School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Politics and War Studies with Sandwich placement

BA (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

As well as detailed knowledge of forms of conflict and how politics and political negotiation attempt to render violent conflict unnecessary, the course provides graduates with the generic skills of critical inquiry, the ability to undertake close textual analysis and the ability to demonstrate knowledge and present coherent arguments in a number of forms.

As well as detailed knowledge of forms of conflict and how politics and political negotiation attempt to render violent conflict unnecessary, the course provides graduates with the generic skills of critical inquiry, the ability to undertake close textual analysis and the ability to demonstrate knowledge and present coherent arguments in a number of forms.

Why choose this course?

As well as detailed knowledge of forms of conflict and how politics and political negotiation attempt to render violent conflict unnecessary, the course provides graduates with the generic skills of critical inquiry, the ability to undertake close textual analysis and the ability to demonstrate knowledge and present coherent arguments in a number of forms. As well as specific subject knowledge, graduates will develop a wide range of transferable skills including technological proficiency as reflected in the subject and university commitment to blended learning.

 

What happens on the course?

Sandwich Year

You will have the opportunity to undertake a 40 credit placement at Level 5 of study.

5LW022 Supervised Work Experience (40 Credits)

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Many Students in War Studies and Politics go on to post-graduate study including on the MA Conflict Studies at Wolverhampton. Other frequent career paths include local government employment, serving in the armed forces, teaching, administration and management posts.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The War Studies and Politics team are research- active with specialisms in the areas of conflict resolution, military strategy and tactics and terrorism.

An innovative, evolving and well-resourced course, which combines the breadth of the Politics curriculum with the expertise gained from the longest running undergraduate War Studies degree programme in the UK.
This degree is located in the School of Law, Social Science and Communications which has a well-established tradition of student support in terms of academic counselling and skills development including `one-to-one’ student skills support.

Prospective students can find a recommended reading list for our courses here. 

At the completion of the course the student will;

  1. Be able to identify and critically compare concepts and methodologies used in Politics
  2. Be familiar with the major ideological traditions in Politics
  3. Be aware of the different conceptualisations of citizenship within the global community
  4. Have an awareness and understanding of the strategic, ethical and philosophical theories underpinning War Studies;
  5. Have an understanding of the varieties of approaches to analysing the concept of war and war’s implications
  6. Be able to apply his/ her critical and analytic skills in an enterprising manner.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12000 per year 2019-20
International Sandwich £12250 per year 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2019 Entry

  • ‘A’ levels at grades BBC - CCC
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International student language requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences guarantees entry on to this course

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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01902 32 22 22

Email

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