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Wednesday 12 January - Wednesday 30 March 2022, 6pm-9pm

13 sessions - Check class timetable


Designed for students who have never studied politics at an advanced level, our Politics short course introduces you to contemporary politics in Britain. You will explore the political beliefs of the three main British political parties through case studies of current issues, social movements, pressure groups and campaigns. Develop your approaches to learning and the academic skills required for successful undergraduate study by taking this short course, which gives you the opportunity to debate key political concepts and to place British politics in a wider context.

Assessment: a 1500-word critical analysis, in-class oral presentation and 2500-word essay.

If you are interested in taking this short course as part of the full CertHE Higher Education Introductory Studies, please contact us for more information before you enrol.

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.