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Swansea University

International Relations

UCAS Code: L254
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

96%

Subjects
  • Politics
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£17.5k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

International Baccalaureate
33

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 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

96%

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

As a result of the sweeping changes to PGT funding already implemented for English domiciled students and now proposed for Welsh domiciled students, the College of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University is bringing the Centenary Graduate Scholarship awards to a close. The scheme will continue to operate as was advertised for students who enrolled on undergraduate schemes up to and including September 2016. The College intends to promote full details of future PGT funding sources to all students as soon as government policy becomes legislation. We have a wide range of employability opportunities that enhance the career prospects for our students. We offer a semester abroad in Hong Kong or the USA or a year abroad in the US or Europe; we have a credit bearing internship with the Welsh Assembly Government and work placements. Students can study a 'Parliamentary Studies' module which includes sessions with members of parliament and the House of Lords, visits to the Palace of Westminster. Staff from the Houses of Parliament will deliver some classes and will be available to act as informal project advisors to students who take the follow on Dissertation in parliamentary studies module. All students have a personal tutor who provides academic and pastoral support.

Modules

Swansea University

Singleton Campus

Swansea University offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. A modern approach to learning is backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Swansea surely offers one of the best university locations in the world.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
15%
85%

Year 1

15%
85%

Year 2

10%
90%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
55%
43%
2%

Year 1

43%
50%
7%

Year 2

4%
86%
10%

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 86%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

61%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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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
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
29% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
286 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 £17.5k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

10%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

13%

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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