What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
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.
% applicants receiving offers89%
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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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.
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.
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
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
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.
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
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
Government and Politics
What are graduates doing after six months?
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?