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100% student satisfaction BA Politics NSS 2013

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Our degree courses at the University of York place you at the heart of current political thinking, research and debate.

Professor Matthew Festenstein

Head of the Department of Politics

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I really couldn’t imagine being anywhere else! My degree has allowed me to study a broad range of subjects, from classic British politics and the politics of development, to South African and Indian politics.

Oliver, BA Politics

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Research

With more than 30 academic staff and researchers, the Department has expertise across the discipline.

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Our UoY Politics Society has lots of exciting events for you to get involed with.

Departmental news

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Valuing and Devaluing Nuclear Weapons

Monday 15 September 2014


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Mexico Masters Scholarship

Friday 12 September 2014


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Understanding the Scottish Referendum

Wednesday 10 September 2014


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Events

Tue
7
Oct

Understanding the Scottish Referendum

A roundtable discussion being held by the Department of Politics

Wed
8
Oct

The Politics of the Human

Talk by Anne Phillips from the LSE

Thu
9
Oct

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