University of Manchester

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Politics and Quantitative Methods

Do you want to study human organisation, government and power and to examine and evaluate political systems and institutions? Do you want to work on `real world' research issues and gain practical skills and experience using a wide range of exciting datasets? Would you like the opportunity to combine your studies with paid and relevant work experience? Would you like the chance to study abroad for a semester? Take the right course units and you can apply for a paid summer internship through Manchester's Q-Step programme . Politics and Quantitative Methods is a pathway within the BA (Social Sciences) degree or BASS for short. BASS at Manchester is designed to give you maximum flexibility and choice. If you feel that you are interested in the social sciences but fancy the chance to try out a range of different topics, this could be the degree for you. When you apply, you select one of the ten joint pathways of the BA (Social Sciences), each of which has its own unique course code. Although you'll start off on your chosen two-subject pathway, by Year 2 you can take a minimum of three subjects and a maximum of five and you can then specialise in any one or two subjects in your final year. In every subject you are given a wide range of course units to choose from, and a high degree of flexibility in the way in which you combine them as your academic interests develop. The six main subject areas are: Politics : The study of human organization, government and power. Politics examines and evaluates political systems and institutions. Quantitative Methods : The study of data and analysis to understand the social world. Criminology : The study of the causes and consequences of crime. Philosophy : The study of fundamental questions such as the nature of knowledge, truth and values. Philosophy also encourages greater consideration of our reasoning, judgement and ethics. Social Anthropology : The study of societies and cultures across the globe in comparative perspective. Sociology : The study of society and examines such issues as social inequalities and forms of everyday life. Special features BA (Hons) Social Sciences contains a broad-based foundation first year which is particularly valuable if you are new to social science subjects. There is a vast range of optional course units available to you in the second and third years. Despite the variety of these courses, all are taught by the experts in their fields - a benefit of a faculty degree. Take the right course units and you can apply for a paid summer internship through Manchester's Q-Step programme. Our students BA Social Science students in figures (2014): Students on the course came from 12 different countries Their ages ranged from 17 - 46 38% of students are Male and 62% Female

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Social Science (with Honours) - BSocSci H
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Manchester