From constitutions to wars and terrorism – Politics & International Relations covers a range of important issues. This new social policy degree programme gives you the opportunity to learn more about the social and economic challenges facing Scottish society and enables you to place these in a broader international and comparative perspective. Why Politics and International Relations and Social Policy at Strathclyde? Join a vibrant research and teaching environment for a first-class student experience, as evidenced by excellent scores in consecutive National Student Surveys. This is a leading School with a global reputation for both teaching and research. Benefit from award-winning international academics engaged in real-world research in various fields including elections and voting, public policy, political parties, comparative political systems, international relations and security studies. Politics & International Relations at Strathclyde is ranked 1st in Scotland for research impact beyond academia. It has a long tradition of engagement with both national and global media organisations, government, parliament and international organisations such as the EU and OECD. Enhance your future employability by learning cutting-edge research skills in the areas of data science and quantitative and qualitative methods from leading scholars in the field. Politics & International Relations students benefit from opportunities for university internships, employer placements, international exchanges and work as paid research assistants for leading academics. Your Career Strathclyde Politics and International Relations enhances graduate employability opportunities in careers in the civil service and areas of government, research, parliament, the media, education and commerce, among many other areas.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible 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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||University of Strathclyde|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB - ABB||GCSE English Language 6/B or Literature 6/B, GCSE Maths 4/C|
|Scottish Higher||AAAA||Higher English, Maths/Applications of Mathematics National 5 B, or equivalent|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||36 points||Maths SL5|
|Scottish HNC||Pass||HNC Social Sciences: A in Graded Unit; Maths National 5 B, or equivalent|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.