King's College London, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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
|IELTS (Academic)||7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill|
|PTE Academic||69 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 Advanced||185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill|
|Trinity ISE||Level III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill|
|Institution's Own Test||Pass 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.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|