Politics and Criminology student Nathan Ryding stands in the Hub near a screen showing the logos of UK political parties.

Networking opportunities. Plenty of lively debates. Field trips to party conferences and political events. Edge Hill gives you a real-world experience of the political landscape.

By combining politics with another related subject, you’ll come away with valuable skills and the knowledge of how to work within the system to change the world.

Don’t just take our word for it – our students voted us top in the UK for academic support, learning resources, and assessment and feedback in the 2021 National Student Survey.

Pick from four topical degrees that combine politics with a closely linked subject like law or history. Visit the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Senedd, Westminster, as well as party conferences and media organisations. Meet MPs and influential figures, like the speaker of the house.

Our department is close-knit – you’ll get to know all of your tutors and your peers. That means lively debates and plenty of encouragement if you decide to get involved in campaigning or activism. Your experience here could lead to a range of jobs, from think tank researcher to public relations.

You’ll develop valuable skills during the course. Learn how to conduct research, communicate a point of view and analyse complex information. And of course, you’ll have a thorough understanding of current events thanks to our lecturers who have worked in the field. If you understand politics, you understand how the world works – and how to change it for the better.

  • You’ll learn about events happening right now. We focus our teaching on the real world so you can explore the current political landscape.
  • As well as your in-depth knowledge of politics, you’ll come away with a whole range of useful skills, from writing a speech to analysing complex information.
  • Discover why we’re 1st in the UK for academic support, learning resources and assessment and feedback (National Student Survey 2021 – Politics).


Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
History & Politics BA (Hons) VL12
Politics and Criminology BA (Hons) ML90
Politics and Sociology BA (Hons) LL32

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Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Law with Politics LLB (Hons) 8D36

Student Views

Politics in the News

Politics Blog


Two students walk by the Law and Psychology building at night.The £6m Law and Psychology building provides contemporary teaching and learning facilities for students in the Department of Law and Criminology.

The three-storey building includes a 250-seat lecture theatre, seminar and tutorial rooms, and social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning.

Law and Psychology Building 360 Virtual Tour

Open Days and Virtual Events

A prospective student and her mother walk near the Hub during an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including politics, through a series of online activities.

Book your place at an open day

View our virtual open day pages
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