The Bachelor of Arts Honours in Politics with a year in industry in Political Science is offered by University of York.
Program Length: 4 YEARS.
Bachelor of Arts Honours in Politics with a year in industry offered by the University of York
Immerse yourself in the issues, events and ideas that are shaping our world – and our future.Politics is all around us, and it’s moving fast. With our internationally renowned experts you’ll get to the very heart of political thinking.Explore the principles of power – how it’s won and how it’s used to drive the decisions that influence our daily lives. You’ll discover how issues such as poverty, debt, terrorism, conflict and environmental change affect us all, and investigate emerging powers like China and India.You will complete a professional placement in the third year of your course, allowing you to gain valuable personal and employability skills.
Course contentThey offer a large choice of modules, helping you tailor the course to your own interests and passions.Learn how to think politically about some of today's most pressing issues, such as:The shifting balance of international powerThe challenges of human rights and global developmentEnvironmental sustainabilityStruggles for democracyThe threat of terrorismThe changing balance between government and civil society.
Study abroadThere are opportunities for you to spend time abroad during your course:Explore global opportunitiesYear 1Core modulesThese modules will give you an understanding of the key concepts, theories and approaches in each major area of politics.What is Politics? (30 credits)Introduction to Democratic Politics (30 credits)Introduction to International Politics (30 credits)Introduction to Political Theory (30 credits)
Academic integrity moduleIn addition to the above you will also need to complete the online Academic Integrity module.Year 2In your second year, you'll cover a diverse range of modules and hone the academic skills necessary to analyse political texts, political systems and processes.Core modulePolitical Enquiry in Politics (30 credits)
Option modulesChoose one from Group A, one from Group A or B and one from Group A, B or CGroup AContemporary Political Philosophy (30 credits)History of Political Thought (30 credits)State, Economy and Society (30 credits)Empire, War and Law (30 credits)The Politics of Gender (30 credits)
Group BDemocracy, Autocracy and the State (30 credits)Politics in the United Kingdom (30 credits)The European Union: Politics and Policies (30 credits)Politics of Development (30 credits)
Group CWar and Peace (30 credits)The United States and Global Politics After the Cold War (30 credits)Critical Global Security Studies (30 credits)Global Political Economy (30 credits)The Rising Powers (30 credits)Year 3 (in industry)You will undertake a one-year professional placement during the third year. This will help you to get ahead in the graduate job market by developing your employability and professional skills.Recent placements include:Research Assistant with DemosSocial Research Placement with the House of Commons Placement schemePolitical and Social Research Intern with YougovEU Events Intern with the British Chamber of Commerce in BrusselsCommunications Assistant with SainsburysCommunications & Government Affairs Placement with GSKYou will be responsible for finding your own placement, though we will help you identify and apply for a suitable position. If you're not successful in obtaining a placement you will transfer to the standard course.Year 4In your final year you'll build on the knowledge you've gained over your degree. The year culminates in a dissertation: an extended essay based on your own research.Core modulePolitics Dissertation (40 credits)The dissertation is a chance for you to study a topic of your choice in depth. With the support of a supervisor, you'll identify a question and conduct independent research to find an answer. You will have the opportunity to learn and use quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques which are essential for modern social science research.Option modulesYou'll choose four modules from a wide range of options that vary year to year. Recent modules include:Governing the Global Economy (20 credits)Green Politics (20 credits)Karl Marx (20 credits)Border Politics: Contemporary Perspectives on Sovereignty, Mobility & Citizenship (20 credits)The Labour Party and Britain’s Struggle for Socialism (20 credits)Ethnicity and Conflict (20 credits)‘We the people’: Ideas of Democratic Representation from Rousseau to Occupy (20 credits)Terrorism and Counterterrorism (20 credits)Global Politics of Nuclear Weapons (20 credits)Africa and International Politics (20 credits)Knowledge and Democracy (20 credits)Contemporary Politics of South Asia (20 credits)Gender War and Militarism (20 credits)Development Paradigms (20 credits)Insurgency and Civil Wars: Causes and Dynamics (20 credits)Statebuilding and Political Transition in South East Asia (20 credits)British Foreign Policy after the Cold War (20 credits)Political Transition in the Middle East: A Century of Conflict (20 credits)Governmentality: Michel Foucault and the Analytics of Power (20 credits)Political Economy of New Europe (20 credits)The Idea of Liberty (20 credits)The European Far Right (20 credits)Health and World Politics (20 credits)Politics and the Street (20 credits)Regionalism in World Politics (20 credits)Global Food (20 credits)Global Sustainability and Energy Policy (20 credits)The Politics of (Post) Colonialism (20 credits)International Relations of the Asia-Pacific (20 credits)Politics of Peace after Civil War (20 credits)Politics of the Novel (20 credits)Political Psychology and Public Opinion (20 credits)International Crisis Diplomacy (20 credits)