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University of Hull

Philosophy and Politics

UCAS Code: LV25
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Politics
  • Philosophy
Student score
87% HIGH
73% LOW
% employed or in further study
96% MED
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
£17k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MDD

International Baccalaureate
30

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

100%

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

Studying philosophy and politics together teaches you to think about matters of fundamental importance from a wider perspective. No university except Oxford and Cambridge produces as many MPs and special advisers as Hull. We offer the largest integrated Westminster placement scheme in the UK, with unmatched access to MPs. You can secure three months' work experience in the House of Commons, or you could spend the first three months of your final year studying at a university in Europe, the USA or Hong Kong, giving your studies an international context. See our website for more information.

Modules

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Brymor Jones Library

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
16%
84%

Year 1

12%
88%

Year 2

8%
92%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
55%
45%

Year 1

48%
52%

Year 2

30%
65%
5%

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 94%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

99%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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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
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
33% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
343 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

17%

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 74%
Student score 73% LOW
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

Staff are good at explaining things

83%

Received sufficient advice and support

71%

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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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
35% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
283 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are other administrative occupations

10%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Although there aren't a lot of jobs around for professional philosophers, philosophy degrees are an increasingly popular option, with more than 2,300 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2012. Nearly a quarter of philosophy graduates take a postgraduate qualification, and it's a relatively common subject at both Masters and doctorate level – so if you think academic life might be for you, think ahead about how you might fund further study. For those who go into work, philosophy grads tend to go into education, management, marketing, community work, human resources and the finance industry, while a few even went into IT, where their logical training can be very useful.
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