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How different is a level politics to degree level politics? I was good at a level politics and found it quite interesting, but I’m scared I will hate it at uni?
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I feel the same way except I wasn't even that good at a level politics. Thing is I'm quite sick of UK politics because of Brexit but am interested in international politics
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I feel the same way except I wasn't even that good at a level politics. Thing is I'm quite sick of UK politics because of Brexit but am interested in international politics
Sameee. UK politics is so boring. I prefer international politics too and modules on terrorism and things like that, not UK parliament or brexit or whatever. I think I’ll do a joint honours degree, politics and philosophy. Btw what grade did you get for a level politics?
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Sameee. UK politics is so boring. I prefer international politics too and modules on terrorism and things like that, not UK parliament or brexit or whatever. I think I’ll do a joint honours degree, politics and philosophy. Btw what grade did you get for a level politics?
Same I was looking at that and seeing that terrorism module and was like that actually sounds more interesting than democracy. I got a B wby?
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Same I was looking at that and seeing that terrorism module and was like that actually sounds more interesting than democracy. I got a B wby?
Oh you are good then if you got a B.
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Oh you are good then if you got a B.
I wouldn't say so because I got a U in my Jan mock and was getting D's before that. Was just me putting in a load of hard work. What did you get
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First year of a politics degree can be quite slow on my experience if you’ve done A level politics because it’s designed to get everyone to the same level - for example, one of my modules literally covered the ideologies I’d studied at A level. However, once everyone’s on that level, then you can start getting more in depth than you did at A level, and then on to the more interesting modules. Over 2nd and 3rd year (I did a joint honours degree bearing in mind) I did a module on political participation and one on the security of Africa - my friends took modules on nuclear weapons, terrorism and the rise of the left! So I reckon if you liked A level then you should be in a great place when you start at uni
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I wouldn't say so because I got a U in my Jan mock and was getting D's before that. Was just me putting in a load of hard work. What did you get
I got an A but I worked my arse off
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I got an A but I worked my arse off
Congrats good luck starting uni as well
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Congrats good luck starting uni as well
Thank you good luck to you too
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So what are you going to study at uni?
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So what are you going to study at uni?
Just politics
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Just politics
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How different is a level politics to degree level politics? I was good at a level politics and found it quite interesting, but I’m scared I will hate it at uni?
To some extent, it depends which uni you go to. Some faculties have a lot of international relations specialists, and some more classical political theory. There's nearly always a module that introduces ideologies, core theories and the like. That's all quite similar to A-Level things, but usually more in depth and you're expected to be more analytical.

Usually though, there will be modules that couldn't be more different from A-Level politics. These might help you shape your choices for second and third year.

The key difference is that it's not all focused on ideology, how UK or US politics works - which is what I did for A-Level politics.

My advice is to really make sure you're interested in the content, but accept that it's likely that there will be one module that sounds pretty bad. Choose content over uni, otherwise your time will drag.
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To some extent, it depends which uni you go to. Some faculties have a lot of international relations specialists, and some more classical political theory. There's nearly always a module that introduces ideologies, core theories and the like. That's all quite similar to A-Level things, but usually more in depth and you're expected to be more analytical.

Usually though, there will be modules that couldn't be more different from A-Level politics. These might help you shape your choices for second and third year.

The key difference is that it's not all focused on ideology, how UK or US politics works - which is what I did for A-Level politics.

My advice is to really make sure you're interested in the content, but accept that it's likely that there will be one module that sounds pretty bad. Choose content over uni, otherwise your time will drag.
Yeah I see, thanks
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i do a couple of politics modules for a ppe degree and i have no idea
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