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BA(Hons) Politics and International Relations allows you to study both subjects equally or specialise in aspects of either programme. Looking at everything from how popular movements, cultures and great thinkers view conflicts, to the EU, terrorism and the abuse of human rights, you’ll benefit from the support of our inspirational staff and interactive teaching. The course is designed to give you a strong balance of academic knowledge and the practical skills employers seek. Hone your skills on interesting work placements in years two and three. Study in Europe or the USA as part of your degree, and gain valuable extra experience by volunteering with one of our industry contacts. Go on field trips to places such as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to see modern politics in action. Attend our fortnightly student-staff events where guest speakers discuss contemporary issues and explain the role of politics in different professions. We also hold regular research events where you can debate contemporary political issues, and test out and strengthen your professional skills. Politics and international relations graduates are in demand across many professions. They find jobs in government, the civil service, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), accountancy, human resources, media and journalism. You could also get involved in research or education, or specialise further with postgraduate study.
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How to apply
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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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|Campus name||Frenchay Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|A level||No specific subjects required. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||No specific subjects required.|
|Access to HE Diploma||No specific subjects required.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||No specific subjects required.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Grade C / 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.|
Relevant subjects: History, Government and Politics, Sociology, English Literature, English Language, Psychology and Geography We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UWE Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. If you don't meet the entry requirements of this course, you may be eligible for Foundation Year entry into this or other related degree courses.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|