You acquire a thorough training in all areas of major political science. Our rigorous and challenging teaching inspires you to push the boundaries of knowledge. Whatever the political questions that interest you, you go beyond simply arguing about them, instead seeking the evidence needed to answer them. In your first year you undertake a comprehensive overview of democratic politics and choose from an impressive range of optional modules. You develop your research skills and critically examine the political visions offered by political writers over the centuries. Your third year spent abroad gives you the chance to gain more experience and become even more employable. In your final year you choose modules that interest you most. Through our Q-Step Affiliate Status, we offer you the opportunity to develop your quantitative skills by taking a specialised degree pathway or receiving a student bursary to go on a quantitative work placement. Q-Step is funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
Many of our courses offer a choice of optional modules to tailor your learning experience. More information about these can be found on the University of Essex website.
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Essex was amazing! The campus was seriously beautiful, had many a lovely afternoon sat by the lake on campus trying to revise. There’s a great community feel here, everyone is very friendly and there are amazing support services at the Union. Be sure to pick the right accommodation – if you’re ready to party every night, stay at the Towers, where no-one ever sleeps! If you’re a quieter type, the South Courts are a bit more relaxed although there’s still parties to be had. My teachers were also amazing, and I had a great time on my course.
Set for Year 1 for International at £14,020
Set for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
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