Politics is the study of power, influence and distribution of resources and rights. In doing so, it includes the study of marginalisation, deprivation and exposure to insecurity and danger. It gives you the opportunity to explore the relationship between governments across the world and their decision-making processes, looking at the set of ideas about legitimacy, obligation, authority, justice, order and accountability that frames these relations.
You’ll explore politics at local and global levels, studying British political processes, political theory and global politics. You’ll learn from research-active lecturers, whose diverse range of specialisms will give you the opportunity to explore a fascinating range of subjects that includes nationalism, the relationship between politics and culture, EU politics and immigration, peace studies and civil society.
Putting your learning into practice, you’ll complete two professional work placements as part of your degree. These will give you degree-relevant professional experience, as well as the opportunity to develop your specialist expertise and understanding of policy and political practice with relevant employers.
Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA International Business and PGCE History, which we provide here at Leeds Trinity. After the completion of this course you will also be qualified for postgraduate study in Politics, Communication, Governance and Public Policy.