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UCAS CODE: L290

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

- Politics at Winchester has averaged 96% overall satisfaction since 2013 in National Student Surveys of final-year undergraduate students- Join a thriving Politics Society and attend events arranged by the Centre for English Identity and Politics, run by former MP and cabinet minister John Denham- Benefit from small numbers in many optional course modules, which allow for rewarding discussions and debates and closer interaction with staff, including opportunities to gain work experience and academic credit via volunteering to work in political institutions- Gain a global perspective on the complex issues facing the modern world- Study abroad at Westminster College, USA, in your second year as part of the American Exchange ProgrammeAre you fascinated by current affairs, international trends and the vertiginous pace of change in the contemporary world? In studying Politics at Winchester you grapple with the most contentious political questions of today at national, regional and local levels. And you address hugely important issues, including economic globalisation, technological interconnection, the alleged ‘clash of civilisations’, the politics of war, energy security and environmental dislocation.It’s impossible to escape the central role the US exerts on all these contemporary issues and that is a major focus. But you also analyse rival power structures in China, Russia, Japan, or India. Some modules take a closer look at the place of the US in the world order from the perspective of other nations. Finally, in a world full of uncertainty, much of it created either by or in conflict with the US, you study the new challenge of ‘rogue states’ and non-state actors, including terrorist groups.When you study a political theme it is set in a wide range of contexts, including historical, geographical, economic, social and cultural. This gives you the theoretical framework of knowledge you need to understand the modern world in depth. Our aim is for you to develop your content knowledge and political awareness, and be able to confidently use a variety of intellectual concepts and skills. Year 1 gives you a solid grounding in global political studies, including an introduction to British and American politics and Human Rights in the Global Political Economy.In Years 2 and 3, you study the institutions and concepts behind US foreign policy, and the challenges of globalisation and you can choose across a wide range of fascinating optional modules available for you to explore your special interests. These include Global Governance, Diplomatic and Security Studies, The Modern American Presidency, China: Twenty-first Century Challenges, Sexual Violence and Politics, and the Politics of Food Production. You also produce a dissertation in your final year on a topic of your choice, subject to approval from tutors expert in the field.Previous students on the Politics programme have commented that the small numbers in lectures and tutorials allow close interaction with the tutors and that the teaching is intellectually stimulating and passionate. The course has also won Programme of the Year at the university’s own Student-Led Teaching Awards.**Give your future career an edge**Our graduates bring a global perspective and transferable skills in time management, problem solving and critical thinking to the workplace. They are prepared to address the complex issues facing the modern world. These skills open up a number of career paths, including roles in national and local government, the civil and foreign service, interest groups, aid agencies, non-government organisations and charities. Students have also gone into careers in law, teaching and business.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 104 - 120

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 in English Language is required.

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University information

University of Winchester

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    85th out of 85 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    106 48%

    65th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    46 46%

    74th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    54th

    14

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