politics

Undergraduate

British Politics and Legislative Studies BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £12,800


More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

*Please note, fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

About the course

A specialised and unique course with a 12-month placement in Westminster, this is an intellectually demanding programme through which you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of British parliamentary procedures and behaviours. The first two years of the programme are based in Hull, where you’ll study British political history, UK Parliamentary institutions, comparative institutions, political theory, electoral systems and comparative politics. In Year 3, you’ll get unparalleled access to the Houses of Parliament and the internal mechanisms of British democracy, while working alongside an MP or peer. The large pool of MPs engaged with our programme means that we're likely to be able to match you with a politician whose role reflects your area of political interest. You'll also have access to our exclusive seminar series which regularly features presentations by senior Parliamentary officials including Black Rod, the Speaker, the Serjeant-at-Arms, and the Clerk of the House of Commons.

Studying this course at Hull opens doors of opportunity to those considering a career in Parliament. Our graduates are well known throughout the major UK political parties. In fact, we have so many graduates now working in Westminster that they've affectionately become known as 'the Hull Mafia'. And it's because of the quality and prestige of this course that Hull has produced more special advisors (SpAds) than any other university.

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

This course leads to a variety of careers, such as political consultancy, the media, the Civil Service, public relations, political parties, parliament, charities, as well as international organisations. Recent examples include Head of Operations at Conservative Campaign Headquarters; Managing Director of Edleman Public Affairs; Head of Development (Factual Programmes) at the BBC; Director of UK Government Affairs at Hewlett Packard Ltd; Public Affairs Manager at Network Rail; and Head of Public Affairs at the Royal British Legion.

We like to keep in touch with our graduates and do so by facilitating the Graduates Association. Members are notified of interesting news and events occurring in the world of Politics as well as receiving an annual copy of the Graduate Directory, which is an excellent tool for networking, particularly in the early stages of your career.