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Politics and International Relations and Social Policy

University of Strathclyde

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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.

Course details

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

Unistats information

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85%
Student satisfaction
67%
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
88%
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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.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL2L4
Institution code S78
Campus nameUniversity of Strathclyde
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 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

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £1820* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
International £15300 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Undergraduate students who live in Scotland will usually have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). If you have previously attended university or college or are not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde. Most undergraduate students from the rest of the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) will receive a free year of tuition as, assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study next session, this is capped at £27,750 (with the exception of the MPharm and Integrated Masters courses); MPharm students pay £9,250 for each of the four years. Students studying on Integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply. The University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. For further information, please consult the following page: https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/scholarships/. For further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.
Politics and International Relations and Social Policy at University of Strathclyde - UCAS