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Politics Tutors & PPE Courses

Politics is essentially the study of a universal construct that has been around since the dawn of man; power. It examines who is in power, why they are in power, how they exercise that power and the the forecast for the future of their power. Our Politics tutors can guide you through your course and applications.


There are two common misconceptions that need to be addressed when it comes to the study of politics. One is that every student of politics aspires to become a politician. But whilst a high proportion of students studying say, Dentistry, do indeed go on to work in their corresponding field, fewer law students become lawyers, fewer sociology students become sociologists, and fewer politics students turn into politicians. This is because politics is not considered a vocational degree at all – like sociology and law and it is instead an academic subject consisting of the study of history and theory of politics rather than job training or preparation. That isn’t to say that it’s not an astute choice for aspiring politicians, studying it of course puts you in great stead for understanding and shaping the future of politics in government. But for every politician who studied politics there are others who studied unrelated degrees.


The second misconception is that only elite members of our society choose to study politics and go on to have a successful career. The truth is that government and the public sector is an increasingly diverse workplace with many initiatives pushing for more inclusion.


Politics at university level includes the following areas of study:


  • Democracy, Citizenship, and Contemporary Elections
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory
  • Political Philosophy
  • Economics
  • The European Union
  • Human Rights and Globalisation
  • National Security
  • Foreign Policy
  • Gender and Political Theory
  • Border Politics
  • Global Justice
  • Global Conflict and Nuclear Weapons
  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism
  • The Rising Powers


In addition to these, there are numerous other modules and areas of study, as well as the opportunity to specialise in a particular field. Third year usually includes a dissertation on a specific area of interest with a specialist tutor, and this can be taken further to postgraduate level. It is an exciting, dynamic, and diverse discipline which allows you to engage with the crucial issues on the world stage of today.


At the end of a politics degree, students will have gained an excellent understanding of politics on a local, national and international level as well a sound knowledge of economics, history and law. Transferable skills include the ability to debate and examine issues from all points of view, the ability to analyse and identify solutions to problems, construct reasoned arguments and hone strong communication skills.

Politics careers

Despite its academic nature, a good politics degree will nevertheless engage students directly with the practical world of politics, and many offer internships and incredible opportunities such as gaining experience overseas with the UN and shadowing top Ministers in Westminster.


Popular careers include working in the Civil Service, public affairs officers and MPs, social research, journalism and working for charities, human rights organisations and NGOs, and many more. Many students go on to teach in academia and secondary schools, and many others branch out into careers in media, marketing, and business.

Politics tutors & Politics Exam Tuition

Mayfair Consultants offers tutors at-home or one-on-one online tuition for Politics Courses for students living across the London area and online, including those taking on PPE courses. Our fully qualified tutors are highly skilled specialists, with many holding postgraduate degrees in the subject. They offer clear, concise explanations and stimulating approaches, helping to support the needs of every client.


Find a Politics Tutor in London or Oxford

If you are studying for a politics degree, or for allied qualifications such as PPE, our tutors can help you through your course and exams. We also offer private tuition and additional support for specific modules at University and School level politics courses. Many of our tutors have direct experience and all are fully-qualified. If you’d like to arrange private lessons or have any questions about our tuition services, please call us on Tel: +44 (0) 207 665 6606 or you can send us an email via our contact form.


Politics Resources – BBC Politics Website – Parliament UK – UK Government homepage – Impartial political analysis – Online political magazine – Political Studies Association – Online platform for young people to get their opinions published – Impartial politics blog – Oxford University Politics Blog – International Relations links and articles – Ulster University’s International Conflict Research Institute – Ulster University Irish Conflict Conflict and Politics in Northern Ireland – Virtual library for Russian and Eastern European Studies – International Affairs virtual library – International Relations and Security Network resources – Political Sciences resources – Political speeches online archive

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