The first year offers a broad introduction to the institutions and structures of power in Britain, relationships between nations, and key concepts and thinkers in the social sciences.
Students progress to consider the core ideas underpinning politics and closely-related disciplines, such as international relations, and begin to apply these to the study of politics in a range of settings including the USA, the EU, the Middle East, and Asia.
The final year provides opportunities to explore the many ways in which those wielding power are held to account. Students can delve deeply into contemporary political challenges such as migration, terrorism, state violence, inequality, gender, sexuality, and societies undergoing political transformation. Modules can include Global Conflicts and Contexts; Political Parties; Model United Nations; Applied Politics; and Who Runs Britain? Power, Politics and Beyond.