Students develop a critical awareness of the nature of power and gain knowledge and understanding of the political system in the UK as well as detailed knowledge of political institutions and figureheads. Prime Ministers such as Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa May will be studied in depth. Presidents such as Donald Trump, Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton will be studied in depth. Students will also be encouraged to challenge their own political views with studies on; Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism and Nationalism. Lessons tend to be interactive and you will learn through a variety of activities including role-play, pair and group work and individual research.
What opportunities will this lead to?
Students progress to a broad range of degrees that draw on the skills of argument and communication, all of which are honed on the course. Previous students include the Lancaster MP and Shadow Labour Cabinet Secretary, Cat Smith and the Brexit expert Adam Payne, journalist for Business Insider magazine.