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For more than 35 years, our BA Politics degree has produced graduates who have put their political skills and knowledge into practice. They've pursued careers of public and political prominence at Westminster, in Whitehall, at the BBC and with many other organisations all over the world. What distinguishes politics at Hull is the opportunity to apply your studies to the real world. We have an established programme of internships with public and private organisations, including a challenging three-month placement at Westminster. You can also choose to study at one of our partner universities in Europe, Hong Kong or North America.

This programme focuses on the most important topics and debates in past and contemporary politics. Key advances in human security and welfare, political theory, political economy, development and environmental sustainability, and British Politics are just some of the issues you'll analyse in detail. You’ll be encouraged to question conventional wisdom and your own preconceived ideas. And you'll graduate with the ability to think as a political analyst, theorist, historian, or an actual politician or political activist. Our BA Politics with a Foundation Year degree is ideal if you've had time away from education or need to enhance your language and writing skills.

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Many of our graduates are now working within the political arena in Westminster or Whitehall as party members, consultants, researchers and Civil Servants. Our graduates are so numerous there, they are known as the 'Hull Mafia'.

Some of the posts held by our graduates include: Senior Assistant, Prime Minister’s Political Office; Director of Communications, Financial Times; Member of Parliament; Senior Communications Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross (Geneva); Film Director, ITV Tonight Programme; and Head of Political Communications, the Labour Party.

This course also leads to careers within the non-governmental sector, the media, public relations, academia, charities and international organisations. You can also choose the pathway to further study and training; our graduates have gone onto Masters courses in Political Research, International Relations and Global Politics.

As a graduate, you will continue to have access to the University Careers Service, which will provide a wealth of advice, information and guidance to help ready you for the world of work.