King's College London, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: King’s College London

Politics

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Course summary

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The interaction of people, ideas and institutions is central to shaping the outcomes of political processes and government decision-making at global, national, regional and local levels. Our Politics BA/BSc will develop your knowledge and understanding of the relationship between government and society and explore questions of political order and decision making. Key benefits

  • Our Politics BA/BSc course offers a demanding and stimulating programme of study covering international politics, comparative politics, and political theory, with an emphasis on developing your analytical and research skills.
  • You will learn to think critically and independently about key issues in politics and develop a range of skills to support your intellectual, vocational and personal development.
  • Given the interdisciplinary nature of the department, you will also have many opportunities to explore the interplay between politics and economics.
  • Sitting within the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, the Department of Political Economy has an interdisciplinary, social science ethos, fostering a stimulating intellectual environment that has attracted leading scholars.
  • Our research-led curriculum encourages critical analysis and debate on contemporary international political and policy issues.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

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Course codeL240
Institution code K60
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. At least one essay-focused subject preferred.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.
Access to HE Diploma D: 39 credits M: 6 credits P: 0 credits Access to Humanities Diploma (or similar subject). Preference for essay-focused Level 3 study.
Scottish Higher AAA Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. At least one essay based subject at Advanced Higher preferred.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 points including 7,6,6 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. At least one essay-focused subject preferred at HL.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H1, H2, H2, H2 At least one essay-focused subject preferred.
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, D3 Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered. At least one essay-focused subject preferred.

Preferred subjects: At least one essay-focused subject preferred Required subjects: None


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill
PTE Academic69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill
TOEFL (iBT)100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills
Cambridge English Advanced185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
Cambridge English Proficiency185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
Trinity ISELevel III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill
Institution's Own TestPass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 7

We also accept the English Language component of a number of International and European qualifications as meeting our English Language requirements. These can include GCSE English, the International Baccalaureate, the Abitur or the French Baccalaureat. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band B.

Band B

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/english-language.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For International and EU fees and information, please see the course details on our online prospectus: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/index The fees stated are for entry in the forthcoming September. If you are applying for deferred entry, to commence the following September, fees may be subject to change. All International applicants (including EU fee-paying applicants) to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.
Politics at King's College London, University of London - UCAS