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University of Surrey

International Politics

UCAS Code: L290
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Politics
Student score
84% MED
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

AAB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAABB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available 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

89%

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

Our BSc degree programmes are designed to make sure that, along with your chosen specialisation, you get a full grounding in the discipline as a whole. In addition, we also take great care to provide you with a wide set of practical abilities that will serve you well, whatever career you wish to pursue.

Modules

Year 1: applied political skills 1; introduction to politics; introduction to international relations; introduction to social and political theory; introduction to study and research skills; introduction to social policy; British politics and elections; introduction to European integration; contemporary international history. Year 2:applied political skills 2; approaches to research; research methods; comparative government and politics; international relations theories; foreign policy analysis; policy analysis; politics of the European union; international organisations; political ideologies; security studies; intermediate social and political theory; international political economy. Year 3: applied political skills 3 (not credit-bearing); dissertation; greening the EU; European defence; advanced readings in global policies; case studies in globalisation; policy making in practice; American foreign policy; critical terrorism studies; engendering world politics; politics of the middle east; political communication and media; negotiating politics; cosmopolitanism, global justice and democracy; states and markets; defence in the post-cold war world.

University of Surrey

University entrance

Giving students a competitive edge for their future. That's what we do, and it's what we have been doing since our first students passed through our doors in 1894. The beautiful, landscaped grounds of the University campus are an ideal place to study, relax and socialise in. Safe and secure, the campus has a friendly, close-knit and cosmopolitan community.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
15%
85%

Year 1

15%
85%

Year 2

11%
89%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
31%
64%
5%

Year 1

19%
77%
4%

Year 2

21%
74%
5%

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 85%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

74%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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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
42% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
448 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

5%

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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