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Choose Politics as part of your Combined Honours degree. Gain an understanding of the processes, institutions and ideas which shape the contemporary world

About the programme

UCAS Code: BA Combined Honours (Y001)

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.


Find out about our typical modules. Modules are subject to change and could differ on an annual basis.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about choosing this subject as part of your Combined Honours degree, contact us and we'll be more than happy to help. 

Subject adviser

Dr David Walker - School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Our address

Combined Honours Centre
9th Level, Henry Daysh Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: +44 (0)191 208 7479