Interested in how countries are governed and decisions made? A degree in Politics may refine your power of judgment and critical thinking.
Politics will appeal to you if you have an interest in power, government, policy-making, social movements, debating ideas; understanding wars and conflict resolution, and the impact of globalization and world events. The course includes a range of courses on British, American, European, African and Middle Eastern politics.
Politics is a broad discipline, concerned with governance, power, authority, citizenship and conflict resolution. Throughout your degree, we will cover political concepts around these issues and more, comparing your own government, its policies and decisions, with those of others around the world.
Our course covers the history of modern political thought, comparative government and mass politics in modern Britain. You can also choose to study specialist areas like gender politics, international relations, comparative or country-specific politics in the Middle East, Africa, USA or Russia.
Why choose this course?
The Politics course at Coventry University is a vibrant, modern course that will address many current political questions and help you understand the complex world in which you live.
Politics students will have the opportunity to address and debate a wide range of intellectually challenging and topical questions such as: What is good and bad government? How do different political systems work? What is power and how is it used? Does ideology matter? What is democracy and human rights? Is the US a declining world power? Why is peace failing in the Middle East?
International experience opportunities
You will have the opportunity to take part in an overseas study trip, or a full year abroad when following the sandwich option.
The course has links with a variety of institutions such as the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) in Berlin, Science Po in Bordeaux, the University of Heidelberg in Germany and the University of Lundt in Sweden where you can enrich your student experience.
If you do not speak a foreign language we can arrange a study year at an institution where courses are taught in English. In the past, students on the course have spent time at the anti-mafia organisations Addio Pizzo and Libera in Sicily.
The course can enable you to choose from a variety of different career pathways that meet your particular interests.
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities have their own Creative Futures unit provides a programme of workshops, embedded learning, lectures, professional experience and one-to-one guidance to help you develop the transferable skills and enterprising habits required for a successful career.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.