Aston University is The Guardian's 'University of the Year' 2020. Course outline As a student on the BSc (Hons) Politics with International Relations course, you’ll have the opportunity to explore political topics going beyond the UK and Europe, covering North America, South Asia, China, Japan or the emerging global powers. You will acquire the ability to analyse and understand political problems, socio-cultural change and political institutions and structures. On the international relations strand of the course, you’ll get an introduction to the international state system and to the structure and purpose of international organisations, such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and NATO. You will develop a knowledge and understanding of the nature between states and also of the roles played by international institutions, other intergovernmental organisations, multinational corporations and NGOs. Key benefits
- 95 per cent of students studying ‘BSc (Hons) Politics with International Relations’ at Aston said that their course was intellectually stimulating (National Student Survey, 2020).
- Politics at Aston was ranked 11th in the UK for ‘research quality’ (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020).
- Politics at Aston was ranked 6th in the UK for the percentage of graduates in employment or further study, five years after graduating (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2020).
- Employed Aston politics graduates earn £3,600 (13 per cent) more than the UK average, five years after graduation (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2020).
For more information on this course and a full list of modules, visit the course page: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/politics-international-relations-bsc/september-2022
For more information on the methods of assessment on this course, visit the course page: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/politics-international-relations-bsc/september-2022
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed carefully, including previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated above. Entry onto our Foundation Year maybe offered as an alternative to the degree course if lower entry grades are achieved. Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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