BA (Hons) Politics

Plan for your future with a Politics degree, and discover why we are ranked top 5 in the UK, 2nd in Scotland for course satisfaction in Politics. (The National Student Survey 2020)

Key facts

  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Start date September or January
  • Duration 48 months or 36 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code L200
  • Study abroad opportunities

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Politics permeates every aspect of our lives – shaping our opinions, informing our decisions and helping us to understand what motivates people.

When you study Politics at the University of Stirling, you’ll increase your awareness of the different political systems, ideologies and policies that impact people’s lives regionally, nationally and globally. We’re ranked among the best universities for Politics in Scotland, and are highly regarded for our strong, research-led approach to teaching.

A Politics degree helps you develop the intellectual, communication and analytical skills employers are looking for. You’ll open the door to a wide range of career opportunities – from politics itself, to connected arenas such as commerce, civil service, journalism, law and teaching. There are also plenty of opportunities to broaden your horizons by studying abroad during your course, including through our Politics-specific partnership with the Universities og Gothenburg in Sweden.

Enhance your understanding of how the world works, and gain the skills you need to play your part in shaping it with a Politics degree from the University of Stirling.

Top reasons to study with us

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What our students said

Amy McDermott
Amy McDermott
United Kingdom
BA (Hons) Politics and Social Policy
The Careers and Employability Service is a wonderful resource that all students should make use of during their time at Stirling (and even after you graduate)! The guidance they offer gives you the skills you need to be a cut above the rest of the graduate market
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