Politics study in the UK

Politics in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Politics.

Politics courses in the UK

Introduction to Politics

A Politics degree will provide an understanding of the key dynamics of different political systems around the world, how governments deal with crisis, debt, human right and the nature of society.

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You will think about ethical questions such as the role and limits of state power, the nature of a ‘good society’, and the obligations that one nation has to another. You will also consider empirical questions such as how we explain differences in political institutions and culture, and the nature of the international system as a whole.

Careers in Politics

Politics graduates work in local, national and international government as well as a wide range of other professions such as the charity sector, the media, teaching and banking and finance.

Politics Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 34 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Politics in the UK?

To learn more about the best Politics courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Politics universities in the Guardian University Guide 2016 below:

  1. University of St Andrews
  2. University of Oxford
  3. University of Cambridge
  4. University of Huddersfield
  5. University of Warwick
  6. University of Exeter
  7. University of Buckingham
  8. Durham University
  9. University College London
  10. University of Kent

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