Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: L250
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2015
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UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers

360-400

£9,000

11%

Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average graduate salary
Politics
MEDIUM 74% HIGH 94% HIGH £27.8k

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

BTEC Diploma None stated
UCAS tariff points None stated

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

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 £3,465 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,465 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest

% applicants receiving offers

11%

This can indicate the level of competition for places on this course, but a high percentage doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get one, and vice versa.

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

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.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
18%
82%

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

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

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.

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

Who studies this subject?

Sources: BestCourse4Me & 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

30% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

0% of students are part-time

Male / Female

51% of students are female

Achievement

77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

490 entry points typically achieved by students

Most popular subjects students studied before attending

Here's an idea of the academic background of students from the last five years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.

Mathematics

48%

Most common grade was A (68%)

History

60%

Most common grade was A (70%)

Government & Politics

48%

Most common grade was A (84%)

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 MEDIUM 74%

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%

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 HIGH 94%
Average graduate salary HIGH £27.8k

Graduates who are functional managers and directors

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

4%

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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