Undergraduate degrees

Exciting Forward Thinking Undergraduate Degrees

Choose to study with a leading centre for politics, international relations, sociology and European studies and take the opportunity to examine the most important political issues that we face today. Offering much more than a degree, our courses provide a unique student experience that will enable you to not just learn what to think... but how to think differently too.

Study in the School of Government and Society and you will have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of exciting and forward thinking undergraduate programmes with the opportunity to examine some of the most important political issues of the 21st century.

Our programmes also offer the chance to comine your studies with a year abroad, studying in a different country in the third year or your degree, returning to Birmingham to complete your studies in the fourth year.

Degrees and courses throughout the School:

Degrees with year abroad:

Each year from within POLSIS up to a quarter of our students have the opportunity to complete a year abroad as part of their degree program and benefit tremendously from increased confidence and different academic perspective of having studied a politics based degree in a foreign country.

International Relations


Political Economy


Find out more about studying on a year abroad degree .

Other related degrees:

All candidates must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS). Visit www.ucas.ac.uk for more information.

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Veronika Fafienski 

"Studying at the University of Birmingham was an incredibly exciting and rewarding experience. Studying Sociology has broadened the ways in which I think about the world – be it in abstract, philosophical terms or in carrying out research projects. I received so much support and encouragement from staff and friends across departments who continue to be a source of inspiration to me and with whom I am still in touch." 

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