Politics isn’t just something that happens at Westminster: it’s part of the fabric of everyday life. It covers the hyperlocal to the global; from decisions about what we eat or wear to decisions about war and peace. This flexible degree programme will give you a broad foundation in the subject, whilst allowing you to focus on the kinds of politics that fascinate you most. A key benefit of studying politics is the wide array of professions open to you after you graduate. The degree is especially ideal for those with ambitions to work in politics, the civil service, local government, journalism, teaching, law or business. Throughout your degree you’ll learn how to argue clearly and persuasively, to analyse complex texts and make careful, well-informed decisions. Your critical thinking abilities will be put to use as you learn to identify issues and propose workable solutions, as well as listen, communicate, understand and persuade. These are skills that are highly prized by employers. You’ll also get a broad range of support, from employability skills development to opportunities to go on study trips, do voluntary work, study abroad or do work placements. These will help you to differentiate yourself and give you skills for life. The highly modular structure of our degree allows you to structure your course as you see fit. You’ll get a core grounding in the subject then have the freedom to choose from a range of more specialist modules. This might take you into theoretical debates about the nature of the international system, or into the fine detail of EU policies and how they might apply to the UK. All our teaching is research-led, meaning our courses are at the cutting edge of the discipline. You’ll learn from active researchers and practitioners in local and national government. In your final year you have the opportunity to write a dissertation on a subject of your choice, supported by an academic with relevant expertise. You can also take advantage of a limited number of parliamentary internships and European placements.