You acquire a thorough training in all areas of major political science. Our rigorous and challenging teaching inspires you to push the boundaries of knowledge. Whatever the political questions that interest you, you go beyond simply arguing about them, instead seeking the evidence needed to answer them. In your first year you undertake a comprehensive overview of democratic politics and choose from an impressive range of optional modules. You develop your research skills and critically examine the political visions offered by political writers over the centuries. In your final year you choose modules that interest you most. Through our Q-Step Affiliate Status, we offer you the opportunity to develop your quantitative skills by taking a specialised degree pathway or receiving a student bursary to go on a quantitative work placement. Q-Step is funded by the Nuffield Foundation.