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. German as your Minor Our German Minor will hone your fluency through state-of-the-art language learning, giving you a solid basis to explore the related themes and topics that interest you most (including translation, German society, media, arts and politics). This is a great choice if you want to gain a deeper insight into Germany and other German-speaking countries, and thanks to Germany's influential role in the EU you'll also gain desirable into global political, economic, NGO and diplomatic affairs.