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University of Nottingham

International Relations and Global Issues

UCAS Code: L25A

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

Access to HE Diploma

D:12,M:18

GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M1

GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

Please contact the school for further information.

Please contact the school for further information.

Please contact the school for further information.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

Please contact the school for further information.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Scottish Highers at AAABB are also required; GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Scottish Advanced Highers at AA are also required; GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

A Levels at AA are also required; GCSE requirements – English grade C (numeric grade 4)

UCAS Tariff

112-153

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

International relations

Designed to help you develop a broad understanding of the subject, this course includes a year abroad at one of 25 overseas institutions in locations such as Australia, Canada and Hong Kong. You will focus on the areas of international relations, comparative politics, British political history, political theory and global issues, and will also have the opportunity to study a language if you wish. This course includes a fourth year at postgraduate level which incorporates a selection of advanced modules and a dissertation. The School of Politics and International Relations offers one of the most dynamic environments for the study of politics and international relations in the UK.

Modules

Designed to introduce you to key concepts and theories, your first year will include modules in international relations, comparative politics, British political history and political theory. You will be able to choose a number of optional modules from other schools and departments across the University, including a variety of languages. Your second year will be spent looking at global issues at one of 25 partner institutions around the world. Back in Nottingham, you will spend your third year studying a variety of optional modules. A dissertation on a subject of your choice will form the core of your final year and you will also be able to choose from a selection of postgraduate level modules.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Nottingham

Department:

School of Politics and International Relations

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
low
International relations

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Politics

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Politics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Media professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

International relations

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£27k

£27k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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