Royal Holloway, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
BA Politics at Royal Holloway invites you to explore the ideas and ideologies, as well as the processes, institutions and issues that are fundamental to understanding the politics of our times.
You will gain a solid foundation in politics and political theory, studying subjects such as democracy and democratisation, elections, power, migration, ethnicity and human rights. As you progress through the degree, the flexible nature of the course allows you to specialise in fields such as European integration, democratic theory, British and American politics, political communication and young people’s politics.
The study of politics is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, drawing on insights from economics, history, philosophy and sociology. You will develop your understanding of power relations at all levels of social life and gain insight into the role of identity, ideology, interests and institutions in shaping the modern world.
We examine and compare governments, party politics, political behaviour and citizen movements in countries throughout the world. We will introduce you to the growing impact of the internet and new forms of social media that are changing how politics are conducted in the UK, Europe, North America and elsewhere.
The Department of Politics and International Relations has a strong commitment to high-quality, cutting-edge research, all of which informs our teaching. We are a research community that applies various theories and methods to the study of domestic, transnational, regional and global politics. We have expertise in African, British, Chinese, European, Middle East, North American and South Asian politics, and our research covers areas such as security, democratisation, youth politics, international diplomacy and political communication, as well as contemporary and radical theories of democracy and power.
Ours is an active and engaged student community, and there are opportunities to take part in debating, Model United Nations and party political societies on campus
We offer students research placement opportunities with our staff, gaining valuable experience of working at the forefront of political enquiry
- You will be taught by experts, many of who have advised governments and other organisations
Please refer to our website for information https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/pir/politics.aspx
Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
- Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.
- Socio-economic factors which may have impacted an applicant’s education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||BTEC must be in a related subject|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 24 credits
M: 21 credits
P: 0 credits
|Access must be in a related subject area. Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||Grades 6,5,5 at Higher Level with a minimum of 32 points overall|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3, H3|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||BTEC must be in a related subject plus one A-Level grade B|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||Plus two A-Levels graded B,B|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate|
Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us at email@example.com to discuss your situation.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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