International Relations and Social PolicyUCAS Code: LLL2
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Main entry requirements
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.
% applicants receiving offers100%
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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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This joint programme draws on a range of social science disciplines to examine challenging and controversial national and international issues such as human rights, poverty and social exclusion. International Relations is the study of how political, economic and cultural forces interact to mould relationships between nations. Social Policy examines how the decisions that determine the way we live are made. Studying these two interdisciplinary subjects together provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the way in which the national concerns of a country feed into its social policy agenda. Teaching is informed by the research expertise of academic staff from the School of Social and Political Sciences, who contribute to national policy debates and are engaged in research across a range of specialisms, currently including the politics of welfare, gender and sexuality, the international political economy, war crimes and genocide, and the politics of global health.
The first year of the degree introduces central issues and concepts in international relations, social policy and the social sciences. Students can learn about social problems and social policies in the UK and overseas, whilst developing research and IT skills. In the second year, students may build on this foundation and choose from a range of optional modules covering subjects of special interest, such as intelligence and national security, international relations in the Middle East, war crimes, community and policy making, families and human rights. In the final year, students are expected to produce an independent study in a research area of their choice. For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.
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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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