Politics study in the UK

Politics in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Politics.

UK Politics Courses

Introduction to Politics

A Politics degree at a UK university 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.

Students will engage with ethical questions such as the role and limits of state power, the nature of a ‘good society’, and the obligations that one nation has to another. You will also consider empirical questions such as how we explain differences in political institutions and culture, and the nature of the international system as a whole. Modules will include international relations, global histories and modern political thought.

Careers in Politics

Politics graduates work in local, national and international government as well as a wide range of other professions in sectors such as media, teaching, finance and not for profit.

What do Politics Graduates earn?

  • Average starting professional salary: £22,000
  • Average starting non-professional salary: £16,500

Source: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Politics UK Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 34 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Politics in the UK?

To learn more about the best Politics courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Politics universities in the Guardian University Guide 2020 below:

  1. University of St Andrews
  2. University of Cambridge
  3. University of Oxford
  4. Keele University
  5. University of Warwick
  6. Loughborough University
  7. University of Bristol
  8. London School of Economics
  9. University of Dundee
  10. King's College London

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