Undergraduate courses

We pride ourselves on combining intellectually diverse programmes with a friendly atmosphere. You'll study political concepts, power and ethics. Then take in specialised areas of study as you build towards your third-year dissertation. Our experts explore some of the most important and interesting issues in national and international politics.

Our courses

Politics BA (with optional year abroad) 
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS code: L200
This is for you if... you want to understand where power lies in political systems and how this affects the organisation of society.

International Relations BA (with optional year abroad)  
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS code: L250
This is for you if... you want to understand the distribution of power in the international arena and how individual nation states interact with each other and with international organisations.

International Relations and History BA (with optional year abroad)  
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS code: LV21
This is for you if... you want to investigate the evolution of the international political system and the workings of the contemporary world.

Politics and Economics BA (with optional year abroad)  
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS code: LL12
This is for you if... you are interested in the nature of political economy and want to bring together insight from two of the fundamental disciplines in social science.

Politics and Sociology BA (with optional year abroad)  
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS code: LL23
This is for you if... you are interested in the way that society is organised and how the political world either reinforces or challenges the prevailing social order.

History and Politics BA (with optional year abroad)  
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS code: VL12
This is for you if... you are interested in the complementary disciplines of History and Politics. You will develop an understanding of the historical roots of our society's economic, political and social structures.

Politics and International Relations BA (with optional year abroad)  
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS code: L290
This is for you if... you want to understand the exercise of power at both the national and international levels and the relationship between the two.

Law with Politics LLB (with optional year abroad)  
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS code: M2L2
This is for you if... you want to understand public policy in its legal context. 

Major in Politics (with optional year abroad)  
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS code: L201
This is for you if... you would like to combine the study of Politics with another subject.

Major in International Relations (with optional year abroad)  
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS code: L202
This is for you if... you would like to combine the study of International Relations with another subject,

Minor in Politics
3-4 years

Minor in International Relations
3-4 years

Other degrees with Politics

American Studies BA (with optional year abroad)  
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS codes T700, T701
This is for you if... you are fascinated by the United States and want to learn more about its literature, history, visual culture, and politics.

Contemporary History BA (with optional year abroad)  
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: V140
This is for you if... you want to concentrate on recent history alongside contemporary politics and international relations, with modules covering global topics.

European Studies BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: RL99
This is for you if... you want to combine the in-depth study of French, Spanish, or Italian language and culture with contemporary European politics.