What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
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.
% applicants receiving offers17%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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
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
Level 1: Ideas and ideologies; introduction to international relations; introduction to Islam and the Muslim world; introduction to Middle East politics; introduction to politics (state and society). Level 2: Democratic government; dynamics of change in international relations; foundations of western political thought; German politics and society; international organisatons; Islam, state and government; political research (theory and practice); the Israel-Palestine question; politics of Pacific Asia; theories of international relations. Level 3: 20th century German political thought; ancient and medieval political thought; British political thought since 1850; China (state and society since 1949); culture and conflict in American politics; dissertation in politics; international relations in political theory; international relations of East Asia; Islam and politics in the modern world; political extremism in Britain; the American presidency; the ethics of violence in international relations; the Middle East in the global economy; the new Germany; the political economy of the enlarged European Union; the politics of the Middle East's oil monarchies; theories of liberty.
As one of the only collegiate-style unis in the UK, coming to Durham means that you are part of a close community from the moment you arrive. With huge participation in sport, drama, arts and societies there's something for everyone. After all, where else could you spend your first year living in a castle which was also, incidentally, used as a film set for Harry Potter
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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
What do students think about this subject here?
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.
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
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
Government and Politics
What are graduates doing after six months?
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?