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University of Leeds

Arabic and International Relations

UCAS Code: TLP2
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time, abroad 2018
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

83%

Subjects
  • Politics
  • Modern Middle Eastern studies
Student score
82% MED
78% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
91% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20.5k MED
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A,B,B

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BB in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers, or B in Advanced Highers and AAABB in Highers, or AABBBB in Highers

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDM

International Baccalaureate
34

34 points overall with 16 at Higher Level.

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

83%

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

Not available

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

From the Arabic language to International Relations theory and Middle Eastern politics, this varied degree allows you to become fluent in a major world language while gaining an in-depth insight into the ways that countries interact with each other. Core modules will build your knowledge of Arabic from beginners’ level, while introducing you to the key concepts and theories of international relations. You’ll also spend a year in an Arabic-speaking country to improve your language skills and immerse yourself in the local culture. Optional modules in both subjects will allow you to shape your degree to suit you, with topics including Comparative Politics, development, US foreign policy, terrorism and security studies, the culture and society of the Arab world, Middle East history and politics or skills like Arabic-English translating or interpreting.

Modules

University of Leeds

Brotherton Library

Studying at the University of Leeds and becoming a member of Leeds University Union will provide you with an experience like no other. The campus nestled in the heart of Leeds is a hive of activity from world-class research to inspirational academic lectures and exceptional Union events. We have more than 300 clubs and societies for sports, dance, media, politics and volunteering.

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 89%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Staff value students' opinions

76%

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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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
51% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
405 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £20.5k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are media professionals

9%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

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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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 85%
Student score 78% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

62%

Feedback on work has been prompt

50%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Staff value students' opinions

92%

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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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
61% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
411 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% 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 £18k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

7%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

7%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Mainly covering the study of Turkish or Arabic, this isn't a very common degree choice for UK students - just 150 students graduated in this area in 2013 - so bear that in mind when drawing conclusions from any employment and salary stats. If you are interested in studying this subject, then it's a good idea go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course and what previous graduates went on to do.
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