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University of Sussex

International Relations and Development

UCAS Code: LL29
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

87%

Subjects
  • Politics
  • Others in social studies
Student score
87% HIGH
86% MED
% employed or in further study
93% MED
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
£19k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Scottish Highers
AAABB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

International Baccalaureate
35

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

87%

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

International relations and international development share many interests and concerns. The interactions between these disciplines deepen and enhance your understanding of each subject. A core concern of international development is to understand the process of change and the conflict it generates. Meanwhile, the study of international relations places those concerns in an international environment and reinforces your appreciation of their context. The two elements of this course are linked by common interests in political economy, in particular the dual attempt to analyse the politics and economics of development.

Modules

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
17%
83%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

12%
88%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
9%
85%
6%

Year 1

3%
97%

Year 2

83%
17%

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 95%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

79%

Feedback on work has been prompt

74%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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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
39% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
371 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

5%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

13%

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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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 93%
Student score 86% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

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
41% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
46% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
19% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
355 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £19k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

5%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

15%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This section covers a range of subjects that are often very different, so if you have a particular course in mind, the data here might not fully reflect the possible outcomes from your particular choice. Graduates from these subjects tend to do similar sorts of things to graduates from other social studies courses, so welfare and community roles are common, as are education, whilst graduates also often go into marketing and HR jobs, and employment rates are good in general – but talk to course tutors and attend open days and try to get stats for the course you’re interested in.
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