University of Liverpool has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This flexible and broad programme explores the different approaches to political science in a range of national and international settings. You will explore political ideas, systems and processes and you will learn how to collect data, develop knowledge and construct arguments. We place particular emphasis on developing your communication skills. You will be introduced to the building blocks of political studies, and no prior specialist knowledge is required. Based on academic performance, Year Three students studying Politics at Single Honours or as a Major may apply to take part in the Parliamentary Placement Scheme. This programme is available with a Year in China. The Year in China allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China please put the option code YC in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.
This course offers the following subject options:
- Year in China
Students who take a Single Honours degree in this subject are required to take a 25% minor subject in their first year of study. Please visit the academic department’s website to see the latest listings and information about available about minor subjects.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||BTEC applications are encouraged. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits and may make offers at DDM, with 100 out of 180 credits at Distinction.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits M: 15 credits||45 level 3 credits in graded units in a relevant Diploma, including 30 at Distinction and a further 15 with at least Merit|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||33 points||33 points with no score less than 4|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||A||Accepted at grade A with two A levels at BB|
|Extended Project||A||Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|