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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Politics
Student score
84% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers

Scottish Advanced Highers

A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC Public Services is not accepted

International Baccalaureate

If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


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


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

Politics isn’t just something that happens at Westminster: it’s part of the fabric of everyday life. It covers the hyperlocal to the global; from decisions about what we eat or wear to decisions about war and peace. This flexible degree programme will give you a broad foundation in the subject, whilst allowing you to focus on the kinds of politics that fascinate you most. A key benefit of studying politics is the wide array of professions open to you after you graduate. The degree is especially ideal for those with ambitions to work in politics, the civil service, local government, journalism, teaching, law or business. Throughout your degree you’ll learn how to argue clearly and persuasively, to analyse complex texts and make careful, well-informed decisions. Your critical thinking abilities will be put to use as you learn to identify issues and propose workable solutions, as well as listen, communicate, understand and persuade. These are skills that are highly prized by employers. You’ll also get a broad range of support, from employability skills development to opportunities to go on study trips, do voluntary work, study abroad or do work placements. These will help you to differentiate yourself and give you skills for life. The highly modular structure of our degree allows you to structure your course as you see fit. You’ll get a core grounding in the subject then have the freedom to choose from a range of more specialist modules. This might take you into theoretical debates about the nature of the international system, or into the fine detail of EU policies and how they might apply to the UK. All our teaching is research-led, meaning our courses are at the cutting edge of the discipline. You’ll learn from active researchers and practitioners in local and national government. In your final year you have the opportunity to write a dissertation on a subject of your choice, supported by an academic with relevant expertise. You can also take advantage of a limited number of parliamentary internships and European placements.


University of East Anglia UEA

On campus

With a wonderfully diverse range of courses and superb extra-curricular clubs and societies run by one of the most dynamic student unions in the country, UEA is a great place to both live and learn. Located in the beautiful city of Norwich it becomes no wonder UEA is consistently one of the best universities for student satisfaction.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
29% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
48% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
408 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 £19k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The numbers of people taking politics degrees fell sharply last year and we'll keep an eye on this one - it can't really be because of graduates getting poor outcomes as politics grads do about as well as graduates on average. Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Jobs in local and central government are also important. Other popular jobs include marketing and PR, youth and community work, finance roles, HR and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Because so many graduates get jobs in the civil service, a lot of graduates find themselves in London after graduating. Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in five politics graduates go on to take another course - usually a one-year Masters - after they finish their degrees.
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