Why study Politics at Hull?

There are so many reasons to choose to study Politics at Hull that it's difficult to know where to begin. Here are just a few of them.

We want our graduates to go on to get great jobs once they’ve left us. We're focussed on providing the skills, facilities and experiences you need to give you the very best start to your career, so you can become an authority in the world of politics.


The Westminster placement scheme has been running for 25 years and is the largest in the UK, providing unparalleled access to the Houses of Parliament. At Hull our placement students are fully supported in Westminster by Lord Norton, our Professor of Government, and by dedicated staff in Hull .


BA British Politics and Legislative Studies students take part in the year-long Westminster-Hull Internship programme. In an increasingly crowded graduate marketplace, having a good degree is not enough. Today's employers not only expect their graduate entrants to exhibit a wide range of interpersonal and transferable skills but to also have workplace experience. The School of Law and Politics, offer a route through which students can obtain this vital experience with this valuable internship programme .


Politics single and joint honours students in the School may apply to study abroad during the first semester of their third year. The time spent on exchange will replace a semester spent in Hull, as credits will be transferred and marks will be converted.

And on top of all of this, Politics is in the top 20 in the UK for overall satisfaction*, plus you’ll get all of the other benefits that come from being a student at the University of Hull, including 24-hour access to one of the country’s best libraries, fantastic accommodation, and studying at the only Official University Partner of Team GB.*


* National Student Survey (NSS) 2020, HEIs only.