Claire Randerson - Associate Professor / Programme Leader
Claire is International Lead for the School of Social and Political Sciences and also manages the School's international exchange programme.Academic Staff List
Welcome to BA (Hons) Politics and Social Policy
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
How you are assessed
Field Trips and Placements
During the degree, students can participate in field trips to key international organisations and political institutions. In recent years, students have visited New York, Washington DC, Ypres, Brussels, The Hague, Berlin, Krakow, Geneva, and Strasbourg.
The course offers the opportunity to undertake unpaid, competitive work placements with a local council. Students are responsible for covering their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs when undertaking field trips or placements. Please note that there are a limited number of places available.
"Studying for a degree has broadened my knowledge and understanding of politics and social policy. I particularly enjoyed learning about and discussing political philosophy, and the ideas and concepts which inform contemporary social policy."Rosemary Robinson, Politics and Social Policy graduate
Students on this course are able to apply for a study abroad year at one of our partner institutions after their second year. Students then return to Lincoln for their final year of study. Please note that these places are allocated competitively, subject to academic criteria. During the year abroad students will not pay a tuition fee to either the University of Lincoln or their host university but will be expected to cover their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.
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Look beyond the headlines and explore concepts such as power, democracy, and justice with a degree in Politics.
International Relations and Politics
From European politics to global conflicts, examine some of the most important issues of our time in a way that aims to stimulate debate.
International Relations and Social Policy
International relations and the policies they shape are rarely far from the media headlines, tackling challenging and sometimes controversial issues.