Politics: Politics at Liverpool Hope explores Britain’s role in shaping global politics since the Empire, its place in Europe and its relationship with America and the emerging super-powers. You will also consider how public policies are formulated and explore the interaction of society in our own political framework. Popular Music: The Popular Music combined honours programme is designed to equip students with the appropriate academic knowledge and skills to enter the contemporary popular music industries. The programme is designed along three strands: 'Studying Popular Music', 'Playing Popular Music' and 'The Business of Popular Music'. Each of these strands is designed to interact, but also represent discrete opportunities for students to specialise in very specific areas.