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Politics Degrees

Choose to study politics at university, and you’ll find out about the theories and practices of power and governance, from local up to international level. Whether you want to make a difference within national politics, pursue a career in international relations and diplomacy, or join the ranks of those campaigning for change or reporting on political issues worldwide, a politics degree could be for you.

Key Skills

Common skills gained from a politics degree include:

  • Ability to analyze different types of data, and identify patterns and implications
  • Understanding of academic publications and how to use them
  • Excellent written and spoken communication
  • Ability to approach issues from multiple perspectives
  • Ability to compose and defend an argument, using appropriate evidence and sources
  • Ability to conduct original research
  • Understanding of key issues and challenges in contemporary politics
  • Understanding of human cultural and political variability