Politics degrees

Study how power shapes politics, governments and life in the UK and around the world. Our Politics degree look at the institutions, processes and beliefs that societies have developed: how they shape priorities, conflict resolution and wealth distribution, while tackling some of today’s biggest challenges.

Go beyond the textbook with our politics degree and learn from leading experts who visit the University as part of the Vice-Chancellor Speaker Series and Fireside Talks, in addition to our wide range of local and international academics.

We offer international field trips as part of your course, such as travelling to the UN or Cuba, and are home to the new Centre for United Nations Studies, which was opened by the President of the UN General Assembly.

Why choose Buckingham

Study Politics at Buckingham, the home of the two-year degree, ranked in the top 10 for Graduate Prospects (The Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022). Students are at the heart of everything we do: our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies. You will love our personalised teaching model, dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.

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Student feedback

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“Buckingham’s small class sizes and the tutorial-based system are invaluable educational advantages, which truly personalise education. It’s the way it ought to be. The only thing that I would want more from Buckingham would be to go back and do it again!”

Your future career

Degrees in politics equip graduates with a range of skills: analysis; report writing; group working; and a deep understanding of social relations, both domestic and international.
A BA in Politics is especially useful as a foundation for careers in policy analysis, civil service, diplomacy, country risk analysis, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the charity sector, public affairs, journalism and teaching.

We support your employability through a Professional Development Portfolio, in which you write reflectively about the professional skills you acquire and use during your time at university. These skills will help you in your studies as well as being crucial for your future career.

Industry links

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), a leading economic think tank, provides dedicated internship places and guest lecturers. We have pioneered collaborations with universities such as the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, and are also the home to The Institute for International Monetary Research and the Centre for United Nations Studies.

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