Studying politics in the UK will provide students with an understanding of the key dynamics of different political systems around the world, how governments deal with crisis, debt, human right and the nature of society.
Also closely related to the area of international relations, students will be asked questions about understanding the world and how should we react to key events within it. If you want to study politics, you may also have a keen history in history, philosophy and modern languages.
Top five universities to study politics in the UK
University of St Andrews
St Andrews is one of the few universities in the UK that offers a single Honours degree specifically in International Relations. The School specialises in:
- international security
- peace and conflict studies
- terrorism studies
- international institutions
- international theory
- regional studies
University of Oxford
The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at Oxford focuses on three areas
- government and politics
- international relations and organisation
- political theory and philosophy
The DPIR offers two Politics joint-school degrees: you may choose to study Politics alongside History or apply to PPE to study Politics in conjunction with Philosophy and Economics.
University of Warwick
Warwick graduates have gone on to enjoy careers in policy making, government, development, law, journalism and banking and in the 2016 National Student Survey, the politics department received 97% overall student satisfaction, one of the highest in the UK!
University of Cambridge
The Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at Cambridge have particular strengths in international politics, international history and international law. The department also maintain close links with other faculties including sociology, psychology and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.
University of Bristol
The School of Sociology and Politics at Bristol moved up a stunning 39 places in the latest Guardian rankings to finish fifth nationally. The huge rise was due in large part to great scores in the teaching excellence, assessment and feedback and course organisation categories.
*Guardian University Rankings 2018
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