Wealth of opportunities
Congratulations on becoming an offer-holder in Politics at The University of Manchester.
As Politics, Philosophy, Economics and BA Social Science students, you will gain knowledge of significant topics across multiple subject areas.
Our interdisciplinary nature provides you with the widest range of topics and units possible.
No matter which course you hold an offer for, you will find a wealth of opportunities waiting for you.
5th in the UK for Politics and International Studies (THE World University Rankings 2021).
Home of the British Election Study offering exciting opportunities in electoral politics.
Careers and employability
Make your mark at Manchester
We prepare you for a range of career options, helping you develop key skills that are in demand with employers.
Our graduates earn an average salary of £31,500 after five years, and 90% of graduates are in work or further study after 15 months (Discover Uni).
Tom Danaher, Associate Director at Smith & Williamson in London, explains how his experience at Manchester kickstarted his career.
Students from the PPE Society talk about the employability benefits of studying on a flexible degree.
Learning and support
Your learning experience
Meet Nick Turnbull, Course Director
Meet your Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) Course Director and discover how we will teach and support you.
Meet Katie Smith, Course Director
Meet your BA Social Sciences Course Director and discover how we will support you on your blended Politics course.
We've worked hard to ensure you have a rich learning experience despite the pandemic.
Many of the features that make our courses distinctive are still in place, including engaging formal lectures supported by smaller tutorials and seminars.
Your course units and example timetable
Learn more about your course units and view an example course timetable.
BSocSc Politics and International Relations information PDF Download (1.6mb)
BA Social Sciences information PDF Download (405kb)
BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) information PDF Download (1.7mb)
Support on your course
We foster a vibrant learning community among staff and students in our Politics department.
You’ll make friends through our many student societies, activities, and receive support from students through our peer-assisted support scheme.
Providing high-quality education
Your learning environment
We know this year has been challenging and uncertain for you all.
Whatever happens next, we will provide you with a quality learning environment while adjusting to any changes in public health guidelines.
Details of how teaching may change can be found below.
Politics and International Relations comprises online lectures and interactive tutorial discussions.
Learning outcomes are met through courses which prioritise staff-student interaction using a range of technologies and learning frameworks.
Where possible, events such as lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences and drop-in sessions have been held online instead of on campus.
This has enabled the use of more learning technologies and increased the flexibility of accessing materials and engaging with staff and fellow students.
This could include working with other students to discuss a case, prepare and deliver a presentation, or to write a report.
Group work is important to consolidate and deepen your knowledge as well as develop important transferable skills.
Currently, group work takes place online through platforms including Zoom breakout rooms and Blackboard Collaborate.
Sammun talks about her online learning experience.
Third-year Politics and Economics student Sammun Mumtaz talks about her positive experience of blended learning.
Ashley talks about her online learning experience.
Hong Kong student Ashely Ip talks about blended learning on the BA Social Sciences course.
Politics and International Relations
Politics at Manchester
Joshua tells us why he chose to study Politics and International Relations at The University of Manchester.
BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics
Rohan Mistry talks about Studying Politics at Manchester.
Rohan talks about the wide range of options for students on the BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics course.
Gary Younge talks on the US election.
Gary Younge, Professor of Sociology, talks about the US election, followed by a Q&A with Angelia Wilson, Professor of Politics.
Chat to our students
Courses within this subject area
Remind yourself how much your course at Manchester has to offer you.
Follow the relevant link for details about the course you have an offer for:
- Politics and International Relations (3 years) BSocSc
- Politics, Philosophy and Economics (3 years) BA
- Politics and Criminology (3 years) BASS
- Politics and Social Anthropology (3 years) BASS
- Politics and Sociology (3 years) BASS
- Politics and Quantitative Methods (3 years) BASS
- Economics and Politics (3 years) BAEcon
- Law with Politics (3 years) LLB
- Philosophy and Politics (3 years) BASS
Beyond your subject
Visit our offer-holder guide to university life
Your university experience is about more than your degree.
Find out where you could live, how we'll support you, what financial packages are available and how we'll help you develop the distinctive attributes of a Manchester graduate.
Accept your offer
This is your future
Log on to UCAS Track to accept or keep track of your offer.
This is how we'll keep in contact with you about what stage your offer is at. It's also where you can accept your offer and make Manchester your first choice for your future.