BA in Politics
University of Roehampton London
London, United Kingdom
GBP 14,750 / per year **
28 Sep 2023*
Earliest start date
* UK Students and other students not requiring a Tier 4 visa. If you are an international student, you should apply as soon as possible
** September 2022: £9,250 per year for UK and EU. £14,750 per year for international
Our BA Politics degree programme will equip you with the ability to analyse, understand and debate issues in the UK and global politics and international relations. You will explore political theory and philosophy as well as the practice of modern politics in our everyday lives.
You will engage in debate around major political challenges, such as global power politics, terrorism, climate change and the politics of gender, race and class. You will graduate as an authority on a wide range of topics, and be equipped with the confidence and skills you need for a successful career.
Guest speakers and field trips to political organisations enrich the course and provide further opportunities for learning. Through career mentoring events and work experience opportunities, your employability will also be greatly enhanced. You will also have the opportunity to study abroad with one of our global university partners. This course also has the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further.
The course is designed to build your professional skills and broaden your horizons by giving you the experience of a wide range of activities, such as presenting at conferences and creating book reviews, blogs and digital campaigns.
This course has a timetable designed to fit around your commitments, and we have plenty of support for commuting students, including free on-campus car parking, excellent transport links and free bus service, as well as face-to 24/7 online study and career support. We also offer all new students guaranteed on-campus accommodation on our campus in southwest London.
We are ranked as the best modern university in London (Times Good University Guide 2022 and Complete University Guide 2022).
This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost their employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.
The following modules are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change.
- Introduction to International Relations
- Political Activism / Campaigning
- The History of Political Thought
- Democracy and Dictatorship
- British Politics from Union to Brexit
- Government and Politics
- Politics in Action
- Political Philosophy
- Security and Terrorism
- Journalism, Media and Politics
- Race and Empire
- African American Freedom and Struggles
- Crimes of the Powerful
- The Philosophy of Law
- Gender, Race and Class
- International Justice
- Digital Society
- Active Citizenship
- Global Disorder
- Climate Change and Activism
- The Cold War at Home
- Illegal Economies
These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.
Program Tuition Fee
We anticipate graduates of Roehampton's BA Politics embarking on careers in politics - either research, campaigning, policy work, or civil service - or going into publishing, teaching, journalism, business management, law, media, public relations, community and social services and heritage or cultural management.