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Course overview

Politics is a subject that confronts issues central in everyone’s lives. Politics at Chester is both theoretical and applied. It is about decision-making, conflict resolution and power. It explores the role of the state, government and institutions both domestically and internationally. Politics at Chester asks how we structure society and how society structures us. Moreover, it presents opportunities to engage with and critique ideas, as well as to apply theories to actual situations using case studies and scenarios.

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Start Date
September, 2017
  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
3 Years

Why Study Politics with us?

Politics at Chester looks behind the media headlines and assumptions that surround power politics. We explore the underlying political issues and ask age old questions such as ‘How do we achieve the good society?’; ‘Do the strong do as they please, while the weak suffer?’; and ‘Is the point of politics to change the world?’.

The teaching team brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. We may also invite guest lecturers to provide specialist sessions and where appropriate, facilitate visits to political institutions and events with regional MPs and local authorities.

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Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

As a student on this course, you will study at Parkgate Road Campus, Chester. Commonly referred to as our main campus, it’s home to a variety of academic departments, teaching and learning areas, and subject specific facilities.

Here you’ll find many of our central services, including the award-winning Student Support and Guidance team, Careers and Employability, University Chapel, and the Seaborne Library, with its 24 hour open-access computer labs.

Playing host to an extensive range of on-campus social and leisure facilities, including the fitness centre, 25 metre swimming pool and the Students’ Union (CSU); which houses a shop, Starbucks and popular student bar (CH1), you’ll have plenty to keep you entertained on campus.

As well as being a learning site, Parkgate Road Campus is also home to a variety of University accommodation, allowing students from an array of courses to come together in a friendly, secure, and supportive environment. With a launderette, Santander Bank, bookshop, faith spaces, and modern catering outlets all located on-site, this campus gives you easy access to everything you could need, whilst the lively city centre on your doorstep places you right at the heart of the Chester experience.

Life in Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

Visit Us

We offer different opportunities for you to visit us throughout the year.