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UCL (University College London)

Politics, Sociology and East European Studies

UCAS Code: LR27
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

136-144

% applicants receiving offers

76%

Subjects
  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Russian & East European studies
Student score
76% LOW
95% HIGH
71% LOW
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
91% LOW
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£28.6k HIGH
£21k HIGH
£23.1k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA-AAB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB-AAA

BTEC Diploma
DDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136-144 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

76%

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

£9,250

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
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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 degree programme combines training in politics, international relations and security issues with specialist courses studying the region which are of contemporary relevance in view of the enlargement of NATO and the EU and the changing international situation.

Modules

Year 1: Core course in politics; options from: economics; geography; sociology; East European language. Year 2: Russian government; politics and government in Eastern Europe; options from: history; economics; sociology or further study of politics or the chosen East European language. Year 3: 1st term is spent studying in Eastern Europe, normally at the Masaryk University of Brno in the Czech Republic studying the political transition of the region; dissertation on a politics topic; back in London to complete the degree with options in: contemporary migration; study in depth of Russian foreign policy.

UCL (University College London)

Main campus

Welcome to University College London, the capital's leading multi-disciplinary university with 8,000 staff and 25,000 students. Our university is a modern, outward-looking institution, committed to engaging with the major issues of our times. We have a global reach - almost two-thirds of our student body come from outside the UK, from 150 countries. UCL today is a true academic powerhouse.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
14%
86%

Year 1

13%
87%

Year 2

10%
90%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
69%
31%

Year 1

38%
62%

Year 2

44%
56%

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 81%
Student score 76% LOW
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

57%

Feedback on work has been prompt

57%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

69%

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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
65% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
63% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
17% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
519 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
94% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £28.6k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

14%

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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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

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

100%

Feedback on work has been prompt

100%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

100%

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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
50% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
79% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
25% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
468 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
95% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £21k HIGH
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

6%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as education, community and youth work, housing and social work. But sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job – obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, sport, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.
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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 73%
Student score 71% LOW
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

55%

Feedback on work has been prompt

50%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

61%

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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
54% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
470 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £23.1k HIGH
Graduates who are media professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

22%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most graduates studying a Russian and East European course studied Russian, and with Russia playing an important part in world business and politics, graduates are in demand. This is an elite group – fewer than 200 UK graduates got degrees in this subject in 2012, but they usually command some of the highest salaries of all language graduates. London was by far the most likely place for Russian graduates to work in the UK and naturally, a reasonable proportion went overseas. Postgraduate study (usually in law or languages) is also quite common – this is a growing area for the UK.
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