To study politics is to study power, who exercises it, and for whom. It drives us to think about how society should be organised, and how communities and states interact. Politics affects everyone's lives, and is a fascinating and important subject.
At Bristol you will study not only the politics of individual countries and governments, but also the relationships between countries, communities, and individuals. As a student at an institution dedicated to exploring the nature of power and justice, you will become familiar with many different views and methods of analysis, and learn to apply and evaluate them. Topics covered in our units include:
Bristol's politics programme is amongst the best in the UK, and is a world leader in many areas of study. Studying politics with us will ensure that you have access to world renowned scholars and outstanding teachers in a vibrant academic and social environment.
Student levels of achievement are very high. In 2011, 91% of all undergraduate students gained a First or 2:1. Our graduates are in high demand with around 75% of students finding graduate-level employment within six months of graduation and many also going on to further study.