Politics as your Major Politics is all about people and power. As a Politics Major you will focus on understanding and using a range of concepts, methods, theories and approaches for political, social and economic analysis, as well as building a sound foundation of knowledge in international affairs. Thanks to Surrey's unique approach to your personal, professional and intellectual development, you can be sure that your learning will always address real situations and topical problems, with plenty of opportunities for you to get out of the classroom and gain some impressive experience (including the option of a Professional Training placement). Putting knowledge, techniques and personal development together in this way will give you the insight to think critically about politics and become an expert on the people, events, ideas and institutions that shape politics at local, national and international levels. You will also develop a feel for the contested nature and problematic character of political enquiry, including issues related to diversity and equality. Creative Writing as your Minor Choose Creative Writing as your Minor subject and you'll develop an understanding of the theory and practice of poetry, drama and the novel. With enhanced knowledge of the distinctive character of texts written in the principal literary genres (and other forms of writing and communication), you'll become adept at translating ideas into critical and creative texts an ability that will prove highly desirable in any career you wish to pursue.