Political change and political argument are at the centre of our rapidly changing world. Our politics degree focuses on the key issues and ideas which drive these often controversial developments. The course equips you to think critically and analytically about contemporary political issues and institutions. It allows you to understand the mechanics of a variety of political institutions, as well as topical issues, ideas and controversies. It aims to both deepen your knowledge and understanding of politics and, in the process, to equip you to become sharper citizens to meet some of the major political challenges of the twenty-first century. The course progresses from a foundation in the key concepts of political practice and theory to an in-depth understanding of more specialised subjects such as immigration, the EU, political violence, austerity, justice and British politics. The course is structured around a number of subject areas arranged into modules, each of which is worth a number of credits. It is intended by your final year that you will have successfully completed 360 credits to graduate. During this course assessment may include; essays, exams, quizzes, video presentations, group work, policy briefs, textual commentaries, source analysis, research papers and oral presentations.