This subject is offered by the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology.
Politics focuses on the contemporary world and the processes, institutions and ideas which shape it. As students of Politics you will be able to study a wide range of different political systems from those found in Britain, the United States and the European Union to those found in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
You will be able to study the ideas which underpin these political systems and which have inspired political action from the contributions of figures such as Machiavelli and Marx through to contemporary political theorists such as John Rawls and Robert Nozick.
In addition, you will be able to look beyond the nation-state. Politics offers a range of modules which study both cooperation and conflict between states and other actors in the international realm.
There are no pre-requisites for studying Politics at Newcastle University. In particular there is no requirement to have previously studied Politics at AS or A Level.
|POL1016||Focusing on Politics: Film, Popular Culture & the Political||20 credits|
|POL1017||European Political Systems||20 credits|
|POL1022||Introduction to Political Thought||20 credits|
|POL1032||Introduction to International Politics||20 credits|
|POL2012||Politics of the Middle East||20 credits|
|POL2022||Government and Politics of the USA||20 credits|
|POL2034||The Politics and Policy of the European Union||20 credits|
|POL2045||British Politics: State & Society||20 credits|
|POL2076||Political Thought: Liberalism, Socialism & Anarchism||20 credits|
|POL2078||Critical International Politics||20 credits|
|POL2079||Political Thought: Hobbes to Marx||20 credits|
|POL2081||Quantitative Political Analysis||20 credits|
|POL2082||Political Violence in the Modern State||20 credits|
|POL2084||Contemporary Chinese Politics||20 credits|
|POL2085||John Rawls||20 credits|
|POL3034||Africa and the Politics of Development||20 credits|
|POL3046||Dissertation in Politics||40 credits|
|POL3047||Project in Politics Semester 1||20 credits|
|POL3048||Project in Politics Semester 2||20 credits|
|POL3059||Democracy and Constitutionalism||20 credits|
|POL3063||European Union: Decision Making Simulation||20 credits|
|POL3064||Third World in Global Development||20 credits|
|POL3078||Britain and the European Union||20 credits|
|POL3079||Government and Politics of Italy||20 credits|
|POL3081||International Political Thought||20 credits|
|POL3082||Feminist Political Thought||20 credits|
|POL3083||Genocide and Mass Killings in the 20th Century||20 credits|
|POL3087||Democratization in Central Europe (1999-2004)||20 credits|
|POL3089||Global Security||20 credits|
|POL3090||The Rise and Fall of New Labour||20 credits|