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Course summary

International Relations studies:

  • actions and challenges that transcend national boundaries
  • the resulting conflicts or attempts at cooperation
How do states cope with our highly complex and interconnected world? How can we tackle problems like climate change, global economic inequality, and interstate war? Do our very ideas about state power, sovereignty, democracy, justice, legitimacy, and order have to change? Guided by leading academics and researchers in the field, you will explore:
  • the origins and evolution of the state system
  • the emergence of global non-state actors
  • the power of international institutions
  • the driving forces behind international cooperation and conflict
Quantitative methods Data is becoming increasingly important in political decision-making and political research. On this programme, one quarter of your study time will be devoted to quantitative methods, and systematically developing your skills in politics and statistics. You will learn how to research political issues by using data in a practical setting. Quantitative skills underpin effective evidence-based planning within:
  • government
  • the private sector
  • international organisations
We aim to equip you for the job market with key skills in data analysis and statistics. Internship opportunities You will have the opportunity to complete an internship, allowing you to gain practical experience and further strengthen your skills. Our placement hosts include prestigious institutions such as:
  • the Scottish Government
  • NHS Scotland
  • private-sector employers
Q-Step support and funding This programme receives support and funding from the UK-wide Q-Step initiative. This mean you will benefit from small class sizes and be able to develop your skills in close proximity to experts. There is also plenty of support available if you are less confident with maths.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application codes

Course code:
2W3A
Institution code:
E56
Campus name:
Central area campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Detailed entry requirements, including typical offer levels, and information about other qualifications we accept, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website. You’ll also find important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.ed.ac.uk/ug/2W3A

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about minimum qualification requirements for this course

https://www.ed.ac.uk/ug/2W3A


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Total 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.
TOEFL (iBT)92Total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
Cambridge English AdvancedTotal 176 with at least 162 in each component.
Cambridge English ProficiencyTotal 176 with at least 162 in each component.
Trinity ISEISE II with distinctions in all four components.
PTE Academic62Total 62 with at least 54 in each component.

Regardless of your nationality or country of residence, you must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies. For SQA, GCSE and IB students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher: SQA National 5 at C; SQA Standard Grade at 3; SQA Intermediate 1 at A; SQA Intermediate 2 at C; GCSE/IGSCE at C or 4; Level 2 Certificate Grade C or IB Standard Level at 5 (English ab initio is not accepted for entry). We also accept a wider range of international qualifications and tests. English language qualifications must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the degree you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, or Trinity ISE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.

Full details of our English language requirements can be found on our website:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/entry-requirements/english-language


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £26500 Year 1
International £26500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. EU On 9th July 2020 the decision was made by the Scottish Government to end free university tuition for European Union (EU) students starting in 2021-22. Funding policy for EU nationals and associated groups starting a course of study in academic year 2022-23 or later will be in line with international fees. Full time international and EU students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme.
International Relations with Quantitative Methods at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS