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University of Lincoln

International Relations and Social Policy

UCAS Code: LLL2 L
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Politics
  • Social policy
Student score
83% MED
79% MED
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
CCC

CCC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
DDD

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMM

BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit.

International Baccalaureate
27

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 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

International Relations is one of the University of Lincolnâ??s Politics courses. You have opportunities to undertake voluntary, competitive work placements with local councils. These offer valuable experience of a professional social policy environment and are coordinated around your studies. It is a chance to observe how social policy is set by central government and executed by local authorities, including how competing priorities can result in difficult decisions on where to allocate resources. Field trips have included visits to the United Nations headquarters in New York and the European Parliament in Strasbourg and Brussels.

Modules

Level 1: Applying Research (Social Sciences); Global Conflicts and Contexts; Identity and Citizenship; Social Issues and Social Justice. Level 2: Challenges and Change in Social Policy I; Challenges and Change in Social Policy II; Comparative Regionalism; Diversity, Difference and Exclusion; Ideology into Practice; Thinking International Relations. Optional module: Researching in Social Policy; Researching Politics and International Relations. Level 3: Analysing the Policy Process; Independent Study (Social Sciences); Understanding the Policy Process; Globalisation and Developing Societies. Optional modules: Body Politics; Community and Conflict 1; Community and Conflict 2; Human Rights (Social Sciences); War Crimes and Genocide.

University of Lincoln

Brayford campus

The winning combination of a safe, student-centred community within a vibrant city centre makes Lincoln a fantastic place to live and study. Our stunning Brayford Pool campus is located in the exciting waterfront area of this beautiful historic city. We are ranked among the best in the UK for student satisfaction in the latest NSS survey, and nine out of ten of our most recent graduates were in work or further study six months after finishing their course, with two thirds in graduate level roles.

 

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

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 83%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

81%

Feedback on work has been prompt

81%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
30% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
306 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales supervisors

8%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

22%

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 86%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

71%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

57%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
37% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
291 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
62% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Just under 1,500 students graduated in social policy in 2012, which makes it one of the smaller social studies subjects. This is a popular subject at Masters level – over 1,000 Masters in social policy were awarded last year - and so a lot of the more sought-after jobs in management and research tend to go to social policy graduates with postgraduate degrees. For those who leave university after their first degree, then jobs in social care (especially community and youth work) and education, marketing and HR are popular – along with local government, although there are fewer of those jobs around than in the past.
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