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. French as your Minor Our French Minor will hone your fluency through stateoftheart language learning, giving you a solid basis to explore the related themes and topics that interest you most (including translation, French society, media, arts and politics.) This is a great choice if you want to gain a greater understanding of France and other French-speaking countries, and thanks to the growth of French as an international language you'll also gain desirable insight into global political, economic, NGO and diplomatic affairs.