University of Leicester

Politics University of Leicester Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Silver

University of Leicester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This is for you if you want to understand where power lies in political systems and how this affects the organisation of society.

Course details

Modules

In your first year, you will take introductory modules that focus on the study of government, political ideas and ideologies, and power and ethics. In your second year, you will develop your understanding of Government and Political Theory. There is also greater flexibility to shape the course of your degree as you choose from a range of optional modules. In your final year, you will have the freedom to specialise in areas of the subject that particularly interest you, as well as writing a 10,000-word dissertation on a topic of your own choosing. For full module details, please see our website.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L200
Institution code L34
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk
Scottish Higher Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk
Extended Project Considered alongside other qualifications.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points Including a minimum of 15 points at HL.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered alongside other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered alongside other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered alongside other qualifications.
Scottish Advanced Higher Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.


English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website

https://le.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for home and EU students is reviewed annually and for the academic year 2019/20 it is £9,250. The fees for following years have not yet been decided but are likely to increase each year in line with inflation, subject to government regulations. The inflation rate used will be RPIX, which includes all the items in the Retail Price Index, excluding mortgage payments. For your information, the inflation rate used by the Government when increasing the tuition fee from £9,000 to £9,250 was 2.8%. For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding

Provider information

Visit our website

University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH


Clearing contact details

Clearing Line

Course contact details

Visit our course page
Admissions Office (UG Social Science)

+44 (0) 116 252 5281