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Course summary

Are you going to change society for the better? Start with a BSc in Politics and international Relations from the University of Southampton. Our programme offers a firm grounding in the three main areas of: political theory, comparative politics, and international relations. You'll then have the opportunity to specialise in areas of current political importance including globalisation, public policy, constitutional politics, global politics, political systems, democracy and the modern state, and more. Through a wide range of optional modules, you'll also be introduced to crucial political debates such as the dilemmas of modern migration, the role of the media, and the future of the European Union. Our BSc Politics and International Relations degree is designed to develop skills in analytical and critical thinking, as well as highly valued independent research skills. This programme can help lead to careers in politics, national and international political institutions, the civil service, think tanks, campaign organizations, as well as careers in business and journalism.

Modules

On our Politics and International Relations course you will acquire a grounding in the theory and practise of global politics and develop an in-depth understanding of the contemporary political world. Some of the modules you may study include Understanding the Social World; Cinema and Political Theory; and Advanced Social Data Science For further module information visit https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/politics-international-relations-degree-bsc#modules

Assessment method

Modules are examined through a combination of examinations and coursework, and the specific arrangements vary according to module. Final degree classifications are based on marks from the second and third years.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L260
Institution code:
S27
Campus name:
Main Site - Highfield Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate. You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard to the A level applicant. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Faculty Admissions Team at [email protected]

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

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/politics/undergraduate/courses/l260_bsc_politics_and_international_relations.page


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £22300 Year 1
EU £22300 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see our website for further details and updates : www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding.page
Politics and International Relations at University of Southampton - UCAS