Politics with International Relations at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Ready to become a critical-thinker and unlock global insights to help shape the world's future? Course description Studying BSc (Hons) Politics with International Relations at Aston University will equip you with a profound understanding of global politics and international dynamics, fostering critical thinking and practical skills. You will have the opportunity to explore major political topics going beyond the UK and Europe, covering Africa, Asia and North America. You will not only study the traditional subjects of the discipline, including security, political economy or democracy, but also have the chance to investigate exciting topics such as gender, religion, sports or technology. You will delve into international politics, analysing the dynamic political, economic and social forces that shape policies, cause conflicts and facilitate cooperation. This exploration will deepen your understanding of complex global interactions and prepare you for informed decision-making in a rapidly evolving world. You will be taught by research-active staff who are experts in their respective fields and who constantly update their teaching based on the newest research findings. Opting for the placement year will provide you with invaluable real-world experience, boosting your employability. Whether you choose to work, teach or study abroad, you will benefit from Aston University’s extensive global connections with employers, schools and universities. Key benefits

  • Gold standard teaching – Aston University was awarded Gold – the highest possible rating for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2023)
  • Safe in our hands – Politics at Aston University was ranked 5th in the UK for ‘graduate prospects – on track’ (Complete University Guide, 2023).
  • Earn more – Our graduates are among the highest paid in the country, earning on average £36,100 five years after graduating (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2023)
  • Experiential learning – Experience learning by doing with innovative modules like the award-winning EuroSim module
  • Our academics are clear – 96% of students felt that teaching staff were good or very good at explaining things (Politics programmes; National Student Survey, 2023)
Course details Modules 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 Assessment method 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

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £18250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees listed are for 2024 entry. For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies. For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.
Politics with International Relations at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS