Politics BA (Hons) 2020/21 entry

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Course code:

L200

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
Flexible part-time

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

L200

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
Flexible part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

AHU045

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
Flexible part-time

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Interested in how countries are governed and decisions made? A degree in Politics may refine your power of judgment and critical thinking.

Politics should appeal to you if you have an interest in power, government, policy-making, social movements or debating ideas. It also concerns wars and conflict resolution, the impact of globalization and world events. The course includes a range of courses on British, American, European, African and Middle Eastern politics.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. For courses due to start in September 2020, in light of Covid-19, we are currently preparing for courses to be delivered in a variety of forms, subject to Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or fully online, our key priority will be staff and student safety.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

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What our students say...

The course focuses deeply on ideology, how this is implemented and an emphasis on international politics. There is also an opportunity to study abroad - which is a key aspect of advancing your learning.

Mairi Primrose, BA Politics graduate 2016

Course information

Politics is a broad discipline, concerned with governance, power, authority, citizenship and conflict resolution. Throughout your degree, we will cover political concepts around these issues and more, comparing your own government, its policies and decisions, with those of others around the world.

Our course covers the history of modern political thought, comparative government and mass politics in modern Britain. You can also choose to study specialist areas like gender politics, international relations, comparative or country-specific politics in the Middle East, Africa, USA or Europe.

95%

of our students are satisfied with the quality of the course

NSS, 2016

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

Your first year sets the foundation for the study of Politics, at both country-specific and global levels.

Modules

  • Applied Politics – Politics in Action

  • Introduction to Political Ideas

  • World Politics since 1945

  • From Empire to Welfare: Britain 1900-1951

  • Social Issues and Social Policy

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

In your second year, you will be encouraged to examine a range of topics that should deepen and broaden your understanding of political systems, political ideas, international relations and key world events.

Modules

  • The Contemporary Far Right in Western Europe

  • Comparative Politics and Governance

  • History of Modern Political Thought

  • Contemporary British Government

  • Optional Modules

    Choose 1 from 3:

    • Contemporary Global Security
    • The Making of the United States
    • Sex, Sexuality, Power and Oppression

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • Study abroad or professional placement

Overview

In your final year you will have the opportunity to consolidate your knowledge by studying US politics, European politics, Middle East politics, political ideologies and write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice.

Modules

  • Nationalism and Democratisation in Post-Communist Europe Political Ideologies in the Twentieth Century

  • Dissertation in History, International Relations and Politics

  • Optional Modules

    Choose 2 from 6:

    • Politics of the Contemporary Middle East
    • United States’ Foreign Policy
    • The Far Right in Britain and France
    • US Government and Politics
    • Chinese Politics, Foreign Relations and Security
    • Study Trip

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

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We have been ranked joint first amongst Modern Universities in England for career prospects - Guardian University Guide 2021

In more detail...

  • Academic staff who are actively engaged in high quality research that informs their teaching.
  • Events and conferences featuring national and international politicians and dignitaries (subject to availability and additional costs).
  • An exciting and modern course that examines the key political issues of the modern world.
  • Multidisciplinary teaching with experts from national and international politics, history, global security and social theory.
  • An intellectually challenging course that encourages you to sharpen your analytical skills and engage with issues of vital concern for today’s world.
  • The opportunity to focus on specific themes such as North American, European and African politics, social movements or global security as you progress through your course.
  • The opportunity to apply for an international experience with international staff, an international curriculum and the options of an overseas field trip, and / or study abroad or overseas placement (subject to availability, competitive application, meeting visa requirements and additional costs).
  • The opportunity to develop advanced professional skills such as the ability to think independently and creatively, to advance sophisticated arguments and to communicate ideas confidently as enquired by potential employers.

Partake in activities and events set up by the History, International Relations, Politics and Sociology Society (HIPSOC)

Your course will be based on a series of interactive lectures, with associated seminars and workshop classes.

In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for regular one-to-one advice.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods have previously included coursework, podcasts, posters presentations and examinations.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

In a typical week you will have up to 18 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching:
  • Medium group teaching: mostly seminars and workshops
  • Large group teaching: primarily lectures

The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

Additionally, you will also be expected to complete 23 hours each week studying and revising in your own time.

You will have the opportunity to take part in an overseas study trip, or a full year abroad when following the sandwich option. 

The course has current links with a variety of institutions such as the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) in Berlin, Science Po in Bordeaux, the University of Heidelberg in Germany and University of Lund in Sweden where you can enrich your student experience.

If you do not speak a foreign language we can arrange a study year at an institution where courses are taught in English. In the past, students on the course have spent time at the anti-mafia organisations Addio Pizzo and Libera in Sicily.

All international experience opportunities are subject to availability, competitive application, meeting visa requirements and additional costs.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days. 

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

The course focuses deeply on ideology, how this is implemented and an emphasis on international politics. There is also an opportunity to study abroad - which is a key aspect of advancing your learning.

Mairi Primrose, BA Politics graduate 2016

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What our students say...

The course focuses deeply on ideology, how this is implemented and an emphasis on international politics. There is also an opportunity to study abroad - which is a key aspect of advancing your learning.

Mairi Primrose, BA Politics graduate 2016

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£13,900 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

Additional costs not included in the fees

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

What our students say...

The course focuses deeply on ideology, how this is implemented and an emphasis on international politics. There is also an opportunity to study abroad - which is a key aspect of advancing your learning.

Mairi Primrose, BA Politics graduate 2016

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

The course can enable you to choose from a variety of different career pathways that meet your particular interests.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities have their own Talent Team unit that provides a programme of workshops, embedded learning, lectures, professional experience and one-to-one guidance to help you develop the transferable skills and enterprising habits required for a successful career.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and aims to give you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The university's Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Where our graduates work

Some of our previous students have secured graduate- level jobs in the Civil Service, international organisations, local government, the media, private sector companies, the culture industry, further and higher education teaching and non-government organisations (NGOs).

What our students say...

The course focuses deeply on ideology, how this is implemented and an emphasis on international politics. There is also an opportunity to study abroad - which is a key aspect of advancing your learning.

Mairi Primrose, BA Politics graduate 2016
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.