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Politics and International Relations

BA (Single Honours)

Start date:

September 2024

You'll need:

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS codes:

L202

L201 (if choosing Foundation Year)

Be inspired by a degree that gives you an authoritative voice at this critical period in world politics, and the skills and confidence you need to succeed in a career you choose.

Did you know?

Through our core modules, you will learn practical negotiation, leadership, and communication skills, ensuring that you become informed and active global citizens unafraid to question the structures of power shaping our world!

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Foundation Year

This course can also be studied with a foundation year (September entry only).

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This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

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Skills

Make a difference in the world with a degree in politics and international relations.

On our BA Politics and International Relations, our priority is ensuring that you graduate with a professional skill set. This incorporates;

  • Through our core modules, students will learn in class how to apply the skills of negotiation in different situations and how to apply leadership and communication skills. 
  • A solid practical dimension too - you will receive a strong grounding in conceptual and theoretical approaches to the study of politics, and in the sources and methods used in political analysis.

This will ensure that you become informed and active global citizens, who are not afraid to question the structures of power which shape our world.

Learning

Get career-ready on a course designed with your future in mind. 

Throughout the course, our assessment methods encompass a diverse range of approaches to put your learning into practice. These include:

  • Written examinations
  • Research project presentations
  • Essays
  • Practical assessments involving research and data collection

This ensures a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical concepts and hands-on applications, preparing students for a well-rounded exploration of politics and international relations.

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Career

It all starts here.

Graduates of BA Political and International Relations will be prepared to go into various careers including:

  • Politics (research, campaigning, policy work, civil service)
  • Publishing
  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Business management
  • Law
  • Media
  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Community and social services
  • Heritage or cultural management

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Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Entry tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

 

We welcome applicants with a wide range of qualifications, including BTECs, A-levels and T Levels.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

EU and International: £15,488
Placement year: £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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