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Our BA Politics degree is one of the most popular undergraduate programmes in the department of POLSIS. It will provide you with an excellent understanding of the main approaches, theories and debates in politics. Politics looks at how power is exercised, how political decisions are made, and who these decisions are made by. On the BA Politics degree you will learn about campaigns, elections, protest movements, policy issues and political ideals. You will explore different political arguments, rival theories and alternative explanations, whilst developing your skills in analytical and critical enquiry, debating and self-motivation.
For a full list and detailed description of modules on offer, please visit the course page on our website: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/courses/undergraduate/govsoc/political-science.aspx
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAB||3 A Levels required|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma are all accepted but subjects are considered on a case by case basis - contact us for further guidance.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||For students starting their course in 2019 the entry requirements are 6,6,5 at Higher Level with a minimum of 32 points overall.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted in place of a non-required A level with the equivalent grade.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Accepted in place of A levels with the following grade equivalencies: D2 = A*; D3 = A; M2 = B. Combinations of A levels and Principle subjects are accepted. NB required subjects must be offered (see A level Section)|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|