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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    24-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This distinctive Politics degree examines the theory and practice of politics, integrating both national and international perspectives. You'll learn about the significance of an increasingly globalised political environment and understand the significance of politics as a human activity.

If you have a keen interest in current affairs and international trends, then the BA (Hons) Politics degree at NTU is ideal for you. This course encourages you to engage directly as a political scientist or theorist by doing your own independent research, culminating in the production of a final year dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Throughout the degree you'll develop a greater awareness of the complexity and connectedness of the processes that shape our world. This opens up careers in a wide range of fields in the public and private sectors, fostering the skills, imagination, understanding and flexibility that employers demand.

Why choose this course?

  • The research of our academic staff feeds directly into the course, which means you will be learning about the latest issues from world-renowned experts. The team also regularly contribute their thoughts about worldwide events and incidents to the local, national and international media.
  • You may have the opportunity to gain work experience with local and national organisations, and to study abroad as part of the Erasmus foreign exchange scheme.
  • You can choose to get involved with the student-run Politics society, which has arranged guest lectures from local MPs and numerous trips to places such as the European Parliament in Brussels.

How you’re taught

To provide you with a first-class learning experience and to guarantee you have an opportunity to make the most of your time at university, you'll receive contact time through a diverse range of delivery methods.

Structured teaching will be delivered through a combination of traditional lectures and seminars. Lectures encourage the skills of listening, concentration, active understanding and note-taking. Smaller group learning environments, such as seminars and workshops, offer reflective group discussions and provide opportunities to develop problem solving skills, group cooperation, textual analysis, debating skills, presentation skills, as well as exposing you to a wide range of views and perspectives on contemporary issues.

A number of modules utilise alternative forms of learning within the classroom, including problem-based inquiry, flipped classrooms, simulation exercises, group presentations, case studies and film-based discussions.

Careers and employability

We're building successful graduates

This course opens up careers in a wide range of fields in the public and private sectors. You may be keen to pursue a career in local politics and local government. You may also be interested in working in the police service, the civil service, or public relations. In the private sector, organisations are increasingly looking for graduates with an understanding of international and global events and processes – all areas explored during this course.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

14,500per year

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

University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    46th

  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

NTU’s four campuses give students modern learning facilities in a great environment.
International students will feel at home at NTU. With students and staff from over 150 nations, cultural diversity is a core part of its community.
NTU is focused on students’ future, with specific employability support and work experience opportunities on every course.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    109 50%

    60th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    17th

    4

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