Your career in politics starts here
There has never been a more fascinating time to study politics, or a better time to do it in the UK.
For any student looking to develop an understanding of political dynamics that is universally recognised, our universities offer world-class teaching that will empower your career from the very start.
The University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics and Political Science are all ranked in the top ten worldwide. Between them, Oxford and Cambridge have helped no less than 41 British Prime Ministers start their political careers. In fact, one in four countries has a leader educated in the UK.
Many of the most influential people in the world make decisions using the insights they gained from a degree in the UK. So where better to launch your career?
What will you be learning?
Politics in the UK
The UK is the birthplace of modern democracy, with the first elected parliament dating back to 1265. Today, the UK’s parliament building – the Palace of Westminster – stands on the site of William the Conqueror's first palace, which he took over in 1066.
Throughout history we’ve always had a leading voice in the best ways to govern fairly, and the testing of ideas through rigorous, equal debate is central to our way of finding new solutions that benefit everyone. From key figures like John Locke and Thomas Hobbes, who helped craft the Enlightenment concepts that flourished into modern political thinking, to the activism and political vision of change-makers like Emmeline Pankhurst that has driven generations, we are passionate about politics.
Studying politics in the UK will not only give you access to world-class teaching, it will place you close to all kinds of exciting developments that are making an impact on a global scale. Find everything you need to begin the career in politics that you’re dreaming of in the UK.