The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Benefits of Politics at Newcastle

Benefits of Politics at Newcastle

Politics at Newcastle will take you behind and beyond the headlines

Benefits of Politics at Newcastle

Our academic staff will bring political issues alive for you. Their expertise covers all aspects of politics as a discipline. As a result you’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of study options, taught by acknowledged experts in these fields.

Programmes at Newcastle are intellectually challenging, stimulating and satisfying. You’ll have the resources, support and encouragement you need to realise your potential.

What’s more - on all our degree programmes you’ll have the opportunity to study abroad. This means you can immerse yourself in the politics of another nation.

At Newcastle, you will be given the freedom to shape your politics degree to follow your own interests.


Regardless of whether you’ve studied politics previously or not, you’ll find the programmes at Newcastle extremely interesting. The internationally regarded research undertaken by our academic staff is the foundation for their teaching.

During your politics degree at Newcastle you’ll be working at the cutting edge of the discipline, acquiring new knowledge and fresh skills. By the time you graduate you’ll be an independent thinker and researcher.


As a student of politics at Newcastle you’ll be supported and encouraged to meet these challenges and to realise your potential. More than three quarters of our students graduate with a First or Upper Second Class degree.

You’ll find our academic staff to be accessible, approachable and helpful and will be assigned a personal tutor who will meet you and offer guidance throughout each academic year.

You will have access to an award-winning library with an excellent range of politics resources.

You’ll join a community of students that are diverse in background and opinions and will be assigned a student peer-mentor who will provide an additional source of advice.

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a range of social and other activities outside the formal academic programme, many of which are organised by the student-run Politics Society.


At Newcastle you’ll enjoy studying politics for its own sake. You’ll be part of a vibrant and diverse community of scholars and students studying one of the most exciting, diverse and dynamic academic disciplines.

But your politics degree will also open up access to a wide range of careers and help you secure the bright future that you want. As a Newcastle politics graduate you will have a degree that you can be proud of and which is also highly-valued by leading employers.

Politics at Newcastle produces motivated, articulate and confident graduates who can analyse a wide variety of materials clearly, think critically and present persuasively – exactly the skills which employers demand.

It's no wonder, therefore, that politics graduates from Newcastle go on to work in a diverse range of careers including:

  • business
  • law
  • the media
  • political research
  • non-governmental bodies
  • inter-governmental organisations