Politics (Certificate of Higher Education)

Year of entry



Central London


Fully Approved


Normally 2-4 years part-time


One 3-hour evening class a week for each module

What are the major political issues and problems in the world today? This course allows you to develop an understanding of the nature of politics and government in contemporary societies. You will compare and contrast the institutions and practices of government in different societies and analyse and critique different theories of politics and government. You will also gain the skills to allow you to go on to further study in politics and the social sciences. Why not take this opportunity to study politics in action?

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Progression to degrees at Birkbeck

If you complete 90 credits or more from the programme with a mark of 50% or above you can be admitted to Birkbeck's BA Politics and will be able to transfer credit from the modules you have studied to this degree.

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Course structure

To gain the Certificate of Higher Education, you must successfully complete 4 compulsory 30-credit modules, worth a total of 120 credit points.

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