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Seven Reasons to Study Politics

For those considering a degree in this area but need further convincing, the Complete University Guide lends its expertise. Here are the top seven reasons to study a Politics degree:

1. Transferable skills

If graduates choose to follow an alternative path altogether, they can rest assured that the transferable skills a Politics degree develops are in high demand. Skills include understanding how the political system operates, communication, political theory, and international study – just to name a few. Politics graduates have a wide variety of career choices and will gain the understanding required to work in almost any industry.

2. Constantly changing subject

The world of politics does not stand still, and neither does the teaching of the subject. All worthwhile courses will constantly be updating their teaching methods to meet the changing political landscape. It means that with politics you will learn, literally, something new every day.

3. Combined courses

Politics departments usually offer a number dual honours degrees meaning you’ll be able to combine a political education with another passion of yours or explore two strands of political learning in greater detail. Use our Course Chooser to find a list of Politics degrees combined with another subject of your choice.

4. Opportunity to study abroad

Politics is a very international subject area and this is reflected in the variety of modules students are able to select if they want to study abroad. Students can tailor their degree according to aspirations of travelling the world, or keep their interest in world politics alight.

5. International perspective

The world is a small yet diverse place, with politics both more global, yet at the same time dividing people like nothing else. Politics degrees reflect this trend, with specialist international relations degrees, modules, even a year abroad. Search for Politics courses with an international element. 

6. Multicultural environment

The quality of political education at UK universities attracts a substantial number of students from overseas. In fact, degrees in social studies such as politics benefit from nearly 20,000 international students every year.

7. Good graduate prospects

Just order our Politics subject table by Graduate Prospects and you’ll see that students enjoy a pretty good chance of ending up in professional jobs within six months of graduating.