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Coventry University

International Relations

UCAS Code: L250
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

85%

Subjects
  • Politics
Student score
95% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

CCC

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
29

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available 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

85%

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

This course is delivered by experts in international relations, history, politics and global security, giving you the opportunity to specialise in any or all of these areas. If you choose this course you will benefit from: The opportunity to apply for placements with organisations in the media, the House of Commons and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) that the department has existing links with; The opportunity to attend a number of employability events to increase your competitive advantage in the job market; Access to teaching staff who are actively engaged in research that informs teaching on your course; An international experience with international staff, an international curriculum and the options of an overseas field trip, study abroad and overseas placement; Dedicated course websites that display key information such as timetables, assignment instructions and lecture notes, which facilitate interactive learning; Events and conferences featuring national and international politicians and dignitaries; Activities and events set up by the History, International Relations, Politics and Sociology Society (HIPSOC), a society and Facebook site created and run by the students of the department.

Modules

Year 1: International relations (globalisation, power and order); world politics since 1945; introduction to political ideas; politics in action; the rise of the modern state in Europe 1860-1939; developing academic and professional skills. Year 2: Foreign policy analysis; comparative politics and governance; a graduate career; 2 options chosen from: Contemporary global security; the new European union; global inequality and development; comparative foreign policies; a history of western political thought; contemporary British government; 1 option chosen from: History of western political thought; contemporary British government. Year 3: Dissertation in the humanities and social science; 2 options chosen from: Propaganda and foreign policy; global organised crime; contemporary Chinese politics; foreign relations and security; politics of the contemporary Middle East; a field trip; options include: Post- communist Russia; political ideologies in Britain and France; politics of the contemporary Middle East; US government and politics; France 1945-2002 (conflict, change and continuity); a field trip.

Coventry University

The library

Here at Coventry we place students at the heart of everything we do. We know you want excellent teaching and plenty of it; a great student experience; and a career at the end which makes your investment of money and time worthwhile. You will be among the first to use the new 35 million students' building called TheHub, the centre of student and social life on campus.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 100%
Student score 95% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

97%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

95%

Feedback on work has been prompt

97%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

97%

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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
52% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
44% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
305 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
55% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

21%

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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