What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
96-120 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels.
A minimum of two Higher Level subjects.
96-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers93%
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.
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 course explores contemporary global issues through international frameworks, in the context of a rapidly changing global system. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You will study up-to-the-minute issues with research-active lecturers, learning from innovative teaching methods, simulations and pop-up seminars. You will have opportunities to publish your work in our student journal, or to study or work abroad. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE Your studies can be tailored to your needs, with a wide range of options to choose from. Career-enhancing skills are built into the degree programme, and you can undertake a work placement as either a sandwich year or during your study. OPTIONAL PATHWAYS You may follow optional history or international development studies pathways through this degree, leading to exit awards: - BA (Hons) International Relations with History BA (Hons) International Relations with International Development Studies WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students who want to understand key developments in an increasingly changing world. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED The course includes opportunities for work placements, and through your studies you will develop various skills such as team working, time and project management, analysis and presentation skills. You will also have the opportunity to work or study abroad. AFTER THE COURSE You will be prepared for a range of graduate careers, such as political risk analysis, public relations, international business and consultancy. You will also be well placed for postgraduate study.
First year units are designed to give you a solid foundation in international politics and political science more broadly. Covering these areas allows you to make informed choices about your level two options and the future direction of your degree. In the second year you study two core options that further deepen your knowledge of international politics and sharpen your analytical skills. In the third year, you will undertake a dissertation or major project in an area of your choice. Beyond this, there is an extensive range of other options so that you can specialise further in your final year.
Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.
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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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