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 offers97%
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 complex questions of governance, justice and economics in the context of contemporary political tensions and issues. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You will engage with contemporary political questions as you study with research-active specialists, trained in innovative and exciting teaching techniques. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE Your studies can be shaped to your interests, with a wide range of options including foreign language study, and can include work placements as a sandwich year or while you study. You will receive tutorial support and personal development planning throughout the course. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students interested in the study of political power, how it is gained and used, and its consequences. 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 presentational 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 teaching, research, in voluntary organisations or media and personnel management. You will also be well placed for postgraduate study.
Core units in your first year include: an introduction to political thought, an introduction to international relations, understanding governance and politics, political economy in a globalising world, current political issues and global issues. Alongside year two's core study, you are able to select options that shape your degree to the issues or countries that most interest you and in your third year, you will write your dissertation, or undertake a work-based project, alongside further core and optional study.
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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