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The field of politics allows you to explore how parliaments and governments function and evaluate political ideas such as power, freedom, democracy, conflict, legitimacy or accountability as well as incorporating international relations.
Modules are varied, allowing you to explore how politics works in Britain and further afield as well as investigate how public policy is made. Other strands of work discuss justice, democracy, human rights and international relations; providing you with a broad understanding of politics tailored to your own particular needs.
In your first year you will take our foundation core modules, while in your second and third years you choose from a wide range of optional modules.
This degree aims to provide you with an excellent understanding of politics and government while also equipping you with associated intellectual and communications skills that will be of value whether you work in government or in the private or voluntary sectors. Politics graduates find careers in a wide range of fields. A further option is to go on to postgraduate study.
The politics department at Cardiff University has unrivalled academic links with the National Assembly for Wales via the Welsh Governance Centre and long established relationships with national and international organisations such as the Westminster parliament, European Union and NATO. This unique status gives students the opportunity to supplement their learning by engaging with political decision makers in the real world.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB - BBB||All offers to exclude General Studies, Citizenship Studies or Critical Thinking|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - DMM|
|Extended Project||A||A in EPQ and BBB-BBC at A-Level|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||
GCSE English Language Grade B or 6, IGCSE English First Language grade B.
IGCSE English as a Second Language not accepted.
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 - 32 points||Award of the IB Diploma with 34-32 points OR 665-655 in 3 HL subjects|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB - BBB||All offers to exclude General Studies, Citizenship Studies or Critical Thinking|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
Applicants may be required to participate in an interview.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/2018/politics-bsc-econ
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.