Why Study Politics?
Politics plays a role in every country in the world, whether it be federal, democratic, communist or republic. Many important questions are answered through politics, and global challenges such as human rights, poverty, equality, and welfare are addressed. A degree in politics prepares students for employment in many possible areas, as well as further study.
The transferable skills a Politics degree develops are in high demand. Skills include understanding how the political system operates, communication and political theory to name a few. Politics graduates have a wide variety of career choices and will gain the understanding required to work in almost any industry.
The world of politics does not stand still. At Bangor you will find that our courses are updated to meet this changing political landscape.
Career Opportunities in Politics
A degree in Politics will prepare students for a range of employment options – especially in fields which require skills of communication, analysing large quantities of information, and understanding issues of governance and society.
Take advantage of work placement opportunities (e.g. work placement module, or a placement year) and gain hands on experience and an insight into potential careers within the broader field. Placement options may include: local government, charities, schools, museums and archival repositories.
This degree will open up a range a future career options may include local and/or national government, teaching, management and administration (some of which may require additional training). This course will also be an excellent foundation prior to further postgraduate study, such as a Master’s degrees in politics.
Our Research in Politics
The exciting and significant research carried out by our academic staff plays an important role in making Bangor University a world-leading research institution. Our research spans a wide range of subjects and specialisms in and around the subject of Politics, and encompasses themes such as: Health, Social Care, Welfare and Wellbeing; Communities, Cultures, Language and Identities; Crime, Criminal Justice and Society; Governance, Political History and much more.