What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Grades ABB (General Studies accepted).
Grades AB (including a language if you wish to study two languages), plus Highers at majority A/B grades
34 points with 6 5 5 at HL
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers81%
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
This course allows you to understand how we have responded to international political, economic and social challenges since the Second World War. Students of International Relations study politics in regional and global contexts, examine challenges to foreign policy decision making, and consider problems of security, international development and international politics of dynamic regions, including the ‘Global North’ and ‘South’. Opt for this course and you will learn about the conflicts between states and their ability - or inability - to co-operate. If you are interested in going beyond the headlines on international affairs, this is the course for you. The course blends concepts with case studies to equip you with specific methods of analysis in international relations, the kind of analytical skills that employers value. The International Relations course offers you the opportunity to combine your studies with an elective from a range including: Business Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Economics, English, French, Geography, German, History, Politics, Mandarin Chinese, Social Policy, Sociology, and Spanish. You will not be expected to have studied the minor subjects at school in most cases. The exceptions are English (A-Level grade B or above), Economics (GCSE Mathematics grade C or above) and taking two languages (A-Level in one of them).
Year 1: Areas studied include international relations, current international issues, the international system and recent European history. Year 2: Areas studied include foreign policy analysis, international organisations, twentieth-century American politics, protest and resistance, the European Union and security studies. Year 3: Areas studied include terrorism and political violence, major current global challenges, revolutions, Britain and the EU, gender, immigration, nationalism, politics and religion, and regional politics.
The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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Government and Politics
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