University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Politics and Security

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Course summary

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This course addresses the nature of threats to security, how states seek to manage and neutralise those threats, and how security is situated within the wider practice and theory of international politics. You will study theories of international politics alongside developments in security, and international institutions such as NATO, across the 20th century and up to the present day. The range of optional modules is wider than at other universities, covering security, intelligence studies, terrorism studies, military and international history, and international politics. You can choose to study modules from the University-Wide Language Programme (UWLP) as part of this course, and will have the opportunity to spend up to one year in a university outside of the UK on a study abroad exchange placement, as well as the opportunity to undertake a work placement. There is an emphasis on developing key skills for employability, including through access to the WORDSCOPE programme and the Salford Advantage scheme. With recent developments in Crimea, the al-Qaeda led attacks of 11 September 2001, and the controversy surrounding Edward Snowden’s leak of classified intelligence material, there has never been a more important time to study International Politics and Security at the University of Salford.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeL294
Institution code S03
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 104 - 112 points To be obtained from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent
A level 104 - 112 UCAS tariff points to be obtained from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent. General Studies accepted. History and / or Politics desirable but not essential.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points Politics or History Preferred.
Scottish Higher 104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points Politics or History Preferred.
AS AS Levels are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104-112 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104-112 UCAS Tariff Points
Scottish Advanced Higher 104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points Politics or History preferred
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Extended Project Extended Project Qualifications are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points History / Politics desirable but not essential
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points in combination with other Level 3 qualifications History / Politics desirable but not essential
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points History / Politics desirable but not essential
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C/4 or above in English required. Grade C/4 or above in Maths preferred but not essential.

Fees and funding

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University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford
M5 4WT


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0300 555 5030

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Additional information

Monday 6 July to Wednesday 12 August 9am until 5pm (except Fridays 10 am until 4pm), Thursday 13 August, 7.30am to 7pm, Friday 14 August 8am to 6pm, Saturday 15 August 10am to 4pm, Sunday 16 August Closed, Monday 17 August 9am to 5pm (and from this date on, except for Fridays 10am to 4pm).


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0161 295 4545

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International Politics and Security at University of Salford - UCAS