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What makes the study of Politics at Worcester special?

Studying a degree “with Politics” at Worcester offers you the chance to enhance your subject knowledge whilst contextualising it within contemporary Westminster, European and global politics. With politics at the core of all these courses, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills in confronting key and contemporary political challenges. Additionally, you will gain essential experience through working with local parties and MPs, which will enhance your graduate employability attributes. These courses provide innovative modules that are taught by specialists in a supportive and encouraging environment:



Key features

  • A personalised learning journey, choice of modules, skills development and personal and academic tutoring based as much on your career as your studies
  • Regular trips including an annual trip to Parliament in Westminster, as well as regular socials, local lectures and events, and extracurricular activities.
  • A multi-disciplinary and flexible degree tailored around your specific interests and designed to provide you with adaptable employability skills
  • Mandatory modules at each level of your study to help you develop subject knowledge in Westminster, European and global politics
  • Innovative and cutting-edge modules delivered by practitioners working in their specialist fields through research-inspired and practitioner-based teaching
  • Specialist careers advice, volunteering and work-based learning opportunities in local museums, archives, and with political parties in local constituencies and Parliament
Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

History with Politics             104 UCAS Points

Law with Politics                  120 UCAS Points

Psychology with Politics      112 UCAS Point

Sociology with Politics         104 UCAS Points

Criminology with Politics     112 UCAS Points

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from the UCAS Website.

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Course content

Course content

Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and feedback from students, external examiners and employers. Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice. The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative.

At each level of your course, our mandatory modules will enhance your subject knowledge of Westminster, European and global politics. In the process, you will learn about the historical and philosophical underpinnings of contemporary politics. Moreover, we will ask you to think about contemporary political challenges in the context of your primary mode of study, whether Law, Psychology, History or Sociology.  

Politics Modules in Year 1:

  • Westminster Politics

Politics Modules in Year 2:

  • European Politics

Politics Modules in Year 3:

  • Global Politics

Linda Lukangu - Former Politics student

The politics classes are quite small, so it’s easy to get your voice heard and you really get to know your lecturer and your classmates. The classes are usually divided into a lecture about a specific subject and the second half is more about discussions and group work where you can develop your critical thinking.

I would definitely recommend the university. It's the right size with loads of greenery and a good sized town centre only walking distance away. The university also offers loads of assistance for those who need it so you never feel alone and the course selection is so big, everyone is guaranteed to find something they are interested in

Hannah Carstairs - Former Politics student

Politics is such a vast subject covering topics of history, sociology, ethics and a little philosophy. It helps you to gain a clear understanding of the world around you and I have really enjoyed how the course focuses on contemporary political issues rather than just ideologies. The lecturers use a variety of interactive media to engage students and help you find interesting research. Studying politics has assisted me to fine tune the skills I will need to seek a career in teaching and writing. I will take what I have learnt on this course into my Masters.

I would highly recommend the university to others. The lecturers on my course have been incredibly supportive and understanding allowing me to take the course at my own pace.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and assessment

The University places emphasis on enabling students to develop the independent learning capabilities that will equip you for lifelong learning and future employment, as well as academic achievement. A mixture of independent study, teaching and academic support through the personal academic tutoring system enables you to reflect on progress and build up a profile of skills, achievements and experiences that will enable you to flourish and be successful.

Meet The Team

Nicola Monaghan

Nicola Monaghan

Nicola Monaghan is a Principal Lecturer at the University of Worcester. She has taught at the University of Worcester since the School of Law opened in 2016. She has been teaching law at Higher Education institutions since 2001 and specialises in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and the Law of Evidence.

Nicola’s research interests include jury misconduct and the criminal trial and she has published a wide range of journal articles in the Journal of Criminal Law, International Journal of Evidence and Proof, and Information and Communications Technology Law. Her work has been cited widely by academics and by the Law Commission.

Dr Luke Devine

Luke is currently Course Leader for Sociology

Dr Paddy McNally

Paddy McNally's teaching and research interests are focused on Irish history from 1690 until 1848, German history from 1870 to 1945, and the history of political thought. He is author of the book, Parties, Patriots and Undertakers. Parliamentary politics in early Hanoverian Ireland and numerous articles on eighteenth-century Irish history. He is currently writing From the Boyne to the Famine. A thematic history of Ireland, 1690-1848, to be published by Routledge. He teaches specialist modules on Irish history 1690-1848, German history 1870-1945, and Nationalism. He has successfully supervised PhD and MPhil students to completion and welcomes expressions of interest from prospective postgraduate researchers in most aspects of British and Irish history from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth centuries.

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

Amy has been a lecturer at the University of Worcester for four years. Amy enjoys bringing real-world challenges and issues into her classroom and draws upon her experience of working with various client groups (homelessness, addictions, offending and domestic abuse) to demonstrate application. Specifically, Amy enjoys listening to her student’s ambitions and supporting them throughout their degree to reach their potential. Amy has been working with organisations across Worcestershire to ensure students have the best volunteer and work placement opportunities.

Amy enjoys researching offending behaviour and exploring how the criminal justice system is set up to support individuals with behavioural challenges and those who have a lower intellectual ability. Amy has an interest in the development of behaviour change interventions and evidence-based practice, particularly within the community and healthcare settings. Most recently, Amy is working on a large scale research project relating to the development of an integrated intervention targeting men in substance use treatment who perpetrate intimate partner abuse. Over the past twelve months, Amy has been delivering intimate partner violence and ADVANCE training all over the UK to practitioners at substance use services.

Professor Neil Fleming

Neil Fleming's research and teaching focusses on aspects of British, Irish and imperial history since the late nineteenth century.



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Fees and funding

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard fee for full-time home and EU undergraduate students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the 2024/25 academic year is £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the 2024/25 academic year is £16,200 per year.

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Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the academic year 2024/25 are £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20-credit module, £2,312 per 30-credit module, £3,083 per 40-credit module, £3,469 per 45-credit module and £4,625 per 60 credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.


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How to apply

How to apply

Studying a degree "with Politics" at Worcester offers you the chance to enhance your subject specific knowledge whilst contextualising it within the contemporary systems and philosophies of Westminster, Europe and the world. Politics is embedded within these courses, which provide innovative modules, taught by specialists in a supportive and encouraging environment:

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Dr Luke Devine

Senior Lecturer