be introduced to the political institutions and cultures of many different countries.
Through combining theory and practice you will develop analytical, research and communication skills which will assist you in solving problems, understanding complex issues and developing policies.
You will develop your arguments with examples drawn from contemporary events as well as academic theory.
You will have opportunities to participate in and attend conferences, as well as take part in the Model United Nations.
Why should I choose this programme?
Knowledge of political issues is essential for anyone seeking to understand the world and how it works.
It interacts with a number of other fields, including economics, international relations, history or law.
Political issues affect every aspect of our daily lives, and the more we learn about them the more we become participants in, as well as observers of, the political process.
Key skills, aims and objectives
This programme offers a deep understanding to prepare you for the policical world. You will:
- Be able to put contemporary political issues in historical context and use historical facts in building arguments about politics
- Become with the political institutions and processes of a number of countries
- Evaluate the international and transnational dimensions of particular problems and policies
- Understand the methods and analytical approaches used by political scientists to examine political institutions and processes
A politics science degree provides skills and knowledge which can equip students for a career in a number of fields such as economics, diplomacy, government or, non-governmental organisations, media, academic and law.
The skills of analysis in such a degree are highly transferable and are valued in all professional contexts.