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Politics (with Foundation Year)

Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge, Great Britain
Full-time
€16,556.35/year
 2483 Points
Duration
4 Years
Language
English
Start date
Sep 2022

Program Description

On this course you’ll study practical and theoretical aspects of politics, looking at contemporary perspectives on key political topics and developing critical analyses of political structures and institutions to gain insights into past, present and future areas of political concern, with both local and global impact.

Focusing on real-life political decision-making, agencies and policies, you’ll examine relevant debates from historical, philosophical and sociological contexts. Our historically-focused modules will give you the chance to view American, British and European politics over the long term, while others will allow you to explore sociological and criminological debates closer to the present.

Notes:
• Tuition fees for students who have citizens' rights after Brexit: £9,250/year

Entry Requirements

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Education
High School Diploma (or equivalent)
16
or
IB Diploma
24
English Level
TOEFL (internet based)
80
or
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
C
or
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
C
or
A levels
C
or
IGCSE
C
or
IELTS
6
or
PTE
57
Notes:

Foundation year entry requirements:

  • At least IELTS 5.5 overall including 5.5 in each band/component.

Other accepted qualifications:

  • International Advanced Levels (A Levels)

Alternative English language requirements:

  • Our preferred tests are IELTS, TOEFL iBT (80 overall and a minimum of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking) and Pearson PTE ( 57 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components), so we recommend you take one of these if possible. We also recognise the following qualifications/tests:
  1. Trinity College: Integrated Skills in English (ISE)
  2. LanguageCert International ESOL SELT tests
  3. International English Language Competency Assessment (IELCA)

Important Information:

  • If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry. We also provide our own English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas.

Curriculum

Foundation Year

Foundation in Humanities, English, Media, Social Sciences and Education

Year 2

From Climate Change to the Media: Structures, Ideas and Research Methods in Political Science

Global Sociology

Contemporary Inequalities

Rights and Responsibilities

Year 3

Contemporary African and Asian Politics

Brussels and Brexit: Contemporary European Politics

Ruskin Module

Mobilities and Migration

Making A Difference

Optional modules:

Globalisation and Security

The United States in the 20th Century

Sociology of Health and Illness

Europe in the Age of the First World War

Britain in the 20th Century

Intoxicants and Intoxication

Year 4

Undergraduate Major Project

Politics and Social Media

Politics in Action

Optional modules:

Globalisation and Security

The United States in the 20th Century

Sociology of Health Inequalities

Europe in the Age of the First World War

Britain in the 20th Century

Intoxicants and Intoxication

Careers

This degree will equip you for many careers, including working in:

  • local government, charities and NGOs
  • the European and international organisations and agencies
  • the public services and criminal justice system
  • future energy policy and planning
  • security, negotiation and peacekeeping
  • communication and media
  • international political contexts, including UN conflict resolution and diplomacy
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