What will I learn?

- Gain a global perspective on the complex issues facing the modern world- Benefit from small numbers in tutorials, which allow for rewarding discussions and debates and closer interaction with our expert staff- Study key aspects of law in a city that has been central to the English legal system for at least 1,000 years- Join a thriving Politics Society and attend events arranged by the Centre for English Identity and Politics, run by former MP and cabinet minister John Denham- Study abroad at Westminster College, USA, in your second year as part of the American Exchange ProgrammeAre you fascinated by current affairs, international trends and the role of law in the fast-changing contemporary world? In studying Politics with Law at Winchester you grapple with the most contentious political and legal questions of today at national, regional and local levels.Our three-year Politics with Law programme allows you to explore these two overlapping and intellectually stimulating subjects. Taught by research-active experts who form part of a strong and lively community of students and staff, you are actively encouraged to critically evaluate a broad range of political and legal concepts, developing your understanding for strategic and operational tasks.You engage with a combination of politics and law in a practical dynamic fashion, seeking to understand the relationships between the two disciplines as they interact. This means addressing hugely important issues such as economic globalisation, technological interconnection, the alleged ‘clash of civilisations’, the politics of war, energy security and environmental dislocation.Year 1 gives you a solid grounding in global political studies, including an introduction to British and American Politics, Human Rights in the Global Political Economy and Public Law.In Year 2, you study the institutions and concepts behind US foreign policy, Discourses of War, Security Studies and Criminal Law.Your final year features compulsory modules in Debates in Globalisation, Political Islam, Contemporary Civil War and China: 21st Century Challenges. You also produce a dissertation on a topic of your choice, subject to approval from tutors expert in the field.Throughout Years 2 and 3 you can choose across a wide range of optional modules available for you to explore your special interests. These may include Politics, Energy and the Environment, Diplomatic Studies, Sexual Violence and Politics, and the Politics of Food Production. Optional legal modules may include Sport and the Law, Media law, Law of Evidence, and Legal Ethics and Risk Management

Which department am I in?

Department of Politics and Society

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,100.00 (US$ 18,652) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

12 September 2022


Main Site

Sparkford Road,



SO22 4NR, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need SAT I with a minimum balanced score of 1250. They will also need high school diploma with a good GPA. A combination of subject related AP and SAT II may also be eligible for entry into our undergraduate degrees. AP or SAT II scores will be a pre-requisite for entry into certain subjects.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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