3-year full-time; 4-year thick-sandwich
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About the course
This degree will help you gain knowledge of the exciting world of modern politics while examining the societies, life and significant events of the past. You will get an understanding of contemporary political issues by studying key institutions and players and will also explore the 17th to the 20th centuries’ world history.
Programmes in Politics will help you to address critical questions such as:
- Who has political power?
- Why do they have it?
- To whom are they accountable?
- In whose interest do they exercise it?
- What is globalisation?
- Is violent protest ever justified?
The History programme introduces you to the study of societies in the past – you will look at the history of Britain, Europe and the wider world in the modern period. Through an examination of life as it was lived in the past, you will begin to understand what it means to be human and how different yet still related present and past events are.