The BA in Politics is designed to give you an excellent grounding in the discipline, covering political theory, ideas and ideologies, government and institutions, area studies and comparative politics. You will be introduced to theories of politics and will analyse topical debates on, among others, the state, representative democracy, British politics, global governance, war and security, the politics of the developing world, US foreign policy, the politics of the Middle East, European integration, electoral behaviour, public policy and globalisation. At the end of your programme you will have acquired the skills needed to analyse and make sense of these real-life issues that have changed and continue to change our world. As with all the degree programmes in the School, the BA in Politics is taught within a modular framework. This means that you are able to select modules according to your areas of interest, alongside the core modules associated with your programme. In your final year, through the Parliamentary Studies module, you have the chance to work for a parliamentarian, either at Westminster or in constituency offices, or both.