Politics and International RelationsUCAS Code: L200
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Main entry requirements
AAB We do not accept two A/S Levels grades in place of one A Level. Applicants must be studying at least one of the following A-level subjects: Accounting; Economics; Finance; Business Studies; Development Studies; Government and Politics; Economic and Social History; Mathematics; Anthropology; Sociology; Philosophy; Religious Studies; English Language; English Literature; Geography; Psychology; Classical Civilisation; History; Archaeology; Communication Studies; Environmental Studies; World Development; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Modern Languages. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted for entry.
Grades AAAAB including an A in any Social Science subject. AAAAB in Scottish Highers. Applicants taking a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org Applicants not taking English Language or Mathematics at Higher level must achieve grade C in English Language and Grade B in mathematics at SCQF Level 5.
AAAAB in Scottish Highers. Applicants taking a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers should contact email@example.com Applicants not taking English Language or Mathematics at Higher level must achieve grade C in English Language and Grade B in mathematics at SCQF Level 5.
Accepted with grades DM, alongside an A level at grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.
Accepted with grades DM, alongside an A level at grade A in a different subject
The School accepts Pearson BTEC Level 3 qualifications for entry as long as it is in a relevant subject and are offered along with A levels. National Extended Diploma - accepted with grades DMM, alongside an A level at grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.
6,6,5 at Higher level, 35 points overall. Applicants offering Mathematics or Maths Methods at standard or higher level must achieve a minimum of grade 5. Applicants not holding GCSE English Language or equivalent must achieve grade 5 in standard or higher level English Language.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers84%
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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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The BSocSc (Hons) Politics and International Relations degree is our single honours course for Politics specialists. Politics at Manchester is structured around three core themes: Comparative Politics, International Politics and Political Theory. This structure extends across everything we do, from undergraduate teaching to top-level research. In your first two years studying Politics and International Relations you will take courses from across these three core areas as well as being able to choose options from other disciplines within the Social Sciences such as Economics or Sociology or in other areas such as History, Philosophy or languages. By your final year you will have acquired an advanced understanding of Politics which will have prepared you to study a selection of our specialised year three options which reflect the research expertise of our staff. Our significant size allows us to support internationally recognised research across a broad range of areas within and across these themes, including several large and distinctive specialist research clusters . This also contributes to the quality of our teaching at undergraduate level; we offer you a wide range of course units that builds directly on our research expertise. We will help you to develop solid intellectual foundations within the discipline, while also giving you increasing choice and diversity of subjects and approaches as you progress through your second and third years.
As the biggest single-site University in the country, in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, the University of Manchester gives students an unrivalled and unique learning experience. You'll enjoy studying at a world-class institution and being at the centre of a dynamic student population. The Students' Union has more than 300 student-run societies, from Aikido to Zoology.
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