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Politics

Queen Mary University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Queen Mary, University of London

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Course summary

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Study power, identity, conflict and society, as well as the systems and organisations that govern the world. A degree in politics from Queen Mary can lead to domestic and international careers in government, education, media, business and beyond. You'll graduate with the skills needed to analyse and make sense of our ever-changing world. Our single honours BA is taught by academics who have close links to the world of British and International politics. The programme is designed to give you an excellent grounding in the discipline, covering political theory, ideas and ideologies, and government and institutions. You'll also explore comparative politics, which considers the different national and international political institutions in Britain, the USA, Europe and much of the developing world. As you progress in your studies you can choose modules according to your areas of interest – including a final-year internship allowing you to work with a Member of Parliament.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Compulsory Introduction into Politics Introduction to International Relations Political Analysis Thinking Politically: Introduction to concepts, theories and ideologies Choose one from Background to British Politics Global Histories

Assessment method

Students are assessed by a combination of coursework and exams. A few modules are assessed by coursework only.


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How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

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Course codeL202
Institution code Q50
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB Excluded subjects - General Studies and Critical Thinking
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Queen Mary University of London welcomes applications from students currently studying Level 3 BTEC qualifications and will consider you for entry to the majority of our undergraduate courses. The typical entry requirements will vary according to the course you are applying for. Some of our courses require specific subject knowledge which you may not be able to cover as part of a Level 3 BTEC qualification and we may therefore require additional Level 3 qualifications to ensure that you are suitably prepared for relevant courses. A small number of our courses do not accept BTEC qualifications for entry, either as a standalone qualification, or in combination with other qualifications at Level 3. Information on our typical entry requirements and guidance for applying can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/btec/ If you are at all unsure about the acceptability of your BTEC qualification for entry, please contact the Admissions team for individual advice (admissions@qmul.ac.uk).
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 15 credits We consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 15 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 6,5,5 in HL subjects
Extended Project We consider applications from students offering an EPQ and may make an alternative offer to include three A levels, one grade lower than our usual requirement, along with a specific grade in the EPQ.

All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. A minimum of five GCSE passes to include English and Maths at grade C or 4 or an acceptable equivalent will be required. Please refer to the website below for details on Queen Mary's English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student who will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK. http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/englishlanguagerequirements/index.html#


English language requirements

All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student who will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/englishlanguagerequirements/index.html#


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please visit and search for your chosen course on our A-Z course finder at http://search.qmul.ac.uk/s/search.html?collection=queenmary-coursefinder-undergraduate&query=&sort=title - here you will find further details on fees and funding. Please also visit our A-Z course finder to view the amount of fee you would need to pay if you are an International fee paying student. All Home, EU and International fee amounts listed are for the 2019-20 academic year and are provided as a guideline. Fees for 2020-21 have not yet been set.
Politics at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS