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International Relations and Politics University of Lincoln Degree level: Undergraduate

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Lincoln’s BA (Hons) International Relations and Politics degree provides students with access to a diverse range of modules in politics and international relations. Students can explore British Politics, international diplomacy and the emergence of global institutions. Through the study the national, comparative, international and global politics, students have the opportunity to develop an appreciation of the key themes driving contemporary International Relations and Politics. The programme is designed to develop an understanding of the influence of different political cultures and traditions on outcomes. On this course, students have the chance to examine the complex political issues, such as global inequality, religion and sectarianism, conflict and democratisation, which affect the world today. There is a strong emphasis on skills development on this course and students can learn how to collect and analyse data, draft policy proposals, produce oral and written presentations and work at a high level of individuality and as part of a team. Our academics offer a thorough grounding in British and global politics and support students to develop vital analytical, evaluative and critical-thinking skills.

Course details

Modules

In the first year of the degree, core modules introduce British government and politics and international relations. Students can begin to examine the key concepts which underpin both disciplines. In the second and third years, there are opportunities to develop in-depth knowledge of both subjects through core modules on topics including British political parties, politics and international relations theory and global governance. The core Model United Nations module gives students the opportunity to learn about international diplomacy and to practise negotiating skills in a simulated general assembly. Other optional modules enable students to study subjects of special interest, such as intelligence and national security, contemporary Chinese politics, international relations in the Middle East, human rights, genocide, war crimes and multiculturalism. For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

Assessment method

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points From a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications.
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points to include a minimum of 4 Highers or a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,100 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs. With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.

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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln
LN6 7TS


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