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BA Politics (Including Year Abroad)

BA Politics (Including Year Abroad)

Essex, University of

Colchester Campus, Colchester, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    439
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
Essex’s BA Politics course provides a thorough training in all major areas of political science, and is based in the top politics department in the country. This course always seek for political cause and effect as well as casting light on aspects of life one might never ordinarily connect to politics and government. Students will investigate the scope of political science as a field of inquiry, and the methods used by political scientists, in order to explore questions concerning both what does occur in politics, and what should occur in politics. The topics covered in this course include: Concepts in political science: state, laws, wars and political parties; International relations; Democratic systems; Political power; Obligations, freedom, rights and equality. The four-year version of this degree allows students to spend the third year abroad or employed on a placement abroad, while otherwise remaining identical to the three-year course. Alternatively, on a placement year students will gain relevant work experience within an external business, giving them a competitive edge in the graduate job market and providing them with key contacts within the industry. Students will be responsible for finding their placement, but with support and guidance provided by both their department and the Employability and Careers Centre.