Studying Politics means investigating who and what has the power to dictate how we exist in society. On this course you will address today's biggest political questions from local, national and global perspectives. You will gain a thorough understanding of the institutions and processes which drive modern states. This will include an investigation of the domestic government and politics of the UK along with a wider global focus.
Some of the topics you will explore include:
- How new communication technologies are changing the way we interact with politics
- The future of social justices
- What makes a good society in an era of globalisation
- How states interact with each other, and the changing role of the state
- How states respond to collective dilemmas such as inequality, threats to national security and climate change
You will learn to explain the historical drivers of social change and analyse the current political landscape. This will mean you are prepared to understand and respond to the challenges that will shape our political future.
We do everything we can to help you graduate into a great career, and you will study a specialist Work Related Learning module in your second year. This could involve:
- Designing campaign materials
- Analysing a current City of York Council policy proposal
- Contributing to the Students’ Union elections
This degree will provide you with valuable skills which you can carry forward into a career either in politics or in many other exciting sectors.
If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.