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Politics BSc
Politics BSc

Politics BSc

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirement

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)

  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)

  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)

  • TOEFL: 90 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)

Course Information

Who has political power? Why do they have it? To whom are they accountable? Is violent protest ever justified? If these questions evoke a response in you and raise more questions in turn, politics is the degree for you.

Politics is an exciting and dynamic subject, simulating debate and offering insight into how the ever-changing world around us works. It’s also a degree that can demonstrate your intellectual acumen and understanding of world affairs, which will be an asset in many fields of work.

The broad-based nature of the course at Brunel means you will be studying a wide breadth of modules from British politics to US foreign policy and political change. But you’ll not only be learning about politics – you’ll be analysing politics using the tools of political science to help deepen your understanding and critical thinking.

Opt for a placement year and you'll gain work experience that is highly valued by employers. Brunel students have secured placements in the Environmental Audit Committee, the House of Commons, Directorate of Gender Affairs, HM Treasury and the Competition Commission, to name only a few.

You can also opt to take part of your degree abroad in one of our partner universities in Europe, or participate in an exchange programme to China or the USA to study politics in a different part of the world whilst experiencing a new culture.

Brunel is a dynamic university choice for your politics course. You’ll be taught by politics experts who are often called on to comment on radio and television. The Brunel campus has hosted the filming of BBC’s Question Time and is a political hub during local and national elections.

Brunel politics graduates enter diverse careers. Many of our former students go into politics and the civil service and some are currently at GCHQ and military intelligence. Others work in the public and private sector like the NHS, international banks, business consultancy, law, NGOs and the media. Whichever route you chose, a politics degree with Brunel will set you up for a successful future.

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Year 1


  • PP1600 - Research Design and Qualitative methods in Politics

  • PP1601 - Modern Political Thought

  • PP1068 - Modern British Politics

  • PP1070 - Introduction to American Politics

  • PP1602 - Introduction to Comparative Politics

  • PP1603 - Delivering Public Policy

Year 2


  • PP2623 Comparative Electoral Systems

  • PP2611 - Explaining Politics: Quantitative Political Science in Practice


  • PP2061 Issues in American Politics

  • PP2613 - National Security Intelligence

  • PP2614 - Ancient Greek Political Thought: Ancient Greek Political Thought: Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics

  • PP2615 Unity and Cultural Diversity

  • PP2616 The Cinema and Politics

  • PP2617 Social Welfare: Politics and Policy

  • PP2618 Political Behaviour in Britain

  • PX2607 The State and Revolution

Year 3


  • PP3070 - Dissertation


  • PP3001 - Arab-Israeli Conflict

  • PP3003 - European Union Politics: Problems and Prospects

  • PP3013 Empire, Imperialism and Hegemony

  • PP3068 Media, Politics and Power in America

  • PP3604 - Public Policy Analysis

  • PP3605 Parliamentary Studies

  • PP3607 History of Political Philosophy

  • PP3609 Advanced Applied Quantitative Methods

  • PP3611 Karl Marx and the Critique of Political Economy

  • PP3612 Elections, Parties and Voters in the UK

  • PP3614 Researching Contemporary Issues in British Politics

  • PP3618 Terrorism and Counterterrorism

  • PX3609 - Crisis and Critique

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our students pursue a wide variety of jobs after graduating. Some go into Politics and the civil service and have worked for Members of the Parliament such as John McDonnell MP, or former Labour party general secretary Baroness McDonagh. Other graduates have joined Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Home Office, GCHQ and military intelligence.

Others work in the public and private sectors, law and NGOs whilst some graduates become researchers, teachers and librarians. 

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Insurance – Single: 300 GBP per year

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