BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2015
Ucas points guide

360-400

% applicants receiving offers

11%

Subjects
  • Politics
Student score
74% LOW
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£26k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

Scottish Highers
AAAAA

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
38

7 6 6 required.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 360-400 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

11%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Unfortunately we don't have any UCAS course information to display.

Modules

Year 1: Structure of international society; international history since 1890; 1 from: reason, knowledge and value (an introduction to philosophy); introduction to political theory; key concepts in sociology: an introduction to sociological theory; 1 outside option. Year 2: International political theory; international organisations; foreign policy analysis; 1 option in law, economics, international relations or international history, or an outside option. Year 3: 2 options in international relations; 1 paper relevant to the study of international relations from an approved list; 10000-word essay or another approved course.

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

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The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a specialist university with an international intake and global reach. Its research and teaching span the breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the School has a reputation for academic excellence. The LSE campus is situated off Aldwych in central London.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
19%
81%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

10%
90%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
100%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

75%
25%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 81%
Student score 74% LOW
Able to access IT resources

74%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

79%

Feedback on work has been helpful

56%

Feedback on work has been prompt

65%

Staff are good at explaining things

82%

Received sufficient advice and support

56%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
75% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
56% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
542 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £26k HIGH
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

17%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Other popular industries include marketing and PR, management consultancy, youth and community work, the finance industry and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in six politics graduates go on to take another course to get a Masters after they finish their degrees.
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