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Politics

Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from one of our tutors about studying Politics at Liverpool Hope.

Politics is vital to the understanding of key issues in our society and our world today. It underpins policy, regulatory frameworks, our trading partners and our cultural outlook.

You will explore Britain’s role in shaping global politics since the Empire, its place in Europe and its relationship with America and the emerging super-powers. You will also consider how public policies are formulated and explore the interaction of society in our own political framework.

Why choose this subject?

  • You can participate in international study trips to political institutions in practice including Berlin and Brussels, as well as study trips in Britain.
  • There is an extensive programme of visiting speakers, overseas exchanges, research seminars and other learning activities.
  • There are close links with the International Relations and Media departments at Liverpool Hope and opportunities to get involved with the University’s Politics Society.
  • You’ll be dealing with a subject vital to understanding key issues of our society and our world today.
  • You’ll be part of a friendly and relaxed group which places a high value on student involvement and participation.
  • You’ll be working with a subject team who are recognised experts in politics.
  • 58% of the research of the Department is internationally recognised or internationally excellent with 70% of the impact of their research graded as internationally recognised.(Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Politics at Liverpool Hope in our Politics Subject Guides.

Politics Subject Guide 2015

 

 

 

Politics Subject Guide 2015

 

 

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level C (Year One)

You will study a lecture series entitled ‘The Foundations of Politics’. This will comprise three lectures per week, each lasting one hour, and will introduce you to the discipline and a range of its key theories. In addition to this you will take two seminars. These are entitled Political Institutions and Political Actors. They consider the core structural components of politics and how individuals and groups interact with these institutions.

In addition you will participate in a weekly small group tutorial which considers skills and research methods in politics. Assessment methods include essays, exams and tutorial workbooks.

Level I (Year Two)

The lecture series in the second year considers democracy and its strengths and weaknesses as a political system. The curriculum builds on your learning in the first year and looks at the evolution and implementation of democracy from Athens to the present day. Two seminar series look at democracy in the United Kingdom, and the comparative study of European democracies. These strands of thought create an enhanced understanding of democracy as the most popular form of governance in the modern world, complete with significant variations in its understanding and practice. The small group tutorials consider a range of alternative ideologies to democracy and give alternative viewpoints about popular governance.

Assessment methods involve essays, exams and extended projects. 

Level H (Year Three) 

In the final year a research project is undertaken on an agreed subject area. Thereafter the core lecture series looks at politics in the United States, considering the strengths and weaknesses of its system, and we consider the issues which are pivotal to an understanding of political oratory. We also look at British foriegn policy. Seminars serve to reinforce an understanding of this, with a focus on the US presidency and American politics and on the impact and effect of political oratory. This gives a contemporary understanding of a range of
current political and economic dilemmas and allows primary research into a number of contentious areas. A tutorial series is designed to give support in research methods and to assist in the production of a high quality research project.

Assessment methods include a research project, a two hour exam and essay coursework. Sample dissertation titles from recent times include – ‘Rendition, politics and anti-terror policies’; ‘The effect of First Ladies upon the Presidential Office’; ‘Tony Blair: the third way and the reformation of the Labour Party’.

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Entry Requirements

2015 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2015 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit or above

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Politics is a combined honours course and can be studied in combination with the following subjects. In each case the combination results in a BA Hons degree.

Politics and Accounting UCAS code NL24
Politics and Childhood & Youth UCAS code LL92
Politics and Christian Theology UCAS code VL26
Politics and Creative Writing  UCAS code C978
Politics and Criminology UCAS code LL2H
Politics and Early Childhood UCAS code LX21 
Politics and English Language UCAS code LQ23
Politics and English Literature UCAS code QL3F
Politics and Film & Visual Culture  UCAS code F667
Politics and Geography UCAS code FL48
Politics and History UCAS code LV21
Politics and International Relations UCAS code L290
Politics and Law UCAS code LM21
Politics and Music UCAS code WLH2
Politics and Sociology UCAS code LL64
Politics and Special Educational Needs UCAS code LX23
Politics and Tourism UCAS code LN82
Politics and World Religions UCAS code LV2P

 

Employability

Having studied Politics alongside a second subject, you will be in a position to shape your own areas of study and expertise. You will possess the academic knowledge and analytical skills you need to compete in the contemporary jobs market and will be equipped with a critical understanding of the key elements in Politics.

Careers include the media, government, international organisations and policy work, as well as increasing demand from companies looking for skills such as conducting analysis, preparing reports, constructing arguments and making judgements. Many students also progress on to postgraduate Masters programmes and Research degrees.

“Studying Politics enabled me to grasp a fundamental understanding of how local and national policies and practices have an impact on an international stage.” Adam Waddingham, History and Politics graduate

Overview

Hear from one of our tutors about studying Politics at Liverpool Hope.

Politics is vital to the understanding of key issues in our society and our world today. It underpins policy, regulatory frameworks, our trading partners and our cultural outlook.

You will explore Britain’s role in shaping global politics since the Empire, its place in Europe and its relationship with America and the emerging super-powers. You will also consider how public policies are formulated and explore the interaction of society in our own political framework.

Why choose this subject?

  • You can participate in international study trips to political institutions in practice including Berlin and Brussels, as well as study trips in Britain.
  • There is an extensive programme of visiting speakers, overseas exchanges, research seminars and other learning activities.
  • There are close links with the International Relations and Media departments at Liverpool Hope and opportunities to get involved with the University’s Politics Society.
  • You’ll be dealing with a subject vital to understanding key issues of our society and our world today.
  • You’ll be part of a friendly and relaxed group which places a high value on student involvement and participation.
  • You’ll be working with a subject team who are recognised experts in politics.
  • 58% of the research of the Department is internationally recognised or internationally excellent with 70% of the impact of their research graded as internationally recognised.(Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Politics at Liverpool Hope in our Politics Subject Guides.

Politics Subject Guide 2015

 

 

 

Politics Subject Guide 2015

 

 

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level C (Year One)

You will study a lecture series entitled ‘The Foundations of Politics’. This will comprise three lectures per week, each lasting one hour, and will introduce you to the discipline and a range of its key theories. In addition to this you will take two seminars. These are entitled Political Institutions and Political Actors. They consider the core structural components of politics and how individuals and groups interact with these institutions.

In addition you will participate in a weekly small group tutorial which considers skills and research methods in politics. Assessment methods include essays, exams and tutorial workbooks.

Level I (Year Two)

The lecture series in the second year considers democracy and its strengths and weaknesses as a political system. The curriculum builds on your learning in the first year and looks at the evolution and implementation of democracy from Athens to the present day. Two seminar series look at democracy in the United Kingdom, and the comparative study of European democracies. These strands of thought create an enhanced understanding of democracy as the most popular form of governance in the modern world, complete with significant variations in its understanding and practice. The small group tutorials consider a range of alternative ideologies to democracy and give alternative viewpoints about popular governance.

Assessment methods involve essays, exams and extended projects. 

Level H (Year Three) 

In the final year a research project is undertaken on an agreed subject area. Thereafter the core lecture series looks at politics in the United States, considering the strengths and weaknesses of its system, and we consider the issues which are pivotal to an understanding of political oratory. We also look at British foriegn policy. Seminars serve to reinforce an understanding of this, with a focus on the US presidency and American politics and on the impact and effect of political oratory. This gives a contemporary understanding of a range of
current political and economic dilemmas and allows primary research into a number of contentious areas. A tutorial series is designed to give support in research methods and to assist in the production of a high quality research project.

Assessment methods include a research project, a two hour exam and essay coursework. Sample dissertation titles from recent times include – ‘Rendition, politics and anti-terror policies’; ‘The effect of First Ladies upon the Presidential Office’; ‘Tony Blair: the third way and the reformation of the Labour Party’.

You may also be interested in...

Criminology

History

International Relations

Law

Law LLB

Politics

Entry Requirements

2015 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2015 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit or above

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Politics is a combined honours course and can be studied in combination with the following subjects. In each case the combination results in a BA Hons degree.

Politics and Accounting UCAS code NL24
Politics and Childhood & Youth UCAS code LL92
Politics and Christian Theology UCAS code VL26
Politics and Creative Writing  UCAS code C978
Politics and Criminology UCAS code LL2H
Politics and Early Childhood UCAS code LX21 
Politics and English Language UCAS code LQ23
Politics and English Literature UCAS code QL3F
Politics and Film & Visual Culture  UCAS code F667
Politics and Geography UCAS code FL48
Politics and History UCAS code LV21
Politics and International Relations UCAS code L290
Politics and Law UCAS code LM21
Politics and Music UCAS code WLH2
Politics and Sociology UCAS code LL64
Politics and Special Educational Needs UCAS code LX23
Politics and Tourism UCAS code LN82
Politics and World Religions UCAS code LV2P

 

Employability

Having studied Politics alongside a second subject, you will be in a position to shape your own areas of study and expertise. You will possess the academic knowledge and analytical skills you need to compete in the contemporary jobs market and will be equipped with a critical understanding of the key elements in Politics.

Careers include the media, government, international organisations and policy work, as well as increasing demand from companies looking for skills such as conducting analysis, preparing reports, constructing arguments and making judgements. Many students also progress on to postgraduate Masters programmes and Research degrees.

“Studying Politics enabled me to grasp a fundamental understanding of how local and national policies and practices have an impact on an international stage.” Adam Waddingham, History and Politics graduate

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Department: History and Politics