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The Department of Politics places you at the heart of current political thinking, research and debate. They offer a broad range of modules across Political Science, International Relations and Political Theory.

The Department of Politics offers an MA loyalty discount to returning students who have been visiting students in the department.

Undergraduate students

Choosing your modules

The list below is indicative of the type of module which may be available during your study period. Not all modules are available to exchange and visiting students. 

First and second year modules are year-long. It is not possible to enrol for these part way through the academic year, but you can enrol in some of these modules for the first term (Autumn) only.

The only modules available for a Spring start are Year 3 modules. These require significant background knowledge in Politics. If you are considering applying for Year 3 modules, please contact us first.

You will be contacted by the department during early September or early December (depending on your start date) to discuss your module choices.

Postgraduate students

The Department of Politics does not accept postgraduate taught students. If you are interested in postgraduate research opportunities, please get in touch with our postgraduate research contact.

Undergraduate and postgraduate English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

For more information see our undergraduate English language requirements or our postgraduate English language requirements.

Teaching schedule

You can study in our department for the following periods:

Undergraduate students

  • Full academic year
  • Autumn Term only
  • Autumn/Spring (combined)
  • Spring Term only

Postgraduate students

  • Autumn Term only
  • Spring Term only

Examination and assessment

Assessment is by examination or by essay submission during the Common Examination Periods in January and the Summer Term (alternate assessments may be available: please discuss these with the Department). For postgraduate students assessment is by assignment submitted via the VLE.

Start your application

Contact us

Dr Gyda Sindre
International officer and undergraduate contact
gyda.sindre@york.ac.uk

Liz O'Brien
Politics postgraduate contact
liz.obrien@york.ac.uk

Related links

Department of Politics

Undergraduate modules

Contact us

Dr Gyda Sindre
International officer and undergraduate contact
gyda.sindre@york.ac.uk

Liz O'Brien
Politics postgraduate contact
liz.obrien@york.ac.uk

Related links

Department of Politics