What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
AAA including A in an essay-based subject. Contextual offer: ABB including A in an essay-based subject. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.
SH: AAAAB and AH: AA including an essay-based subject
DDD in a relevant subject, such as Health and Social Care or Public Services
36 overall including 18 points at Higher Level with 6 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject. Contextual offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers57%
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
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Bristol has an impressive reputation for teaching and research in politics and international relations and this course offers an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges. You will study the politics of individual countries and governments and the relationships between countries, communities, and individuals. The first year includes four compulsory units to ensure you have a solid grounding in the discipline. You will have greater choice as you progress through the course. Your final year includes a range of units, which are closely linked to staff research interests. Units cover subjects such as political theory, international relations, UK politics, US politics, gender, security and conflict. There is an emphasis on research skills, with a compulsory unit in the first year and a dissertation in the final year. The dissertation enables you to conduct a piece of supervised political research on a topic of your choice. You will have the opportunity to spend half a year studying abroad at a partner university; see our Global Opportunities website for more information, http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international-office/go-abroad/
The University of Bristol is world-renowned with a reputation for academic excellence and has a vibrant student community that's passionate about everything from volunteering to hot air ballooning. Come to Bristol to earn a brilliant degree, develop interests and make life-long friends. It's easy to get involved: our students take part in 192 societies and 52 sports clubs.
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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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