Politics is one of the most dynamic and diverse academic subjects available and you will study everything from pressing issues of international crisis to the latest domestic political developments.
This flexible degree is an ideal choice if you have a general interest in politics. We cover all the main branches of the subject:
You can structure the course largely according to your own interests, choosing topics that span continents and ideologies.
You can also choose up to a sixth of your modules at each Stage from other subjects, such as a modern foreign language, history or law.
Politics at Newcastle achieved a very impressive 98% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2014, ranking us 3rd in the UK.
We also rank in the top 20 universities in the UK in The Complete University Guide 2015.
In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 we rank in the top 200 universities in the world.
UK and EU students have the chance to broaden their academic experience by taking part in an Erasmus exchange during Stage 2 or Stage 3. This gives you the chance to spend a period between three and nine months studying abroad. We currently have links with universities in:
It is also possible to undertake a European work placement.
As a politics student at Newcastle, you’ll join a close-knit community of students and academics, based together in the Politics Building.
Find out more about studying politics at Newcastle on the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology's website.
The aspect I most like about the politics school is that it is friendly, and the staff are always willing to help you if you need it.
The lecturers at Newcastle are experts in their field and very enthusiastic about their subjects, making the learning environment much more enjoyable and not at all intimidating.