Combined Honours



Choosing politics as part of your Combined Honours degree, gives you an opportunity to focus on the contemporary world - and the processes, institutions and ideas which shape it.

UCAS Code: BA Combined Honours (Y001)

Subject summary

During your study of politics, you'll learn about a wide range of different political systems. These include those found in:

  • Britain
  • the United States
  • the European Union
  • the Middle East
  • Africa
  • Asia

You'll be able to examine the ideas which underpin these political systems and which have inspired political action.  

You'll look at the contributions of figures such as Machiavelli and Marx through to contemporary political theorists such as John Rawls and Robert Nozick.

You also have opportunity to look beyond the nation-state. You can choose from modules which study both co-operation and conflict between states and other actors in the international realm.

Offered by the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology.

You also have the chance to join like-minded students, with organised discussion of politically themed topics in the Politics Society.


There are no pre-requisites to be able to study Politics as part of your Combined Honours degree.


For more information on the modules available, visit the Politics Module List. Modules are subject to change and could differ on an annual basis.

Contact us

If you have any questions about choosing politics as part of your Combined Honours degree, just email us.

You can also contact our subject adviser for politics.