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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

93%

Subjects
  • Politics
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

AAB

Scottish Highers
AAAAB

AAAAB

BTEC Diploma
DDD

Relevant subject area required.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

Relevant subject area required.

International Baccalaureate
34

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

93%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to political analysis; British politics; comparing modern politics; human nature, reason and desire, and introduction to western political thought; the globalisation of world politics. Year 2: Comparing political change, from dictatorship to democracy; contemporary political theory; political analysis, approaches and methods; the analysis of British politics; the global political economy; contemporary international affairs; foundations of modern political thought; international relations theory; the making of new labour; the politics of government of the European union. Year 3: Political explanation.

University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
11%
89%

Year 1

11%
89%

Year 2

8%
92%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
50%
50%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

8%
92%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

71%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
26% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
43% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
405 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
87% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

4%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Other popular industries include marketing and PR, management consultancy, youth and community work, the finance industry and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in six politics graduates go on to take another course to get a Masters after they finish their degrees.
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