2 months
43 USD/module
43 USD/module
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Introduction to Politics at FutureLearn gives you a broad introduction to the study of politics. You will be equipped with a basic understanding of political science, political philosophy, and the machinery of government.

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Introduction to Politics at FutureLearn  will equip you with the knowledge and skills for further study. You’ll be introduced to political science, political philosophy and critical theory. You’ll then study the key concepts of political ideology, including liberalism, conservatism and socialism, as well as feminism.

Key facts:

You’ll take an in-depth look at democracy, the machinery of government, and the political economy and globalisation. You’ll then investigate identity politics, looking at economic individualism from the context of class-based politics. Key texts will introduce you to important theories and arguments from the history of political studies, as well as key figures in the discipline.

Over the course, you’ll gain insight and understanding of how politics works on a global scale, as well as looking at different models of how countries are governed, for example by comparing political systems with presidents and prime ministers at the helm.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • How Politics Works: From the Individual to an International Scale
  • Understanding Politics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months
    • 6 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

You will need an interest in politics, but no prior knowledge of politics is required in order to benefit from this ExpertTrack.

Tuition Fee

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    43 USD/module
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    43 USD/module
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    Based on the tuition of 43 USD per module during 2 months.

Tuition per month.

Price range in different currencies: £36 / $39 / €36


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