You will understand and analyse the key political issues that characterise twenty-first century politics and develop valuable, transferable skills that will prepare you for a wide range of career and postgraduate study options. The degree programme will equip you with the tools you need to be competitive in a world where strategic thinking is prized and analysis of political risks highly valued. The programme is geared to helping you graduate with the understanding, skills and experience that will prepare you for postgraduate study or careers in a range of governmental, corporate, non-governmental and international organisations engaged in addressing these challenges. This course has been developed for students who want to analyse, in a systematic and comparative way, the key political problems and issues that face states and societies across the world. You will develop vital analytical skills that are theoretically rigorous and empirically informed. You will learn how to apply these skills to explain today’s key issues, such as uneven economic growth and rising inequality, political violence, civil war and a shifting balance of global economic and political power. In today’s increasingly interconnected world, understanding the central issues and trends that characterise twenty-first century politics requires students to look beyond the borders of any single nation and adopt a global perspective. The Politics BSc (Hons) at City will provide you with the analytical skills, and theoretical and methodological tools that will help you address the key questions that are central to understanding politics today. The BSc (Hons) Politics will enable you to investigate how national politics influences global political phenomena. Students will develop strong analytical skills, learning how to compare political phenomena taking place in different countries to improve your knowledge of contemporary politics. As a student with us you will broaden your regional and country-level expertise with a range of modules on the politics of emerging powers. This course will challenge you to apply the key theories and approaches of the politics discipline to explore the diversity of political processes and political systems across different countries and regions of the world. Plus, to prepare you for a wide range of future career and postgraduate study possibilities, you will benefit from our location within a department with a strong international focus, and our exciting opportunities for work placement and studying abroad.