Politics is a subject that confronts issues central in everyone’s lives. Politics at Chester is both theoretical and applied. It is about decision-making, conflict resolution and power. It explores the role of the state, government and institutions both domestically and internationally. Politics at Chester asks how we structure society and how society structures us. Moreover, it presents opportunities to engage with and critique ideas, as well as to apply theories to actual situations using case studies and scenarios. The Sociology modules we offer place an emphasis on how a ‘sociological imagination’ can be used to address social issues. In studying Sociology, you will have the opportunity to foster strong communication skills and develop your ability to take part in reasoned debate and analysis about contemporary social concerns.