• 12 weeks or more
  • Social Science
  • SCQF Level 5


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Intro to the course:

This is an online beginner's guide to politics to help gain an introduction to  different aspects to politics in the UK & USA. Gain knowledge and understanding of political ideologies, voting behavior and external influences.

SCQF Level 5

Study mode
Part-Time Day

Start date

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for anyone who has an interest in politics or social science.

What will I study?

Introduction to UK politics-Prime Minister , Westminster and first past the post.

The Scottish Parliament-The First Minister , Holyrood and Additional Member System.

USA-President , Congress and Supreme Court.

Political Ideologies -Liberalism , Conservatism , Socialism and Nationalism.

Voting Behaviour-Case Studies and elections. 

External Influences-Pressure groups and media#. 

Next step course options

Progression if suitable to SWAP Access to Teaching/ social science , NC Social Science or if the entry requirements HND Social Science.

How will I be assessed?

No assessment 

Why should I choose this course?

This course will help you to gain an understanding in politics and may lead to progression to further courses.

Where can this course lead?


What are the entry requirements?

No entry requirements.

What are the interview arrangements?

No interview.

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for :

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.

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